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Monday, July 8, 2013

Patchwork Farmland...

A couple of months ago I was flying over Iowa and loving the beauty of the patchwork fields.  The colors, different shades of greens and browns, are so incredibly beautiful!   
So when Craft Your Passion wanted a "Patchwork background" for this Monday's challenge - that is what came to mind.
Started with a white base card and used Distress Ink to color the edges.  Another panel was cut to support the fields of patchwork.  From my scrap pile I rescued coordinating green papers large enough to make the strip I needed.  I glued down the edge of four strips to the base panel and then wove the other strips in at a right degree angle.  Once the strips were taped together, the new patchwork panel was cut down to a size somewhat smaller than A2 and attached to the base card.
The cottage and the mouse images were colored with Copics & fussy cut.  I used two mouse images & sculpted them, layering a 2nd head and hat on the first.  the mouse and the sentiment were mounted on foam tape for dimension.  The flowers and cows were created using punches.  Specific supplies used are listed below.
The rest of the CYP Design Team has many more delightful samples of patchwork used in their artwork (HERE).  Get your version in by Sunday July 14 and try for the prize from our Sponsors!

This card should be eligible for the following
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (+ animal =cows!)
Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Let's hear it for the Boys
613 Ave. C #27 - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The cottage is "Fairy Tale Cottage" by The Sugar Kissed Cottage; "Hello" is an SU stamp; the mouse is "Mouse Country" from Simple Pleasures
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from the scrap pile; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Cows and flowers are from very old small punches
INKS: Distress Inks were used to create the faux frame; the digi was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer and the mouse was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Both were colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Fabulous image brilliant colouring Ginny x

  2. Love the image and your background is perfect for the colors!
    DT Sister

  3. Ginny what a great idea to patchwork the field, it looks great. Adorable image and beautifully colored as well. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  4. Stunning. Thanks for sharing your cute card with Divas by Design.
    xxx Margreet

  5. great inspiration for the background and love the scene-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  6. Brilliant idea and design, Ginny! Really wonderful scene you've created!
    Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!

  7. ~ginny, what a clever idea to use a woven background. It really does resemble the patchwork fields and creates a beautiful backdrop for this sweet scene. The extra touches (cows and flowers)make me smile.

  8. Hi Ginny,
    theis card is so lovely. I like the image and your colours of the background.
    xxx Michelle

  9. Such an adorable boy theme card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

  10. Creative and Cute! I love your patchwork field! Isn't it wonderful that our inspiration can come from almost anywhere? Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner


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