this is a hybrid of digi scrapping and quilting. way outside of my normal box, but it was such fun that i think i'm going to alter my normal box so that this is now something i do more of.

several of Katie's Letter Box papers were used as the background for the messy stamped alpha. these were printed on silk, then quilted onto batting using various variegated threads and outlined with chenille fibers.

the large square is a mini-quilt, made by printing another of Katie's papers, framed with two of Lynn's frames stacked, onto sticky-backed canvas. (i had to fool my printer a bit, but it worked!) I adhered it to batting and quilted it using the longitude and latitude lines, the postmark in the upper right corner (now hidden), the leaf image, and the flower as my quilting pattern. Lynn's frames were accentuated with a variety of fun fibers. It is strung on shimmery ribbon, which is stapled to the canvas frame. i felt it still needed something in the bottom left corner, so i used one of Katie's Autumn Leaves stamps and some Staz-on ink to put some of my creative goals onto it. this piece is going to live in my office where i can see it while i'm working at the sewing machine or the computer.

the canvas was painted with acrylics and alcohol inks, then layered with squares of Katie's papers that were printed, punched, and inked on the edges. i added a few gems for a bit more sparkle.

Create, 16x20 canvas

digital elements:
paper: Letter Box Naturalist, Letter Box, Ledger Botanicals, In the Post, Botanist Notebook #3, Botanist Notebook #5, Botanist Notebook #9, From My Porch, Botanist Workbook #3, and Hannah Breeze kits and paper packs, all by Katie Pertiet
alpha: Messy Stamped Alpha No. 2 by Katie Pertiet
frames: Distressed Page Frames by Lynn Grievson

other materials:
fabric: Inkjet Silk by Jacquard Products, Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Helmuth for Ranger Industries
fibers: Fabulous Fibers, EK Success, Designer Threads
stamps: Hand Drawn Alphabet by Katie Pertiet for Autumn Leaves
ribbon: Offray
gems: Kaiser Scrapbook
paint: Plaid
specialty ink: Ranger
ink: Clearsnap, Tsukineko
punch: Marvy Uchida
picture hangers: Stampin’ Up!
thread: Sulky, Superior Threads
batting: Hobbs
adhesive: Scotch, Glue Dots
other: mounted canvas