Thursday, June 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop - A Quilted Summer

I'm so excited to be participating in the Papertrey Blog Hop this month! A first for me! We had to create a card or project inspired by the lazy days of summer and show a picture of where our inspiration came from.

Well - this picture from the Pottery Barn July 2009 catalogue really caught my eye. It reminded me of my childhood summers when my parents would let my sister and me sleep on our screened in porch where it was cooler at night. Of course we had camp cots and sleeping bags... but it was the same cozy feeling as these wonderful quilts.
And here are four 'quilt' cards that I created from this inspiration.
I wanted to share with you a little bit of how I put these together. First I made a full sheet of 'quilt' using the Guide Lines paper and Guide Lines Two stamp set and many different colors of Papertrey Ink.! I stamped each design 14 times in the same color randomly around the blocks until the page was filled.
Then I cut them up into rectangles so they were like little quilts. I got 4 out of the sheet so I made 4 cards! I wanted them to be a little antique looking so I used the Camomile tea dye ink on the edges and then daubed it all over each "quilt". Here you can hopefully see them plain, edged, and daubed all over. I also cut around the edges with deckled edge scissors.
Here is a close up of each card. I ran each 'quilt' through my crimper and I used a corner rounder punch on the Bitty Dots designer paper behind each quilt. I pierced around the edges of the Rustic Cream card stock. I went over the grid lines with a light gray Copic to give each square a little definition. The sentiments are from Quilter's Sampler and Quilter's Sampler Sentiments.

These are all very Mish Wooderson-esque dont you think??? Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI: Guide Lines Two, Quilters Sampler Sentiments, Quilters Sampler
Paper: PTI: Lavender Moon, Rustic Cream, Guide Lines, DP Bitty Dots Basics.
Ink: PTI: Hibiscus, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Tsukeniko: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: McGill: heart punch, Spellbinders: Deckled mega rectangle Nestabilities, SU: Deckled edge scissors, piercing tool, pad and grid, Fiskars: Crimper, PTI: Dotted swiss satin ribbons - Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Copics: C1, Zutter: 1/4" corner rounder,

49 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock!!!! tfs!!

Julie Masse said...

These are just FABULOUS Julia!! Love the vintage look - so great! :)

resmith said...

Beautiful cards!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Wow. You don't kid around do you?
It looks like you had fun using all those colors. What a great idea.
They are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Laurel said...

Phew! You know A LOT of work went into this card, and it definitely paid off. I love it!!! You have some serious talent. TFS.

Melissa said...

I love the bright quilts! Very pretty!

Heather P. said...

Wow, these are fabulous!!

Daniela said...

These are beautiful!!! I love the rounded corners and the crimped look.

Lauri said...

What a beautiful job!!! I love the colors you chose and how you designed the cards!

raduse said...

What a fantastic job you did on these quilt cards.

BethieJ said...

These are FANTASTIC!!!!! LOVE the colors you used!!! and I agree very Michelle like! (I LOVE her stuff too!)
Have a GREAT night!

Jessica said...

These are fabulous!! I love how you randomly stamped the background so each card is a little bit different!

Bethany Paull said...

You did the most outstanding job re-creating those vintage feel quilts. It's amazing! Now I wish I had a screened porch.

~amy~ said...

Oh Julia...absolutely lovely!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Julia these are amazing....what a great summer memory.

Joni Kix said...

What a great set of cards! Such a grat idea!

Kristine B. said...

Julia, these are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love everything about these!!

Terri E. said...

Love your set. The dsp you made is yummy and it really works so well with your inspiration. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy said...

These are amazing--they fit perfectly with the summer theme!

peggysue said...

Oh wow, you ran them through the crimper, what a great touch. The layout with the quilt a bit tilted too, just looks fabulous, make one for me? :)

i {heart} papers said...

Gorgeous!!1

Katarina said...

I LOVE these, so pretty!

Kay said...

It's a good thing tonight isn't a contest (cause I might as well go home if it was). Your cards are amazing. I almost want to stop the hop right now and go CASE all of these.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Julia, I love these designs! Amazing!

Tiffany Heilman said...

So bright, so fun! You emulate the colors of the quilt so well.

Sharli said...

I LOVE them! I thought you had used the crimper - that was a stroke of genius!

Regan said...

wow great job on this!

Terri said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing how you made them too. !

Deanna said...

Mish would be proud Julia, these are stunning!

Kim said...

I'm in love with your quilts, they're so pretty. I'm going to have to CASE these!

Allison Cope said...

Wow Julia! Each one of your cards is absolutely stunning! Your inspiration piece is wonderful! Beautiful work!

Lori said...

These cards are gorgeous!!!

Maria L. said...

Seriously, your cares are absolutely stunning! :) Love your quilts. They are so eye-catching!!

Susan said...

Everyone seems to agree - these cards are awesome! What a great idea to use the grid paper for your quilt. I'd like to stay in that inspiration room!

Kacey Elliott said...

I love these! Your colors are awesome, and your design fabulous! Now I can't wait to get my deckled rectangles, what a great idea!

Debbie Olson said...

This is a fabulous ensemble--great colors, perfect distressing, and yes, it is very Mish-ish!

Sue from Oregon said...

These are so beautiful!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

These cards are fabulous! I love the quilts in PB, especially the one with the star pattern! Great job!

One4Joy said...

wow, oh, wow, Julia...this are beyond amazing! What an awesome use of your papers and the ribbons and sentiments perfect! Congratulations on a job well done, very well done.

Janelle said...

Oh, those are so cute! I hope the sister one is going to your sister -- what a sweet memory! Thanks for participating!

Randee E said...

Wow! These are just perfect. I also loved how you offset them with the paper piercing. Very unique and just lovely!

Sue Pardue said...

Very cute card. Love the colors!

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards! I love your background paper.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow girl!!! These just ROCK!!!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

These cards are my favorite out of this month's Blog Hop.. Hands down! :)

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! Nothing wrong with being
"mishy"!!! Great idea on the OSW and the quilt patterns!

Nancy L. said...

Very cute!

Anne said...

Julia these are absolutely fabulous!! What a show case of gorgeous cards you made with the stampset!! PTI is so fortunate to have grabbed you, these are such fantastic samples!! You so rock GF!!!

lisa808 said...

Wow, gorgeous 'quilted' cards!