Saturday Scraplift: A Patchwork Quilt

I love quilts; I think it’s the geometric shapes and combination of colors, but I’ve always loved them. I’m not a quilter, but it’s easy enough to create a quilt design with digital supplies. That’s probably why I was immediately drawn to Celina’s (CelinaT) sweet page about a conversation with her sister a few weeks before her wedding. The strong horizontal line of quilted triangles and hexagonal photo pairs nicely with the vertical line of journaling and brushwork. Here’s how Celina’s page inspired Brenda, Elisabeth, and me.

Celina’s page:

ChristinaMeBeforeWeddingWEB I adore Brenda’s (bbe) mostly monochromatic page, including the photo of that little munchkin. The pops of red are just the right touch, and that poem will surely tug at the heartstrings of every grandma. I really like how the brushwork around the photo overlaps it ever so slightly.

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Credits: Sketchy Doodles Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Shadowed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Postmarked New Years 2015 Brushes and Stamps; Monochromatics Overlays No. 10 (edited); Orange, Black and Crème Mini Kit (recolored); Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Layer Works No. 546

Elisabeth’s (lego) cute page should get us all in the holiday spirit with its crisp aqua and red color scheme and its generous sprinkling of snowflakes. I like that the song lyrics lead the viewer’s eye straight to that great black and white family photo.

1 q TEMPLATE Credits: Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 18; Readymade Edgers: Winter; Readymade Borders: Neutral No. 02; December Memories Brushes and Stamps; Hello December Scrapbook Kit; Touch of Silver Photo Frames No. 01; Washi Tapes: Halloween; Assorted Patterned Tapes: December No. 01; Hey There Kit; Bead Scatterings No. 01; Watery Alphabet No. 07; Text Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Text Cluster Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Frosted Fun Scrapbooking Kit; Polar Mountain Kit; Cool Yule No. 01 Paper Pack

Although my design took on a life of its own, it was definitely inspired by Celina’s page. I originally had the hexagons in two straight lines on the green band but felt the page needed some movement and whimsy. I was much happier when I staggered them across the corner.

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Credits: Christmas Wishes Solids Paper Pack; Basic Twill Chevrons No. 01; Leaf Prints Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Almost There Element Pack; Canvas Colors Paper Pack No. 11; Stitched Geometrics No. 02; Stitched Geometrics No. 03; Plum Harvest Mini Kit; Christmas Wishes Paper Pack; Cooked Add-On Paper Pack; Thicker Inked Words: Fall No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Mixed Media Words Fall; Pinned: Wood Veneers No. 03; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Fall Element Clusters No. 01

Celina’s page opens up lots of creative possibilities, and I’m eager to see where it takes you. Post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the November Challenge Participation Sign In thread. Looking forward to seeing lots of quilts pop up in the gallery!

 

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