Hello friends! Melanie here today to share a fun Tuesday Inspiration challenge, grab a beverage and let’s get started! I think the very cold weather has influence my choice of inspiration. Who doesn’t love wrapping itself in a warm cozy quilt, spending some quality time with a good book in front of a fireplace with a nice warm beverage? It’s one of my favorite things to do. So it goes without saying that my need for warmth and comfort has influenced my choice of inspiration. I find that quilts are so beautifully designed; such a labor of love, one of my favorite quilter is Blue Elephant Stiches. I actually own one of her beautiful quilts; it keeps my sweet baby warm on these cold nights.
For my challenge I selected this amazing quilt inspired wall hanging. I love the strips of fabric, the bold colors and the fun quote. Such an inspirational piece – I just want to make.
My initial idea was to use strips of paper and add stitching, then I debating use the colors as a guide for my layout and then I thought the quote could also work well on a layout. So many options, my head was spinning with ideas. In the end I took a simple approach, I stitched on my white cardstock multiple lines, with white thread. It creates a soft texturized background, the tone on tone effect is always one of my favorite technique.
To create my layout I used the December Story kit, I love the versatility of this kit. Perfect for a mini album but also for scrapbooking and cardmaking. The sequins included in the kit were the perfect element to add to those stitched lines. They added just a little tad of sparkle, which compliments perfectly the picture of my oldest daughter who is bursting with joy and excitement.