Sunday, 10 August 2014

Pretty Patchwork

The latest challenge at CD Sundays is "Quilted Fun". I looked through a huge pile of CDs this morning and realised I didn't have a single one with a background or image of patchwork or quilting - so I created my own.

First of all I printed four co-ordinating pretty papers from a CD called "Mix & Match Papercraft Collection" by Creative Crafting World - this was a recent free members' gift from Create and Craft.

Then I cut each sheet into strips an inch wide (I chose the width because it's the width of my steel ruler to make accurate cutting easy) and stuck them side by side on a sheet of plain white paper, rotating the four designs.

I then turned the paper at right angles and cut into strips again, giving me a series of strips of  one inch squares. Next I cut a 5 inch square of white paper and stuck my strips to it, rotating them in the same order I had used before.

I think it's easier to explain with pictures!

 
 
 
I trimmed off the overhanging parts of the strips to give a patchwork square, then used a black gel pen to create faux stitching around each square, and matted it with black card onto a white square card.
 
At this point I had planned to stamp and colour a topper, but after all that work I didn't want to detract from the quilted background so instead  I printed a sentiment and some flowers from the CD and finished them with black matting and gems. I think anything more would be too much!
 
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Gel pens are so useful ! I must buy my own and stop nicking J's

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  2. Lovely colours and the faux stitching looks wonderful. Thank you for joining in at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. Love the colours and your faux stitching is super. Well done for thinking 'outside the box'. I must have missed this free CD from C&C. Thanks for joining us and being first to enter for our challenge for the next two weeks.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. Well done Jane. What a lot of work and a perfect result and thank you for joining in with our theme.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. 'Above and Beyond'........comes to mind with your entry this week Jane. Wonderful inspiring creation. As Christine says 'thinking outside of the box' has certainly achieved a very pretty card. Thank you for taking part at CD Sunday. Wynn DT X

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  6. Wow Jane, such a lot of work and so quick, yet I can see how much you enjoyed this challenge. A wonderful end result, love your card. Thanks for sharing in such a devoted way, for our Quilted Fun at CD Sunday challenges. Caz

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  7. This is so nice and the colour pallet is lovely, love the swirls running through it.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    sue-b DT x

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  8. Super card and well done for thinking about how to get around the problem of not having anything to just print off. Love the colours and although I have this cd I haven't looked at it yet, must rectify this soon.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday htis week.

    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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