Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Color Combos Galore 185

This weeks inspirational picture inspired patchwork on my page. I love quilting but unfortunately don't get to quilt as often as I would like. Originally I was going to use fabric but after scouring through my hoards of fabric I could not find one fat 1/4 suitable for this weeks colours. I did find some scraps in my stash that I thought was close to the Lustrious Chartreuse. What is this colour you ask? Its basically a yellow and a green combined. So it would be more of yellow colour with a green tone.

I loved this picture of my DD taken by my mother, I don't think it was of any occasion other than the peaceful look of sleep. which I am sure Nana's The photograph of the layout isn't the best, it is raining here again which I'm sure it does every time I need to photograph....

Sweet Dreams 1

For the background I have used Fancy pants and some white cardstock that I punched with a Martha Steward border punch. I stamped a frame using Tim Holtz distress ink along with a 7Gypsy stamp. This is where a quilting ruler comes in handy for cutting out all those 1" squares. Papers used for the patchwork are Pink Paislee, Websters and a unknown brand I also over layed a few of the squares with some embossed acetate pieces. I machined stitched with zig zag to create a border and Basic Grey was used to create a heart also incorporating the flower pattern. I used dimensional pearls in the centre of the flower.

Donna Downey foam stamp was used with white paint and I traced around with a red zig pen. Other products used are Kaiser flowers, Websters, Cosmo Cricket and MM Stickers. Kaiser rubons, kindy glitz. Thanks for looking.

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  1. This is simply stunning! I love it...

  2. FI... you are amazing!!!... I heart your layout... so beautiful... I wish I can spy whilst you are at work... TFS.... very inspiring indeed.... hugs..xoxo

  3. Thanks for the comments, ummmm I would probably do your head in if saw the way I scrap... very rarely do I start with a photo and with the color palette I pretty much pull out everything I have relating to that

  4. Wow Fi you went to such effort here & produced a masterpiece - congrats!!

  5. You made me laugh describing the way you work on a layout. It could have been me. It takes me forever to decide on which to use too, once I have gotten it all out. It takes longer to put everything away again....
    Just wanted to say that I love your patchwork. I think it is cool too that you do 'real' patchwork too.
    Take care!

  6. perfecto Fi! you are too funny! You certainly got the chartreuse right! WTG! :D

  7. Wow, loving the patchwork so talented, I can't even sew LOL, gorgeous layout which I see is now gallery favourite, congrats my friend sooo well deserved, enjoy the weekend ahead!