Saturday, 3 August 2013

Patchwork



Morning Peeps, hopefully by the magic of Blogger this is going to appear Saturday morning as we should have sailed overnight from Florence to the Eternal City of Rome, a place I never tire of visiting with all it's beauty and ancient history. 

Anyhow, about this weeks challenge at Allsorts where our lovely Tracy is the host and has some photo inspiration for us, do pop over to the challenge blog to see what inspiration grabs you from the picture. Our sponsors this week are DigiStamp Boutique and Crafty Ribbons.

To me patchwork jumped out of the picture so I set about using the basic square and creating a pattern within it using Graphic 45 DP's. If anyone had told me before I made this that it would take me ages I would never have believed them but for whatever reason I spent the best part of an afternoon on it. I laid the finished panel over an embossed background and added some flowers made using Ruth's Tonic Pick of the Bunch Carnation punch and stamp set.


And I have made a second card using the same patchwork theory from the inspirational picture and paper piecing incorporating the single rose image from DigiStamp Boutique. The DP's are from a lovely 8x8 Nitwits paper pack which was amongst a bundle of goodies a crafty friend sent me for my birthday.............she said she saw them and thought the colours were very me....they are Tracy, thank you so much.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

52 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful cards Brenda

Funny I've just got out my Dear Jane book as I thought the little 4 1/2" blocks could be increased to 6x6 and made into backgrounds - great minds Ay!!
jacqui x

Liz Miller said...

Those cards were an afternoon well spent Brenda and a great way to use up those little bits of designer paper that we're unable to throw away. Can't pick a favourite as they are both lovely. Hope you're having a great holiday.
Liz xx

Shylaashree said...

gorgeous cards
Adhiraacreations

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Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The patchwork looks fabulous. Hope you're enjoying your holiday.
Lorraine x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the colours, Fabulous patchwork designs... I hope you are having a super holiday... enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Sarah said...

Two beautiful interpretations Brenda xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, both wonderful patchworks! Enjoy your time away. Ruby x

Julie said...

You know me Brenda,I love a bit of patchwork and yours is paper perfection! Hope you're having a wonderful time! Xxx

Jane said...

Hi Brenda hope you are enjoying Rome, I agree one of the most wonderful cities in the world. Your 2 patchwork cards are a delight, the first card is like a gorgeous dolly sized patchwork quilt x

Helene E said...

I love the colours

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your patchwork cards Brenda...two gorgeous creations especially love your paper pieced flower

Anne

Panda said...

wow, love you paper choice!
Stunning cards!

rachel said...

gorgeous card Brenda - the insppiration photo made me think of exactly this xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - and yes - I can totally believe you when you say how long it took to work out the patchwork pattern. Well worth it in my opinion though.
Beryl xx

Craftnut said...

Lovely cards b, not at all jealous that you are in sunny Italy x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both cards are fantastic Brenda. I love love love the bottom one. When I saw the photos inspiration, I thought of this type of background straight away. The colours are beautiful too
Hugs Kelly

Gerrina said...

These forms are so much fun!! Love the patchwork; reminds me of days gone, spent with my grandmother... Have a fun weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Lau W said...

Wow ! Superb cards, love them very much, very very nice work Brenda !!
Have a nice week-end !
xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are beautiful Brenda I like the patch work design ion the first card,
Kevin xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really like these cards.

chillin with Quillin said...

wow there both gorgeous, love the patterns and colors !!!!
Paula

Paula (PEP) said...

The patchwork effect is lovely on both of these & I absolutely love the second one - I think it's the colours & the lace which stick in my mind. The lacy edging of your die-cut panel echoes the lacey ribbon beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

joolaa said...

lovely cards and super papers :)

Donna Ellis said...

woooo! Wonderful paper piecing on both cards (especially with the rose continuing the theme, Brenda). Just beautiful, so both are pinned, of course, to remind me of your texture-producing techniques and wonderful use of color! hugs, de

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Brenda these look awesome and so beautiful I have always loved the patchwork effect and those papers/colours you have used look gorgeous, excellent creations. I hope that you are ok.
hugs
lorraine x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

awesome patchwork cards, Brenda!

These are amazing! I especially love the purple and green combo, and the pinks! Heck they both rock!

Marianne said...

Your patchwork cards are great!! I want to try that also; looks fabulous.
xxx Marianne

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the patchwork on both.

Pat xx

Michelle J M said...

Ooh I do like these. I am a quilter and I think these cards are perfect! I can imagine that they took a long time to do! Michelle x

Creations by Shirl said...

Both are gorgeous, love those patch work cards....
Fun to make!

butterfly said...

Delicious patchwork cards - and that first one really made me sigh with pleasure, such pretty fresh colours and patterns...

Hope you have a wonderful time in the Eternal City!
Alison x

Rianne Timmers said...

hele leuke kaartjes.en mooi bij elkaar passend.
liefs Rianne

Smetanina Svetlana said...

Удивительные работы. Очень красиво!

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the patchwork looks such fun to do. Hope you are having a wonderful cruise and enjoying plenty of bubbles too x Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brenda - sorry i have been AWOL for a while.. love the patchwork theme .. so pretty ..
Hope you are feeling ok
Lisa x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely cards Brenda! I actually prefer the pink one myself, but the are both very nice.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful technique, both of your cards are gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards, in two fabulous colourways, love both of them and Yes I can believe how long it took you as I did a patchwork card for my Sister's birthday a week or so ago and it took me a heck of a long time.

Kath x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda. Love the patchwork effect. The carnations on the first are beautiful and the rose on the second is lovely too. I think the second one is my favourite. I love the DP it's really pretty.

Hope your holiday is as fantastic as it sounds.

Kat xx

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards, what lovely patchwork on both :o)
Jackie xx

Fandhmum said...

I love your patchwork designs
Rosie x

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are beautiful! I never tire of seeing your creations and they always inspire, enjoy the rest of your holiday Karen x

Gail said...

WEll Brenda, if you'da asked me, I'd have told you that they were time consuming!
I made 'quilt' cards for my aunt once. ONCE!
These are both beautiful!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful patchwork cards you made :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Kate T said...

These are two stunning cards ! my Mum is a big quilter, so may give this style a go !
Kate x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
What pretty cards, love your papers on both, of course you know Nitwits paper pads are a favourite of mine and LOTV have just brought 3 new ones out I will have to have them LOL! The rose image looks beautiful paper pieced. Both are equally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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Monika75 said...

lovely patchwork cards :)

Linby said...

Loving the patchwork effect - the second is my fav.
Lynn x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous.

Elunia said...

Beautiful patchwork cards - the second is my favourite.
Greetings from Poland :))

Merry said...

Your patchwork design on the first card is very clever and love the colours. The second card is also lovely.