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.
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.
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 source...got 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!
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!!!
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