Inspiring Artists: Tracy Verdugo
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Quilt Card using Scraps

This is my Rose Quilt card using scraps and offcuts from other projects.  I decided to use the March Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge as inspiration for this one and have chosen the soft rose pink and the dark champagne as my base palette with green as an accent.

Rose Quilt Card LSG wm


Now when I say I made this card from scraps I'm serious, I constantly have a little pile of scraps I can't seem to throw out, the end of ribbon rolls, strips of paper, destroyed flowers, scraps of patterned papers, pieces of plain card etc.  Sometimes these live on my craft desk (eeep!) and sometimes these all live in a large box.  Most of the time they sit there until I throw them out - sometimes I find just what I was looking for amongst the pile!

Rose quilt card details
I had some pieces of left over plain white card which I'd sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts (Bodacious Blush, Down the Rabbit Hole and Frenchy's Pink Pouf), once dry I added some scraps of 7 Dots Studio papers left over from my scrapbook page - I've over stamped this with green ink to add interest and pattern - but have kept it all muted and soft so the background does not overwhelm the focal point - the flower.

Lindy's Prima Rose LSG wm

I've used a Prima flower which arrived damaged (the layers had come apart).  I sprayed this with the same colour Starbursts as the layers underneath and added a layer of shimmery organza fabric between each layer for a different look - I'll show you the step-by-step process in another post.  
Anyone else think this is totally gorgeous or is it just me?

Then with the leftover green cardstock from the base layer, I cut leaves using a die - a super safe way to make sure the whole thing coordinated and looks unified - a little cheat I learned somewhere along the way.

Now I also need to give credit to another artist - sadly unknown - as I've used their design as the inspiration for my card - if you know who created this can you please let me know so I can credit them properly?


What I used:

  • Lindy's Stamp Gang
    Flat Fabio Spray: Frenchy's Pink Pouf
    Starburst Sprays: Bodacious Blush and Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Ink Pads: Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Versafine - Onyx Black and Delicata - Golden Glitz
  • Core-dinations Ranger Distress Collection - Frayed Burlap
  • Prima Vintage Trinkets - Bird cage and Bird Charm
  • Prima Rose Leaves
  • Prima Flowers - Inocence 2 White
  • Gold ribbons
  • Stamps: Crafty Individuals - Butterfly Square, Kaisercraft - Flutter and Unknown Butterfly and stitch line
  • Heidi Grace Epoxy Stickers - So Sweet
  • Spellbinders Shapabilities Dies - Foliage Two