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This week’s City Crafter challenge is “cottage quilt” and the inspiration photo’ provides the colour palette. The Design Team samples are amazing so it was quite a daunting task to come up with something of my own as they had set the bar very high! However, it’s all about having fun and trying out new ideas and so …
I found out quite quickly that I have a surprising dearth of red patterned papers, except for Christmassy ones. I tried everything to source a new supply – the inside of book jackets, cupcake cases, wrapping paper stash… but nothing. Eventually I found some bits that were serviceable and went about punching seven squares in blues and reds. I cut out two separate squares of deep blue to mount them on and then joined the two together to create the centre piece. Finally I layered the whole thing up on red card. I used miniature doillies to create a border.
The hardest part was what to do with the centre. I’d planned on using flowers, but they didn’t really work, then I hit upon the idea of a little heart and the lace bow.
Hope you’ve had a good week. Today I’ve really got that Friday, feeling as tomorrow Mr Beez and I are going on holiday!