Tuesday, August 18, 2020

That's More Like It!

After the enforced minimalism of our last challenge at Shopping Our Stash, this fortnight we invite you to "Pile It On" and add as many layers as you possibly can. In my case, this is less "challenging" but lots more fun! My creation is so loaded I had to make my cardbase out of watercolor paper... I think I've met the requirements, lol! 

patterned paper: blue fern studio; florals, leaves and awesome but discontinued distressing tool: prima; marrakech mix stencil: michelle ward for stencilgirl; mixed media die set #2: tim holtz/sizzix; embossing paste: dreamweaver; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, scor-tape, sewing machine

My patterned paper is the Bird Waltz collection from Blue Fern Studio, via Paper Anthology, and fairly recent. But don't worry there is plenty of ANCIENT stash, as well. I don't think any of the florals can be less than two or three years old and the biggest ones are muuuuuuuch older. In addition to my three strategically torn and distressed layers of paper, I've added even more texture by putting some white embossing paste through a well-loved stencil on the top layer and using one of my TH "Mixed Media" dies to cut through the bottom layer and reveal some of the cardfront.

Head on over to SOS to see what my amazing DT sisters have created to inspire you, then start making plans to link up your own maximalist masterpiece!


  1. Hand deliver only or take a loan out for the postage card. Gorgeous but I am never disappointed on any of your creations. Love Love Love your card.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh soooooo pretty and sooooo much to admire!
    Love the colours, the layers, the textures...so very Lauren ♥

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW!! I can't love this card enough! Soooo many luscious layers!

  4. Lauren, when I saw the theme of this challenge I immediately thought of you, I knew this was right up your alley.
    I think your layering is amazing, the texture, the colors and those flowers, WOW!! simply gorgeous.
    I agree with Donna, this is so very YOU!!


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