Saturday, April 10, 2010
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