Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Robin Nests Design Team April Blog Hop-~Embrace Life's Gifts~




"Embrace Life's Gifts"


How many times in a day are we aware of the beautiful gifts around us~ the small heartfelt gifts like a beautiful sunset, the  sweet song of a bird or a gentle breeze. Even the warm comfort of a handmade quilt has the ability to make us feel as a gift of love is wrapping its arms around us. So with this months project using the beautiful Sorbet Glitter card stock ( which is on Sale this month!!) from The Robins Nest I decided to create a "canvas quilt".

Supplies

12 x 12 Canvas
Assorted colors of Sorbet Glitter Cardstock Paper
Assorted complimentary patterned collage papers
BigKick of similar embossing machine
Paisley Embossing folder for the  paper design
Mod Podge
Big Brush Pens for highlighting
Letter stickers
Stamp /ink for the "stitched look"







Emboss papers using the BigKick with the paisley  design folder and cut finished paper into squares to randomly fit together on the 12 x 12 canvas . Apply mod podge to secure squares down. Using some complimentary papers, create thin borders to outline the squares around the quilt and glue down. In the center of the middle square (which I have made bigger) is for a sentimental or uplifting message... mine was "Embrace Life's Gifts". Highlighting the raised areas on the papers with the big brush pens adds some depth and dimension.This project was very fun and  a great way to create the "sewn" look without the needles and thread! For the finishing touch I added the small stamp that creates the look of stitches around the borders. Enjoy your creative journey!



~In love and Faith~
Sherri













37 comments:

  1. That was such a fun adventure, great job

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  2. WOW I love the design of the embossing folders you used!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

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  3. You make me what to get out my paper and tools and ignore the housework! What a beautiful look!

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  4. Wow...I love how you have showcased all sorts of RN papers using this technique...very smart move!

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  5. great technique! embossing queen. thats what u are :)

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  6. Love this... thank you for showing how you did it... it's gorgeous... makes me want to make one too...

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  7. Thanks so much Girls!!! So glad you enjoyed<3

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  8. Gorgeous quilt Sherri and what a treat to find you in blogland too!
    ♥Sharon
    a.k.a ~ your Facebook friend *smile*

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  9. Gorgeous and so creative!!
    Love it!

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  10. Your project is beyond creative and just plain beautiful! I wish I could touch all the lovely texture!!!

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  11. My list of inspiration has grown with each of the projects I have seen - I must get the papers you worked with! Great project for sure!

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  12. Such pretty soft colors and great idea to make a "quilt"-the embossing adds so much texture- oh I just love so much about this project!

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  13. Beautiful project, love all the embossing. TFS

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  14. What a creative and wonderful technique. I will want to try this one. TFS

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  15. Grand project! Love the embossing!

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  16. Beautiful. Don't you just love how the Robin's Nest's papers emboss?

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  17. What a beautiful quilt on canvas. You did a beautiful piece of art here.

    TFS Janis

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  18. Such a pretty combination of colors/papers Sherri and I love the wonderful texture of the embossing folders and quilt like design. Beautifully done! xx

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  19. absolutely gorgeous. love all the colors and the embossing.

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  20. Thanks so much everyone! I am so gald you enjoyed my project and thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a beautiful day!

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  21. Really pretty - love the colors!

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  22. Glitter is the greatest! Neat texture, too. :)

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  23. Very pretty page. This would be a good way to use up some scraps too. thanks for the idea
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  24. Beautiful!! Wonderful use of textures and sewing. Love it!

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  25. Pretty... love the sentiment! What beautiful colors and love all the embossing! TFS!

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  26. Thank you so very much everyone for such kind words! I am so happy you all enjoyed and thank you for stopping by!

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