Monday, 1 July 2019

Patchwork Birthday

At the Crafters Café we have choices.  The theme is SCI-FI or PATCHWORK.  Take your pick!  See what the design team have made, and join us here: crafterscafeblogchallenge

Thanks to My Besties for the image provided, you can get it here:

Eyes coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Ranger/Dina Wakely
PPaper from stash, a sprinkle of gems, black pen.

I chose to colour only the eyes of the image, I thought the image would disappear into the background if I coloured it  (sometimes I like to leave them uncoloured anyway).  The patched background is made using a stack'n'slash quilting technique.  The stamped sentiment is smudged with pale green in patches.  Stitching is added with a pen once it is all stuck down.  A sprinkle of gems falling into her hand.
It's very interesting; when I was making it, the top left square stood out, but in the photograph the centre square stands out more.


Linda Mc Enery said...

I just love the complete contrast of theme selections at your challenge! Fantastic! Super patchwork background, and so striking to have an uncoloured image against it. A really wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny's!

kiwimeskreations said...

I'm not surprised you took the patchwork option - I think I would too!
Love how this has turned out Carol, and just colouring the eyes was a fabulous idea

Sherri Thacker said...

I love how you did your patchwork background. Very neat!

Janette said...

Gorgeous card carol, so glad you shared it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Furrbster said...

Great idea to just colour the eyes - it works amazingly!

Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

crafty-stamper said...

The uncoloured image stands out well against the patchwork background and love all the faux stitching and the green eyes.
Carol x

tilly said...

loving the patchwork background, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

Di said...

Super card and great use of snippets as well Carol!


Di xx

cass said...

Wonderful card Carol, your patchwork background is a perfect way to use patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Narelle Fasulo said...

Great card. Love your patchwork background. I have just started making quilts, so can see your colour combination and design in a quilt on my lap real
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Narelle DT

Narelle Fasulo said...

Great card. Love your black and white image pops against your multi coloured background.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Narelle DT

Cards by Beckie said...

Such a lovely creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional 2 or more design papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…