'Q is for Quilting'
(Make a 'patchwork quilt' effect on your cards/projects)
We have two fabulous sponsors this time:
Prize from Lili of the Valley:
Prize from Crop Stop: a $15 Gift Certificate!
1. Select your papers (I've used 'Eskimo Kisses' by BasicGrey) and colour your image (I've used 'Skating Along' by one of our sponsors, Lili of the Valley)
This is a technique I like to use when I've gathered lots of little scraps of patterned papers (I don't throw anything away...ever! lol), so I've made a little 'step by step' of how I made for card for this challenge...please excuse my messy craft mat!
2. Cut a piece of co-ordinating piece of card to act as a base for your quilting, to attach to your card blank when completed, and play around with your scraps until you have a layout you like. I tried to have a mixture of differernt shapes and sizes, with an even spread of colours...don't worry, the bigger gap in the middle will be covered up when I add my image later :0)
3. Add some faux stitching (or real if you're handy with a sewing machine or needle & thread) - I did mine using my CutterBee bug and a white gel pen...I also distressed the edges ('cos I just can't help myself!), then adhere them to your base card.
4. Add your image and embellish as desired...I just added a few snowflakes (cut using Marianne Designs & Cuttlebug dies) and some glitter to allow the quilted background to be a real feature, then attach to your card blank.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
- BasicGrey - Anything Goes
- Lili of the Valley - Girly
- Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules
- Stamptacular Sunday - Girls