Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 103



Patch Things Up!

I'm hostess for Mo's Challenges this month, and for this week I've chosen the theme of "Patchwork."
You can use one of Mo's images that contain a quilt, quilt-patterned designer paper, or, as I have done, make a patchwork quilt background for your image panel. 



I love crazy quilt backgrounds because I get to use up some of my ever-growing stash of DP scraps!
It's very easy to do, and you don't have to be very fussy with it. I cut a piece of computer paper the size that I want the patchwork to be,  pick out several scraps of DP patterns that go well together, then glue the papers down, overlapping the edges and making sure to cover the computer paper completely.  Don't worry about going beyond the edges of the base paper, because that gets trimmed before it's mounted on the card front. I like to machine stitch the design before mounting it, but you could use faux stitching, piercing, or leave it as is.
 I hope you'll give it a try...it really is fun!

Images: "Birthday Fairy Lee" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital ticket sentiment (unknown source)

Tools: Copics, Spica pens, Mounting tape, Sewing machine, Glue dots, Wire, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink, Neenah smooth white, Scraps of assorted DPs

Embellishments: Assorted buttons (Some are from old nightgowns!), Beads, 'Love' charm, Satin ribbon
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Another Example


Image: Baby from the set "The Diaper Crew" from Mo's Digital Pencil

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Oval Nesties and Marianne swirl die, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue, Neenah smooth white, Assorted scraps of DP

Embellishments: Ribbon roses, Satin ribbon, Brad, Truck charm, Pearl cabochons


So glad you dropped by!
Elaine








7 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely creations.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Dawn B. said...

I love this theme. Your crazy quilts are perfect. I really like the recycled buttons to. Great job Elaine.

Dorcas said...

Elaine, wow! You floor me girl! I can't decided which of these two cards I like best. They're both really stunning!

Kathy Bradley said...

Adorable cards for Mo's wonderful images.

Pat said...

Hey there my sweet friend! Your cards (both of them...you are so ambitious!) are just fabulous!!! I love the way you do the wonky quilting...thanks for the good tips!! Love the colors you chose...and your coloring is gorgeous...as always!! Hugs. Pat

Cathy said...

Elaine, this is really nnice, love the patchwork backgrounds you created. Your coloring of the images are both perfect, Awesome challenge!!!

Cheryl said...

Great challenge. I love both cards!