Friday, July 9, 2010

Bloggers Challenge 159

This week's Friday Bloggers Challenge theme is an inspiration photo. This is the first time I have done a challenge based on a photo. It took a little thinking on my part so I hope I got it right. When I looked at the photo, several things stood out in my mind--quilt, colors, girl's room, country decor. I hope my card expresses these things.
I started with the quilt idea. The patchwork technique from the current Technique Junkies newsletter seemed the perfect background. The colors I chose--bundled sage green, mustard seed yellow, broken china blue, and spun sugar pink. The patches were sewn together using rub-on
stitches. I used a Stampin' Up background stamp with water for the print on the patchwork. The girls are from the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather sheetand the sentiment is from the Country Life sheet. The girls were colored with Creative Inspirations paint. I think the wooden buttons add a little country charm.

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on this weeks inspiration piece! The Patchwork tech works great! Lovely coloring of the cute AO images!

Linda Monroe said...

Sweet image and great colors.

Ida said...

You did a wonderful job using the inspiration photo for your card. It's very charming and I love that you used "rub-on" stitching. Great for those who can't sew (like me)LOL!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful, Barbara...gorgeous card!

Connie Paxman said...

I do love the AO stamp and especially the quilt stitching which really compliments this king of stamp
Really great job on this challenge
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Fantastic! {SMILES}

Barbara said...

You know...sometimes simple is better. I love your take on the Challenge and I should have followed the simple is better rule as well! Oh, well!

Rachel Hope said...

So Sweet! TFS!

Basement Stamper said...

I think you did a great job, the quilting really stood out to me too but ended up not using it-yours looks wonderful!

Clara said...

Great idea using the rub-on stitching! I love the patchwork design you used. Very nice card. :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fantastic card Barbara! Your quilting turned out lovely! Great image too! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the blocking tech/patchwork look! Super job...wonderfully done image, too!

Lisa said...

Great card!

Chrissy D said...

I love that background! The colors are beautiful as is your card! TFS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- great technique and what a great image!

Claudia said...

how genius to "sew" with Rub-ons. Great Card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great BC card, luv the quilt tech and of course the stamp too!