16 June 2009

Papercutting: Designs by Alison

A petite basket of flowers was my first to try from the Adornments pack of Papercuttings by Alison. Sixteen patterns ranging in size 2-1/4" x 2-1/2" to 3" x 4-1/2" are most suited for card decorating.

Start by taping the design copy to black silhouette paper and cutting out smallest sections first.

Windsor Settee (not from the Adornments pack), is another design by Alison. Background paper is Basic Grey's Fruitcake range, FRU-601 Tidings/Wintermint.

Windsor Settee card was a real step to the left, was it not? I'm not sure if deviating away from the traditional is breaking any real boundaries. Maybe there's room for a little experimentation; what do you think?

Not so long ago I'd written an article at Helium website, on The Joys of Paperart, and mentioned not needing to use anything other than minimal black/white paper requisites for paper-cuts. (Silhouettes is really where it all started I was thinking at the time).

I'd be really interested in your thoughts, comments too.


Lyn S said...

They are both quite beautiful Carole! Doesn't hurt to mix things around, the patterned paper gives you a change from just black and white and gives a different look.

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow! what a lot of work but it is beautiful!

La Donna Welter said...

So sorry you were unable to open my blog. There seems to be some technical difficulties.
I'm also sorry to say that you did not win my giveaway, but I will have many more in the future! : )
Your paper cuttings are just beautiful!!!!!

La Donna