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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Patchwork


This week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we are patching things together.  Your inspiration is patchwork which you can interpret any way you want!  I cannot sew at all and love quilts so I decided to create a faux quilt square on my card!
I checked a book out of the library showing modern retro quilt patterns and they were all created with beautiful colors and patterns.  I used that to inspire my first card with a star pattern.  I used the beautiful pattern papers fromMy Minds Eye - Skys the Limit - Find your Wings and Fly and the triangle dies from My Favorite Things to cut my shapes.  I spent some time arranging them and then distressed the edges I found coordinating paper to put around the outside edges. I added a coral ribbon and button as accents.  I stamped the xxx thank you using Ranger Archival Ink - Rose Madder which has a lovely coral hue.

My second card is more traditional and uses inchies as backdrops to butterflies.
This one was made because of all my scraps from the first card. I just cut up the remnants and then punched a flock of butterflies.  I added coordinating buttons and then stamped the lovely sentiment Beautiful Words using the Rose Madder Archival Ink

My last card was made by masking off sections of the card with post it notes and using the new Tim Holtz Stencils and a variety of inks.
I thought it would be fun to create a steampunk patchwork effect.  I used the following elements: Tim Holtz Stencil  Clockwork Stencil, Measure Stencil, Cargo Stencil, Stripes, The Crafters Workshop - Travel Stencil, Memento Sweet Plum, Memento Pear Tart  ink.   Ranger Archival Coffee, Visual Artistry Lifes Possibilities Visual Artistry - Lost and Found,   Idea-ology TImepiece Faces, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

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I hope you share your patchwork inspired project for a chance to win a $50 Gift voucher from  Simon Says Stamp.
Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz

20 comments:

  1. Suzz...I love your work! Your patchwork cards are all so lovely and each one so different. I particularly like the butterfly card in the center. It's sweet simplicity captivated me. But that top card is also a lovely design. I love the pops of color against the white! <3 Candy

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  2. So in love with these! What a great way to "take on" quilting!

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  3. that is just too cool, love patchwork cards, love the first two, great use of the different patterns!

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  4. I love your post today, Sue! Of course the first one is my fave, but I love all the varied ideas you've given us - I think I'll play!!

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  5. WOW Suzz! I love all of these cards... not sure which is my favorite because they are all so wonderful!

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  6. Wow, each of your cards are AMAZING Suzanne!

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  7. Wow.. all these cards are so pretty, Suzz. The colors and the patterns are so fabulous. :)

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  8. Wow Suzanne! What a beautiful collection of patchwork cards! Love all the butterflies and buttons!

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  9. Gorgeous selection of cards Suzz. I love the star patchwork on the first card and your use of colour is fantastic. The square patchwork with butterflies is so eye catching and what a wonderful idea to mask off areas to give an inked patchwork using stencils. Tracy x

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  10. What an array of inspirational ideas, Suzz... I think my favourite is the one with the butterfly inchies - such delicious colours and patterns - but they're all fab!
    Alison x

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  11. What fun card, Suzz! Love them all! so bright and happy! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. what pretty , pretty cards for the patchwork challenge Suzz!!

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  13. Suzz, I love what you've done with this challenge. The colors you chose are so fresh and modern, yet the designs and patterns are so traditional and classic. The perfect mix! And you did THREE? Awesome! They're all awesome!

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  14. All your interpretations of the patchwork are fantastic! amazing projects! BArbarayaya

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  15. I immediately fell for your beautiful card when I saw it inrelation to the Simon Monday Challenge and more or less copied it to make my own version. Thank you for the idea and the inspiration!

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  16. These cards are all so lovely Sue! What a great idea to make a patchwork with stencils! Love the colours and patterns of the first one, and all the distressed edges.

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  17. 3 gorgeous projects :) I love the colors and designs :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  18. So many fun ways to use patchwork in your projects. I love these ideas. The buttons and butterflies from scraps ... brilliant!! How adorable. I love the bright color palette too. Suzz ... you are soooooo creative. Love your work. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  19. I'm a little late on the draw here, but I couldn't NOT comment on your projects! Holy cow! I was drooling over your color palette on the retro art card and those repeated butterflies are TOO amazing on the second Thank You card. You have a gift for creating lovely things and I really count these among my favorite projects of yours...even though I say that every time!

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