I know I've said it time and again on this blog, but I really do love the look of patchwork. But it can be quite tedious cutting out all those little pieces of paper and trying to fit them all together seamlessly while matching colour families... so here's a little shortcut.
YOUR TURN: Create a patchwork card.
Upload your creation HERE.
Begin by stamping some images on a panel. As you can see, I added a large Christmas tree in the middle, three gifts and two hearts at the bottom and a couple of baubles for interest. You can mix and match whatever images you want.
Next, I used a pencil to sketch in some lines, starting with a border around the outside of the panel. I then used the gifts at the bottom as guides for each of the patches. You don't have to do squares... you could do any shape you want, or just go random with some crazy quilting!
I selected a group of five colours, all with the same tonal value, and coloured in each of the patches I created as well as the images themselves.
I used a lovely white pen (Signo brand) to add dots on the images, which stood out beautifully against the bold background colours. The final touch was using a black pen to border each patch and adding a few faux stitches here and there.
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