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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Challenge Quilt 2017

Finished in August 2017 for the NZ Quilt and Craft Fair September 2017, Page 33 Challenge.
It was called a Page 33 challenge which means entrants were given page 33 from random magazines to use as inspiration for their quilt.  Some people got fashion pages, car pages, gardening pages, and I got a house page.  The geometric shapes, strong perspective and soft colours were what inspired me.






























Apart from having a connection to the inspiration page, the quilt had to fit within a 0.5 metre square, have three layers and obvious quilting elements.  We could use anything on that page for inspiration (e.g. words, colours, shapes etc).

I used several techniques: raw edge applique, piecing, 3D panel, and common quilt blocks.  Beaded embellishments represent the chandelier and the flowers on the table. I moved the furniture around a bit.

It got first prize.  I was overseas at the time and didn't know it had won.

Scary Boo!

I made this to give to the little girl next door and, as she is a crafter, hopefully she might pick the bits off and re-use them.  The bat can flap it's wings, and the ghost and bats eyes glow with Kindyglitz.

Halloween Dies:  Provocraft
Striped paper download:
Grass die: Impression Obsession
wavy die: unbranded












Shared on challenges:
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Autumn Mouse

Look at this face!  How sweet? And this will go nicely with a gift box of specialty teas.

I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, so just  embossed a border onto the card to frame it.  I embossed the veins in the leaves by hand and inked the edges with antique paper distress ink, and glued them so the edges are lifted off the card.


Image: Stampendous Rose Hip Tea Cup
Coloured with Copics
Stitched Circle Die:
Leaf die: provocraft
Thanks Die: Wplus9


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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Memory Garden

 A memory garden is a lovely concept; a place of peace and remembrance that can be visited in the mind whenever you wish.  For you M.


Stamp: Hero Arts
(clear embossed then watercoloured with distress inks)
EF: Couture Creations
Butterfly Die:
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's
Edges inked, Distress inks, ribbon











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Boo!

A not-too-scary hallowe'en card.  I used a bit of inking on the sentiment and the small items, and some 3D foam to pop the spider, fence, pumpkin & skull.  I just thought when I did this, wouldn't the pumpkin & skull make good buttons? Hmmmm





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All Halloween dies: provocraft
Curvy stitched dies: unbranded
Striped paper download:  A Bit More Time To Craft

Shared on challenges:
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