Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ohio Country


Quilts and buggies were a common sight as I grew up in rural northeastern Ohio. Many ladies, including my grandmother and mother, spent many hours piecing and quilting fabric. On Sunday morning, the clippety clop of horses' hooves could be heard as the local Amish travelled down our road to meet in someone's home for their church service. So this is how I came about combining the F4A challenge to incorporate a quilt theme on a card with Stef's inspiration challenge to create something related to the history of our home town - past or present. I cut 1 1/4 inch strips then stitched them together on a white CS base (5 inch square). I layered 2 circle Nesties and stamped the buggy image using VersaFine ink. I just had to add a pop of color, so played with some new PTI dies to create the flower and leaves. I look forward to seeing others' creations from their home towns. It's always interesting to me to find out where people's roots are from. It helps explain why they've sprouted in the direction they're in - lol!

STAKPS: Stamp Cabana; Delightful Dahlia (PTI) - used for leaves.
PAPER: Mambi Color Basics by My Mind's Eye, GP white, Old Olive, Pure Poppy (PTI)
INK: VersaFine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: CB, Nesties, Pure Poppy ribbon, Vintage button (PTI), Dahla leaf die and Beautiful Blossoms dies (PTI), Sponge, Brad, Janome sewing machine

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Love that flower you put together. Have those dies on my wish list :D Lovely pop of red on this card and the focal image is great. Fun to read about where you grew up too. I agree, it is great fun learning about people :D

Edna said...

Great combo of challenges, I love how you incorporated the paper quilting, really great job on this, great with this awesome image... props for the flower too!

JD said...

Beautiful card, as always...

Betty Wright said...

This is so striking and fabulously done, Wanda! LOVE the bold colors and patterns with the antique card image. Sort of old days meets modern look! Love that layered flower and bow accenting! Great looking card!

Donna said...

Very nice use of color and patterns. I really like this!

jdmommy said...

It's surely amazing how different the same state can be...I grew up in Cinci, SE Ohio. We were city folks!! I love your card, Wanda, especially for the colors. You know I love the B/W/ and RED!!! Hugs.

Bonnie McLain said...

Great card... love the horse drawn buggy... actually would love to have one today... we are looking for the horses too.. for the garden work... and would be a fun thing to have a carriage ride on Sundays... wouldn't it... love this card Wanda... brings back thoughts of yesterday... love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Vicki Dutcher said...

That buggy is so perfect in black with all the colors~~ fabulous job.

Julia Aston said...

I just love your Amish wagon Wanda - what a great card for both challenges! I can hear the clip clop!

Francie G. said...

This is beautiful, Wanda! Love the wonderful image and the wonderful quilted background! Wonderful pop of color with the ribbon and that amazing flower!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card wanda-loved reading your story about the amish as well. I love that area of ohio. all my oak furniture was purchased there. the quilts they sell are beyond compare

Joanne Travis said...

Wanda, this is so beautiful. My husband and I used to go up to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country all of the time. I love the Amish culture and their cooking and homemade crafts can't be beat. Your card really captures the serene and quiet beauty of their lifestyle.