Saturday, January 2, 2010

Baby Boy Quilt: No Sew!

I loved reading so many comments from the past two days that for many of you "Hand in Hand" is your favorite of all my sets! It certainly has a very special place in my heart, the images all remind me of people who have touched my life. I believe I shared this card at a release party months ago for "Inspiration Mosaic", but I don't believe I shared it here. I colored the image (see my tips for coloring skin and the shades I used in this tutorial) with Copics and sponged Antique Linen Distressing Ink before removing the die. The panel is popped up over the mosaic. The colors and stitched ribbon and brown button give it a definite "boyish" feel. And look how easy it was to create the background...

Stamp the mosaic grid onto a piece of patterned paper (in brown on Basic Grey shown here) and color over select panes with markers to look like a pieced quilt with coordinating patterns of different colors! Did I ever show you the sample I made using the pink piece above and "Wee Tees"? (I'll have to go back and look!)
There will be a RAK request posted soon, along with another Mr.Linky, look forward to more of these this year, I love having you play and stamp along. TWO more days to get your project in for the candy! I really enjoyed going around and looking at all the projects tonight, woweee!! Did you know you can enter more than one project? ;)
Sneak peeks start in less than 24 hours! My first peek for our previews had me trying out a technique that was new to me: a wiper card! can't wait to share, stay tuned! :)

10 comments:

Deebi27 said...

Melanie, When I looked at today's blog pictures (before reading) I was sure you had pieced that background. Wow, you did a fantastic job. Sooo cool! The hands are just so precious to say the least!

Libby Hickson said...

So sweet and gorgeous!!

Brenda said...

Awesome, would never have thought of coloring the paper that way. On my list of things to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Donna said...

This is beautiful, Melanie! I don't have either of these sets so I guess my list just expanded!

Robin McK said...

I absolutely LOVE your idea to colour over the mosaic with markers! Thanks so much for sharing that!

joy said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt! This is a great set! You've inspired me to do one similar to this one.

Lori said...

I didn't even realize you colored portions of the dp for the quilt, how easy can it be? LOL

Sandra said...

love it!
Sandra

Beth Mak said...

Mel, do you have a 'tip sheet' for A Year of Flowers? If so please advise where I can find it. I want to use all flowers on 2010 calendar I'm working on.

Thanks,
Beth Mak

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Boy was I surprised that this was not paper pieced! Even after you revealed the secret on how to get this look, it still looks paper pieced. Very cool idea, you'll be seeing this on one of my cards soon.