Monday, 15 October 2012

Inspired by quilting

The latest Counterfeit Kit Challenge mini-challenge is up and this time, we were asked to be inspired by quilting.

I recently participated in Clair's Stitching on Paper class and one of the prompts was also quilting so I had done a paper piecing patchwork design already (see my post here) so I wanted to try something different but familiar.

I went back to the design I did for Whimsical Musing #30 where we were to be inspired by the trendy geometrical shapes (here) and decided to take that white on white stitching and start from there.

Then rather than add the papers on top, I decided to cut out the centres of each shape and add the papers behind. Leslie tells me this is reverse appliqué. I made sure that there was a bit of dimension behind too so you get a sense of depth.



My October kit, Brighter, was the perfect combination of colours and patterns to give this a mismatched whimsical feel to it.



The stitching took a long time, but sitting in front of the TV, taking me time, it was just the slow down therapy I needed after some hectic days.





Having spent the last weeks packing and unpacking boxes I thought it was a good idea to try and participate in the Scrap Happy member LOAD this month - yes, I told you I was crazy! But to be honest, this bit of me time every day had done me the world of good ;-) I'm hoping for a full month of pages but I am not stressing about it - later in the month could be hard for me so we will see.

Why not have a go at being inspired by quilts - there's so many ways to take this and I know that the Master Forgers all went in different directions so do make sure you check them all out. Don't forget to share your creation over at the CKC Mr Linky (here).

Have a great Monday everyone!

14 comments:

  1. i love this wow, white space done beautifully

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  2. I love this page - crisp white, beautiful stitching and pretty papers - beautiful :)

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  3. Wow I really love this page the diamond shape is perfect and I love love love the mix of colours

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  4. seemed to have lost my comments so here go again sorry if you do receive them twice
    I love this page the diamond design is perfect and I really love the mix of colours very striking and on the white bkgd it really stand out

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  5. That is fabulous. I love the stitching. You are very clever - but I have already said that. Now then, the Counterfeit Kit Club Design Team Call... if you run an online store, are you forbidden from entering or is it OK to do so? I would love to have a go, but I understand if it is a conflict of interests. Loving your work and that of the other Counterfeiters as usual, whatever the response may be! jenx

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  6. I love the peak of color on this and the stitching adds just the right touch of embellishing. Wonderful job!

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  7. Ooooooo! Looooove this! Love the use of negative space, the quilting and the stitching. Gorgeous and eye catching!

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  8. Just wonderful! This is so pretty ... How did you managed to cut the diamond shapes? Please don't tell me you can do this by hand!

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  9. This is the layout that really caught my eye on the Counterfeit Challenge site, it's FABULOUS!!! Did you cut the diamonds with an electronic cutter? I just got a cameo the other day, and I would love to try something like this!

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  10. The white on white stitching is inspired, Lisa. And all the patterns are tied together so wonderfully. I love this page.

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  11. Gorgeous LO, I love this effect, I may have to pinch your idea, just love it. Deb x

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  12. There are so many things I loved about this page when I saw it on Flickr. I want to scraplift this! So cool!

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  13. A gorgeous layout Lisa:) I do get a quilting feel from the scraps of paper and stitching! Lovely :)

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  14. Oh my word, Lisa. This is stunning - the negative paper opening combined with the stitching. Genius!

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