Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Friends Quilt

Hello! What a beautiful busy week this has been! I had a wonderful fun time Monday at G.A.S.! Yep, you read that right! GAS is a local Gathering and Stamping group. We had a blast working on post it note holders and Christmas cards! On Tuesday I got to spend the day with a dear friend. We had breakfast and then shopped til we dropped! What a treat! Wednesday was my day to cook fellowship dinner for our church. I do the dinners twice each month and we have such a good time. Simple fare but fun for me as I love to cook! So, you can see, I finally had time to sit down with you and my blog!

Today's project is the exact opposite of my last post. The Faith card was simple in design but bold in content. This card is just BOLD! I started with a white card stock base. I punched twelve coordinating squares from Fall patterned paper. I attached these in quilt fashion and added the faux stitching. I then went over the entire surface with Antique Linen distress ink. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out with Nesties. I also went over that surface with the distress ink. Then I crumpled the stock and smoothed it out again for a more worn look. I didn't want to crumple it before I used the distress ink because I didn't want ink lines running across my sentiment.I added doodles to each scallop and then adhered the piece to the card with dimensionals. To further the vintage feel I added a crochet flower with a button center (the flower crocheted by my Mom of course for those of you who remember her Lord's Supper piece). Then to really add some flair, I added the brown organdy bow and repeated the button center. Whew! So much compared to my usual projects! But what fun! I love to just pull out all the stops sometimes and see what happens, don't you? I guess that's why sketches are so hard for me. I never know the outcome til I'm done and that's the most fun!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today! Please stay and look around as long as you like or have time for! Since I no longer drive, this blog has become my way to stay in touch with family and friends. It is also my way to "meet" new friends and stay in touch with the world "out there". So, do come by when you can, say hello or not, but always know you are welcome!!

Blessings to you,
Vicki
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19 comments:

  1. this is beautiful vicki! nice work. :)

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  2. Wow, this one is showstopper! Love all the attention to detail, the bow and crocheted flower are fabulous. Love how the distress ink add to the feel too. Who makes the sentiment stamp? It is such a wonderful and true sentiment! Absolutely adore this card!

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  3. Wowee! What a stunning creation - loving it!

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  4. That sentiment is lovely and I like the crocheted flower for some flair!

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  5. So beautiful card Vicki! you worked a lot on it! glad to hear you had a nice and funny week ;)
    Many hugs!!!

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  6. This is lovely! I like the quilt look.

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  7. I love the quilt look you made here!

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  8. OMGosh Vicki this is Beautiful!!! Love the distressing you did with the ink!!! Beautiful job on every detail:)

    Have a lovely weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  9. Sounds like you had a busy but fun week. Love your card. What a wonderful design and the sentiment is lovely.

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  10. I love your card- love the name of your group too- I love the sentiment. You are so blessed- I love the idea of a stamping group!

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  11. I would have never thought it was faux stitching! Wonderful!

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  12. Awwww......this is so pretty vicki and I love the look of the crocheted flower.

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  13. This quilt method is so neat, and you've embelished it beautifully. I've read your directions and am in awe.

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  14. Vicki, I cannot tell you how much I lOVE this card. LOVE<3 LOVE<3 LOVE<3! Lots of embellies, but they work so well together :) Colors are great. Did I mention I love this card? Great job! Big Hugs!!!

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  15. love it, love it, love it! Did I say I LOVE IT!? That quilt look is wonderful! Thank you for explaining how you made this. :)

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  16. What a wonderful sentiment! Lovely card!

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