Tuesday, May 5, 2009

VLVMay01 Sketch Challenge with a twist

I made this card for the VivaLaVerveMay01 sketch challenge with a twist. The twist was to use something from your home for inspiration. The rag quilt photographed behind this card is what inspired me. I made this quilt several years ago, and as the sentiment indicates, it's brought me comfort many times on chilly evenings. I know the colors aren't for everyone, but for me they're perfect........I'm a purple girl from the getgo! I used scraps of paper to make this and stamped the squares with white pigment ink and coordinating color inks to resemble the flannel patterns. I distressed all the edges to look like the ragged edges of the quilt. I cut a heart from purple cardstock and distressed that before adding to the square. There are random hearts sewn onto the quilt too. I suppose I actually recreated my own ragquilt onto cardstock didn't I?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day. It's still raining here in PA, so I'll stay in my craft room a while longer.

Carol

stamps - Verve, Stem Silhouettes, Flannel Plaid
paper - scraps of purple, lavendar, aqua and blue, PTI white

inks - elegant eggplant, white ColorBox, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze,Lavendar Lace
accessories - Heidi Swapp edge distresser, heart diecut, elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

Monica Anderberg said...

Your colors are just beautiful! You make so nice stuff! I like come back often to visit!

Hugs Monica

Sue from Oregon said...

wow...very dramatic rag quilt you have there !

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Ohhhh....I LOVE those colors together! Very pretty card, and really clever of you to come up with the idea! I LOVE it! :-)

JD said...

Great job with this challenge...Nicely done...I'm tired of the rain, but I have managed to get a lot more cards done this week because of the rain...

LeAnne said...

OMW, this is wonderful! You've captured your quilt perfectly, and how pretty it is! I love these deep jewel tones....great card!

Silke said...

WOW - this is fab!!! I love the Sketch with the twist - LOL!!! The colors are wonderful and perfectly displayed with the quilt!!!