Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Homespun Angel

I have been having so much fun with this angel! To me she looks very folk art-y, and I got the idea to use her with my Quilter's Sampler set (also by PTI). Lining up those quilt blocks is a bear! I finally cut a 3/4" strip and scored it at 3/4" intervals. It's still not completely straight, but it looks okay. I stamped the blocks and angel in Palette Burnt Umber on SU's Crumb Cake. I colored the blocks with a blender pen and reinkers, Old Olive and Real Red (markers were too intense).
Ribbon tag is Spellbinders, felt ribbon is Martha Stewart. I used the original Love Lives Here dies to cut a little red felt heart and punched some pine boughs out of Ripe Avocado with the MS punch. Looking at this now I wish I had embossed the avocado layer--next time! This was really my idea for my PTI swap, but it took me forever to figure out how to line up those blocks decently and I got fed up. After I got the swap done I thought of my MS scoring board--love that thing! Anyway, I like how this turned out---hope you do too!

4 comments:

Chris said...

oh, i so love her with the quilt blocks!! very pretty!!

Sara Paschal said...

She is beautiful;) wonderful creation.

Angela said...

Oooo, she's perfect with the quilt blocks! I think the blocks are stamped beautifully...this turned out lovely!

Jen A said...

I think you are so right that she looks folk artsy! Love the quilt squares with her...super touch!