Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Overseas mail ....

I have taken part in Deborah's card chain challenge from the beginning.  I have received cards  from all over the world..... This month I received a delightful card from Corey in Urbana Illinois USA.. and delightful it was.......
 Believe it or not, Corey tells me the green stripe is packing tape.... it is so shiny ( doesn't show up well in this photo)  Unfortunately my postie dropped it on the ground ( or it fell out of my letter box) and got rained on.... but I managed to get it dried out okay.  It is just adorable.  Thanks Corey.  As yet I haven't heard if Arlene has received my card so I'll post about that when she does.

Yesterday I picked up the latest addition of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft -  It had a great article on Quilted cards.... using strips of tonal papers but me being me, had to try something different.  This is what I came up with
I used contrasting strips to make my quilting.   When I had finished the 120cm square piece I cut it smaller--- but forgot that the quilting was centred.... but it worked out okay as it meant that you got to see more of the quilting.  The image is one by Meljen Designs that I coloured with water-colour pencils.  I cut out the image with a circle nestie and then matted on a scallop cut from a paint chip.  I wanted the pastel colour to go with the quilt as it reminded me of a baby's quilt.  Added the ribbon and bow and the sentiment from Stampin'Up!  

Hope the week is going well for you all.  Take care.

7 comments:

AnitaRex said...

Packing tape? So cool! Love your card, the quiling looks so neat! And love the paint chip!

Tiffany said...

Lovely card from Corey and I love that lion image on your quilted card....I don't do too much quilted patterns but I'm starting to see how popular it's becoming, love it!

Lin said...

Love this card, Dawn! Isn't paper quilting fun! My friend taught me how to do this, and it's great for using up all those scraps of paper you can't bear to throw away!!

Tilly said...

Lovely card Dawn. I find making quilting cards very therapeutic too, and of course it uses up all those scraps (well, some of them ...!). Would you mind telling me which Aussie Cardmaking mag is out now? I've got an article coming up in one but not sure which issue - either April or May. Thanks.

paula said...

Wow Dawn how lucky are you!!! Your CCC card is gorgeous. Your baby card is stunning as well. Thanks for playing along with Die Cut Divas'. Have a great week xoxoxoxoxoxo

Monika Reeck said...

Dawn this is a cute images...and that paper quilting is so pretty....and your CCC card is so lovely....hugs, Monika

Suzanne C said...

Lovely quilting behind the lion and he is adorable! Lovely card you recieved too! Can't wait to see yours. :)