Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge Mondrian Inspired


Welcome back, stamping friend! It’s another Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge for you – PCC298. Have a look at the sketch, and get your crafty mojo flowing!


Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge Mondrian Inspired

I was a little stumped myself, at first. But then – an idea happened! I can’t wait to see what idea blooms for  you. Here’s what I came up with.


As soon as I saw the black lines with squares and rectangles in some of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum papers, I was reminded of the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. I love his use of the abstract, with the heavy black lines, and bright primary colours. (If you’re interested in seeing his work & reading about him, click on his name in the above sentence). When I was in Liverpool, England 2 years ago, I got to see some of his work at the Tate Gallery. This is the painting that inspired me for this challenge:

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge
Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red 1937-42 Piet Mondrian 1872-1944 Purchased 1964

Here is my card for this challenge:

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

I stayed with the primary colours used by Mondrian, and created the square by cutting down a piece of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum paper.


After cutting the piece of Graceful Glass Vellum, I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Blueberry Bushel, Real Red and Pineapple Punch to colour the 3 areas. I used the Pineapple Punch over the Daffodil Delight, as I wanted the yellow to be very vibrant, as in Mondrian’s paintings.

To keep the colours true, I backed the vellum piece with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut to the same size. This prevented any dulling of the colours from the next panel underneath, which is Basic Black cardstock.

Under the Basic Black is a banner shape created from Pineapple Punch cardstock. The tails at each end were cut with Paper Snips, and the banner attached with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next is a panel of Real Red cardstock, backed by another panel of Basic Black. These squares were then layered onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock, then Basic Black, then Whisper White, then finally a Basic Black cardstock base.

I was very tempted to leave it as is, but decided I would go along with the sketch, and add the clear Faceted Gems.



Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge Mondrian Inspired

I left the rest of the card front blank. Unlike most of my cards, I only added a white panel on the inside, but didn’t add any other stamping or sentiment.


Did I accomplish a ‘Mondrian inspired’ piece? Did I stay too much with the sketch? Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear what you think!


For more inspiration, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page. Then find your muse, and create your own card to link up. I can’t wait to see what inspires you!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)


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