Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gimme Some Lovin' Day 6

Well, I have a card for you - it's a quick and simple one, but it'll have to do! We've been running all day and we're off to the circus pretty soon.

I made my card to also go with the SCS inspiration challenge for today, which was to be inspired by something in your home. I have another idea which I think I'll use for Wednesday's challenge, but for today I used a beautiful quilt that my grandmother made for me. She passed away in 2006, so I treasure this quilt even more now. She made one for each grandchild and we received them as we reached adulthood. I wish I'd had time to get a photo of the whole thing, but for today this will have to do.

The quilting is really pretty - I believe that my grandma had her quilting group assisting with that part of it but she pieced it herself. (I'm sure my mom will correct me if I'm wrong about that!)

The colors in my card are my main point of inspiration - I used soft sky, barely banana, and whisper white. But I also thought the flower stamp from Together Forever resembled the pattern of the quilted flowers. My unloved stamps are in the monogram - "M" for mother, since I hadn't made a Mother's Day card all week! The frame comes from Frames with a Flourish and the "M" from Lovely Letters, which is so pretty that I need to find more ways to use it!

The recipe should be pretty self-explanatory. The sketch here is Beate's weekend sketch - I think this one works better than yesterday's! The card base is soft sky with the linen background stamp. The panel is stamped in soft sky to make a repeating pattern, then mounted with foam tape on a white panel that I pierced across the top and bottom. The monogram is mounted with dimensionals over the wide white organdy ribbon. Then I stamped Happy Mother's Day on a white panel for the inside, and that's it! I think it was a 30-minute card.

5 comments:

bensarmom said...

This is just gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake from your grandmother. You're right it is something to treasure.

beate said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Your card is beautiful too! Love the sets and colors you used!
Hugs and smiles

SmilynStef said...

What a precious treasure ... and wonderful inspired card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt and something to treasure. Wonderful inspiration piece for your pretty card. tfs

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

Joan and Amy said...

Wonderful challenge card. Joan