Saturday, April 9, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #134

Welcome to Etsy Inspired Challenge! Our shop is Think Fast Designs. It's the talented Paper Craft's Go-To girl Kim Kesti's  Etsy shop (see here) . There will be a discount code.
Winner Prize TBD. Sponsor: Nikki Sivils
Winner prize - One Niki Sivils "collection" pack (paper and embellies)!
Kim's Think Fast Shop has some lovely lovely items. Each one of them is fun and whimsical. I chose this quilt as my inspiration. I was inspired to make a quilt-like card.
I don't know about you, but I have a stack of pattern paper sitting idled in my shelves for a long time.... This is the prefect way to use up the pattern paper ( that I have been hoarding admiring) or scraps that you may have left from previous projects. I chose Basic Grey paper for the entire design and then just added my own twist to it.
Life is good
Here's the close-up. I used the Her Arts Sew Artsy for all the faux stitching. I love that set for this particular reason! The sentiment (live, love, laugh) and the yellow butterfly are from SRM Stickers-Hello. The flower is a retired Hero Arts stamp. I stamped it in two different colros and added the flower centre (strings from Michael's). LOVE this effect!
Please check out our fabulous DT and see what they come up with.
Special guest designer: Kim Kesti
KerryKimme (April guest design)
 Savannah , Virginia (you are here)
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57 comments:

TanySol said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

annieambriel said...

Gorgeous card.. I love all the different elements. so fun and bright :)

StampinCathy said...

Stunning card. Just love all the fun squares. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance at this fun giveaway too.

Tammy said...

Great card Virginia--yummy paper!!

Jeanette Marchand said...

I love your card, Virginia! You just gave me a wonderful idea for a birthday card for a party this weekend. Thanks!
(Thanks for the chance to win, too.)

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card!

Marie-Anne

Jackie said...

Your card is goregous Virginia! I love the quilt blocks & colors you used...FAB work as always Hun!!!!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the patchwork!

Lin said...

LOVE this, Virginia! Looked at Kim's shop, and there are lots of lovely things there........hope I can find some time to enter this time!!

Vicky said...

awesome card! (and I have some of that paper :) I thought you had drawn on the stitching lines but a stamp...cool!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Virginia this card with patterned paper and your fun creative embellishments is wonderful!

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous card & some yummy candy.

Kerry said...

Love how you were inspired by that quilt! Great colors, patterns, and sentiments!

Barb said...

Virginia, as always, I love this card even more now that I see the inspiration item! Fabulous creativity and fun elements! Love it! Happy weekend to you! :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I LOVE your quilt card. I love making quilts.

Amy C said...

Super cute Virginia!! I ♥ the way you have used the quilt blocks on your card. Fab job!! I may just have to play along this week. ;)

Kathy (krolski) said...

This card is so adorable Virginia! I love the faux stitching. Makes me want to get that stamp set just for that! I love the quilt look!

BabyBokChoy said...

This card is as gorgeous as they come, wowser!!!!! so perfect and what a great take on the inspo photo.

justsomestuffimade said...

Adorable patchwork-style card! I love this idea for using up scraps ;)
That quilt is certainly a stunner, isn't it?! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Ruth S

diana said...

What a great card and a lovely quilt for inspiration! Also a great way to use up my paper craps. TFS ;-)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

FAB creation Virginia. Love the quilt design. I especially like the Sew Artsy faux stitching. Gotta try that soon. Love it. :)

Kendra said...

This card is so great and it's easy to see they transition from the quilt to your card- great inspiration! I have a TON of scrap paper and this would be a great way to use it! Thanks for sharing.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

LOVE Your card!! And such a great interpretation of that quilt picture! FABULOUS!!!

gberry14 said...

Your quilt card is so beautiful and highly honors its inspiration. Just so creative and amazing in every way.-Leesa B

Eve said...

oh this is so cute, and my kinda card!! QUILT!!:-) Luv the papers you chose for this card, like vintage fabrics. Luv this card! :-)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous quilt card, Virginia! Like you, I admire all my stacks of paper pads - good to use them once in a while!

alexandra s.m. said...

LOVE your card Virginia!!!
Greetings from the City of Lights <3

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

What a great take on the challenge, I love the little squares, what a great way to use up little bits and pieces and come out with a fab card!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Virginia, what a lovely quilt-inspired card you have made using your scraps! I LOVE it!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Virginia! Love your quilt card today! I bet you so enjoyed making it! :> I used to have a whole bunch of pp but Ariel has taken it!!!!! Plus I stopped buying it, but have started again lately! :>

IRIS said...

So beautiful!!!

Tiffany said...

Love your quilted card! And that added layered flowering in the center finishes it off perfectly!

Dawn said...

love your quilt card Virginia. So pretty.

Isha said...

Lovely Quilted card Virginia. Great mix of patterns, colors and SRM Stickers.

Shelley said...

Great card!!!

ivy said...

what a great way to use up scraps!

Christine said...

The stitching is SO clever.
And the colors are fun, your card makes me smile - this is a great design!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your faux quilt. Beautiful papers!

de said...

Oh wow Virginia! This is one amazing card! It is truly perfect for that amazing quilt! Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! This is soooooooo fab, Virginia! I LOOOOOOOVE this card--it is perfect! It is way better than mine--it is so styling and colorful with the faux stitching is sooooo cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You rocked this challenge!! LOOOOVE being on the same team as you! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love this quilt like card. Love the boldness of the papers used and the stitching does give it a warm and cozy feeling. Just like one of grandma's quilts. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs.

Emily Branch said...

Girlfriend! YOU TOTALLY NAILED THIS CHALLENGE!! Love love love the Basic Grey paper as a quilt!! The stitching is lovely and I AM love love loving the colors and this layout!! Always SUCH a TREAT to see your work!!!

Jo said...

Wonderful card! I think I'll have to make one of those too.

Lillian Child said...

I simply ADORE this card design idea. Your creativity is fabulous! Great job!

Deirdre said...

Another stunner Virginia - so, so gorgeous.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this quilted style card, Virginia! The colours are fabulous and the double faux stitching is really awesome. You rock that Hero Arts set!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh Virginia, I do so love coming to your blog! This quilt card is fabulous! The flower and the sentiment are perfect!

Cathy Fong said...

woow woww.. beautiful card! i totally love everything about this card. tFS

Dwita said...

Gorgeous take on the quilt, Virginia..

mcgeechs said...

Love your quilt inspired card. I need to try that on a card and/or a scrapbooking page. Thanks.

Donna said...

Wow, what a great idea for scrap paper, and your card is so pretty, love it.
donna

ShaniKulani said...

love the quilt inspired card! and all the beautiful colors :)

Message Keeper said...

This is fabulous! Inspiring me to use up some patterned paper or create some! Thanks!

Disp6194 said...

I love this card! I too have some pattern paper I have been admiring for quite some time :)

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I love the colors-they are both fun and vintage at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great way to use up scraps--I like the faux stitching and the flower in the center.

Kimba's Kreations said...

That quily is so pretty and your card is amazing!