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Sunday, October 25, 2009

...You Give Me Strength

This is my submission for a couple of challenges this past week at SCS; the Ways To Use It Challenge #241 (Patched Up!), and the Inspiration Challenge #203 (Anthropologie). I chose to use the colors in these Blush Grove Tights as my starting point, then added stitching between my pieces of patterned paper to create a patchwork look. The patterned papers were from K & Company, and the bird was from the Birds and Blossoms Diecut set. The sentiment was from the Verve set, "Believe", and was stamped in Soft Suede Ink. I added some paper piercing to the focal panel and the large Sage Shadow Cardstock panel, then added some Rhinestones above the sentiment and in place of the bird's eye. I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on the horizontal Melon Mambo Cardstock panel, then tied some So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon around it. All of the panels were attached to each other and the So Saffron Cardstock base using Dimensionals.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you again tomorrow with another creation! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Believe (Verve)
Papers: So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Sage Shadow, K & Company
Inks: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, scallop edge border punch, birds and blooms die, big shot, sponge dauber, sewing machine, rhinestones, dimensionals

24 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, Mercy!!

Julie said...

Ooh I love this, Mercy! Perfect colors...love that little birdie too! :)

Lynn said...

Mercy,
Gorgeous card...I love all of the stitching - so very pretty!

Lynn

Jen said...

I love that patchwork look. Very pretty colors.

Tammy said...

This is very pretty Mercy.
This reminds me of my Grandmother who was a fantastic quilter in her time.

Marley said...

lovely card Mercy..
Great soft colours and I like the big ribbon! xHugs Marley

Jackie Pedro said...

This is awesome, Mercy!! LOVE the DP!!

Danni said...

Love this!!The papers/colors are so wonderful!! Love it!

Elena said...

wow! This card is so precious! I love the quilted look you created! Stitching looks wonderful! Oh, you are so talented, Mercy!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mercy this is so pretty, I love it. Hugs Cindy XXOO

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is amazing Mercy...wow!

enjoy *~*

Ida P. Krause said...

So pretty! What wonderful colors in the patchwork.

Lisa Petrella said...

I love the colors, the little birdie, and the stitching! Reminds me of a quilt---so comforting!!

Pam Varnell said...

Awww Mercy this is so pretty. Love your stitching, your piercing and that die cut birdie. Just a beautiful card. Hugs!!

Viv said...

Beautiful Mercy! Simply beautiful.
The stitching is a brilliant touch.
This would make an adorable baby card.
Hugs Viv xxx

Heidi said...

WOW I love all your patchwork pieces together it is just beautiful Mercy!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card! A great sentiment to use with the little bird and DP. The stitching and patterns are so pleasing; thanks for sharing.

Dina said...

Mercy this is just STUNNING!!! I love the soft colors! Your sentiment is perfect and I love the "quilt" look, great stiching! Your dove is great!

the whimsical butterfly said...

HOLY HECK! This is fantastic Mercy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilting and the DP you chose for the squares could NOT be more awesome! This is GORGEOUS!

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, this is beautiful! :-)Traci

Shannan Teubner said...

I love this, Mercy! The colors are fabulous...now I need that paper, DARN YOU!!! ;)

Heather P. said...

OH, this is just gorgeous!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful Mercy! Love the colors and patchwork of papers.

Laural-Lee said...

This is beautiful and whimsical and I love what you did with the Saffron colour! Great stitching too!