Saturday, 15 March 2014

Get Inspired - Crazy Quilt (Week 2)

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday! I had a bit of a slow start today so I missed getting my post up first thing.  Sorry for the delay!  Anyway, I'm here now, and Its my turn to contribute for our Get Inspired column over at MFP Speedy TV!


Last week MariLynn used the below picture from Pinterest:


You can find the link to the pin on Pinterest here.  The pin leads to this page on Fickr you can find here. Beautiful!

This picture has a lot going on so there is plenty of things to choose from to use as inspiration.  I decided to use the diagonal layout of the squares on my card.  Here is what I came up with.




I used the MFP stamp set called Lots of Words.  I started by stamping and embossing the image on kraft, and cutting the piece into diagonal squares after colouring.  I found it easier to do this by drawing a grid on the back of the image and using a utility knife and ruler to cut the squares.  I used foam dots to adhere the squares on a patterned paper panel.

I forgot to put ribbon on the panel before adhering the squares as I had intended, so I decided to add some doodled lines to the edges and faux stitching to the sentiment.  I really like how this turned out so I'm kind of glad I forgot the ribbon (I can't believe I just said that!).  Some sparkly embellishments finished the card off. 

Overall this tiling technique is a bit time consuming, but it is really pretty and graphic, so I may use this again.  I think it would be fun to play with configurations and size of the squares and various images.  

As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, so I hope to see you then! 

1 comment:

Angie said...

This is awesome!!! I just love your squarees cut at a diagonal! Fabulous card! Fun inspiration challenge!