Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quilted leaves

The card I made today was inspired by my friend Maxine. she had  a card on her blog that showed quilted butterflies. She got the idea from this tutorial by Michelle Pearson

I used 3 different patterned papers for my paper quilt.

I glued the patterned triangles onto white typing paper with glue sticks..When the glue dried, I sprayed the top with gold shimmer paint. Then I let that dry. I noticed a couple of the edges curling up, so I put a layer of white glue over the entire top and let that dry.

 Instead of butterfly dies, I decided to use my new leaf die. I was able to cut out 12 leaves. I started to emboss them and rub copper inka gold over the tops. You can see those in this next photo. I decided not to do any more because I thought it took away from the look of the quilts.  ( I estimated that by the time I cut glued sprayed glued and cut again it took 3 hours to make the 12 leaves.A little time consuming, but the look when they were finished was awesome.)

 I decided to make my card using the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC506
  I wanted to pick paper that would not conflict too much with the leaves. I was surprised how different the backgrounds looked. I tried it with a light gray, dark brown and a cream colorl

I ended up using a combination of the cream and the dark brown.
I also ended up using an oval instead of a circle because it fit my sentiment better. I outlined all the panels and the leaves with a gold pen.

I added pearls and made it an easel card. 

 Here are some close up photos of the leaves. They are each so different.

This is what I was listening to while I was making this card. 

I am going to share this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge. WAW150


  1. This is awesome and so creative! Are you playing with Mixed Media Mojo this month for the Fall/paste theme? I just love this card!~Niki

  2. So glad I inspired you (and thanks for the shout out). I love your project MariLynn. I am fond of Fall colours, so to see your leaves and card is a real treat.

  3. Hi MariLynn! Your lovely card is a gorgeous celebration of autumn coming! It shows your creativity AND your patience! TFS

  4. Oh MariLynn, you are just SO super creative. I always enjoy your projects, and feel so super grateful to have you share your fabulous art with us. Have a blessed week and please stop by to share with us again soon.
    Until then......
    Word Art Wednesday