Monday, 27 February 2012

I just love Japanese quilts

I am definitely not a quilt maker but just love Japanese quilts, all the beautiful fabrics and designs really appeal to me. There is a handmade quilt shop that I visit in a suburb called Mittagong and every time I go there I see the most amazing handmade Japanese quilts, the lady who makes them describes the process as being really simple but I highly doubt that they are that easy to make.

 This card was influenced by those beautiful  quilts, I printed the Ginger World digital geisha images on same sized coloured  hexagons, did this all on open office, the repetition of hexagons is meant to resemble a common design found on quilts. I printed the sentiment onto the card stock using 'before the rain" font and then added the cut out hexagons to the card using self-adhesive dimensional foam, I was initially going to add more to the card but decided to leave as is.

The challenges I have included-
quilt-inspired cards-CARDS
Anything goes-Joyful Stamper
Add a sentiment-The paper shelter
Anything goes-Penny's paper crafty challenge blog
Use a digital stamp-The sisterhood of crafters
Anything goes-Always crafting

I am having fun making a card most Sunday nights, I always tell myself I am going to watch TV or just plain relax but whilst I am motivated would rather be making cards. Hope everyone has a great week and thanks again for visiting.


Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

AN said...

Hieno-erilainen kortti !
Kiitos kun oasllistuit tämän viikon The paper shelter 52-haasteeseen
Ihanaa alkavaa viikkoa sinulle ja perhellesi ,kaikkea hyvää elämääsi <3

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

VERY creative! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Martha said...

This is fabulous!

Christy Beans said...

Not only are the little geisha images cute, but that is a really cute sentiment. Will have to remember it. =) Love how this is so clean and simple but the shapes and colors add so much interest. Thanks for joining us for the Make It Cute Challenge at PaperCrafting Journey! ~Christy

Marlena M. said...

This is so cute! I love the little geishas.