Sunday, 25 June 2017

Patchwork

I'm sharing a patchwork effect card I created from lots of small snippets of K&Co patterned papers, I'm sorry I can't for the life of me remember the name and because the pieces were quite small, there was no name left on the bottom strip.


The card base is 8x8 as anything smaller wouldn't give the white space I like.  I started by cutting the little bits of patterned paper into squares and rectangles, then took to the sewing machine to edge them very roughly and I left the end threads showing on purpose.  I arranged the snippets on my card first and took a photo when I was happy as a reference point.  


The butterflies were cut in black cardstock and attached to some bigger bits of the same paper and then fussy cut out and adhered using foam pads for a bit of lift.  I added a few paint splatters in various colours to match and bring the whole card together.  

Challenges - Pixie's Playground, Using Snippets

Supplies:  White 8x8 card base, K & Co patterned paper, MB Vivienne die, Inktense watercolour pencils, Hero Arts sentiment stamp and Hobby Craft clear gems.



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19 comments:

  1. Now this is what I call a snippets card Claire! Clever design and I love the stitching with the carefree ends of thread :) Gorgeous butterflies and a lovely sentiment make this extra special. I totally 'get' that it needed to be on an 8" square card for the added white space.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. Great use of those colourful snippets which are a good backing for the butterflies.

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  3. This is a super way to use snippets, Claire! Well done!

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  4. 10 out of 10 for the snippets and 100% for the butterflies. I love this card and your idea. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Gorgeous card, Claire, brilliant use of snippets. xx

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  6. Hi Claire, a super card for using up some seriously small snippets, love the layout and the stitching detail. The butterflies are the perfect accent too... Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  7. This is so beautiful and so very clever and creative too Claire. Love it! Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog, after seeing the lovely projects you are creating I just had to follow you lol! Have a good week Karen x

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  8. Brilliant and the stitching really adds to the effect.

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  9. What an amazing snippets creation this is! I love the stitched pieces and how you arranged them, and those butterflies are gorgeous too! This is wonderful!!

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  10. Stunning card and such a wonderful way to use up those gorgeous snippets xx

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  11. What a beautiful card Claire and a lovely way to use up pieces of pretty papers. Barbxx

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  12. Oh my goodness, this is a great snippets card! You really have an eye for arranging those little pieces, this looks great! Thanks for sharing your talents and for your visit to my blog today. Have a good one!

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  13. Beautiful patchwork, Claire. Love the butterfly too xxx

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  14. Claire this is beautiful. Love the butterflies.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  15. I think this patchwork is stunning Claire and the butterflies layered using black card stand out beautifully against the brightly coloured papers. x

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  16. Wow, Claire this is wonderful, I love the colours and texture ... did you really sew around all those weeny squares, surely looks like it!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  17. sweet card Claire...the stitching you added to the bits adds such great detail to the overall design.
    tfs,
    Karen

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  18. Fantastic looking snippets card. Lovely and colourful and all pulled together with the fab stitching. TOP MARKS.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  19. Everything you thought so well! This card is a true masterpiece of design. I love every piece of colored paper. This is a very beautiful card !!
    hugs

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