Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quilt Inspired, A WINNER, and a coupon code for you!!!!!

Hello everyone! This week at Practical Scrappers, we are doing a "quilt inspired" feature for layouts and cards.

I actually created this first page for the 3rd round of the layout contest where we had to use a quilt for inspiration. (I created two layouts for that particular challenge and the other one was featured, which you can see HERE.)

It's funny because when I saw this first quilt, I knew the fabric and pattern immediately. You see, the designer of this fabric is Amanda Herring, and she has had her fabric patterns turned into patterned paper by Bazzill!! AND I happened to guest design for her a couple months of go (see the posts HERE). AND not only did she send me paper to work with, but some fabric samples, TOO! So I decided to use fabric on my layout as well.

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I created the diamond pattern in SCAL2 and cut it on my Cricut. On the background white cardstock, I layered some of the patterned papers behind the cut outs, and some of them I actually popped even further back with pop dots to give it some depth.

Then I took the little diamond pieces that were cut out and covered them with fabric and stitched around the edges. I popped them off the page with pop dots, so that there are three levels of layers! I really love how this page turned out!

Next up, I had been searching the web for some fun quilt patterns, when a friend of mine had sent me some information about her new long-arm quilting business. She sent a little video of all the projects she has done and I was in love with one called a "fan quilt" (that he mother actually made, but she quilted). You can "like" her here at Yellow House Quilting.

Here is a photo of the quilt:

So I looked online for some fan quilt patterns that I could trace in SCAL2 and came across this one (can not find the original this from google search).

I cut out all these little pieces with my Cricut at different sizes to created these fan bursts on my page!

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 I had originally planned to do this page in my next scrap class at my LSS, but after the time it took to created the fans, I think I am going to come up with something else!  But we ARE using the American Crafts "chap" line which I am excited about!

OK, next I owe you a WINNER from the Birds of a Feather Blog Hop from a few weeks ago!  The Random number generator gave me #16 which was JANET!!!!!

Janet please contact me and I will send a RAK your way!!!


And finally something EXCITING for my blog readers!  How about a 20% discount at the shop of Paper Issues!!!  There is a LOT arriving soon including some Dear Lizzy Neopolitain, other American Crafts, MME, and Studio Calico just to name a few!!   All you have to do is enter the coupon code AUDREY at checkout to get 20% off your purchase!!!  How awesome is that????  AND this code doesn't even expire!!!  Let me know what you get!

I will be back this weekend for some crop info and projects from the Memorable Seasons "Take a Leap" crop going on this weekend!!!


Diana Fisher said...

Amazing!!! I love your pages and the quilt idea is fabulous!

Diana Waite said...

these are SOOO amazing Audrey! Love that the quilts are inspiring you!

Anonymous said...

These LO's are amazing! So much thought and detail!!!

Christa said...

These designs are wonderful. The diamond shapes are ingenius. I love how they are set down in. The layout of K. has great design and flow.