Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fine (Feathered) Friends

When my sisters and I get together to make quilts (full disclosure: we make TOPS that will POSSIBLY someday become quilts) we have a tradition of putting the quilt/top on display and snapping shots. There is an unspoken challenge about quality and quantity....but I am an not at liberty to discuss that! We do have a rubric for quilt shops. Oh yes! We are VERY academic in our pursuit of quilt shops! Last get together the place of portraiture and honor was the rail of the deck. One morning a squirrel 'ran the rail' over a draped quilt. My secret fear was a bird would deposit an undesirable 'embellishment' during a fly-over!

I was cleaning out my digital files and ran across this oldie but goody. I'm usually pretty good about filing images with the artist/site information. With this one I failed. I have no idea where it hails from. Nonetheless the sentiment rings true. There is a similar quilt/friend quote: "Good friends are like quilts - they age with you yet never lose their warmth."

Warm Friends
~Base card PaperTrey Ink - Hawaiian Shores
~Layer of American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes, Please paper pad
~Horizontal strip from same paper pad
~Digital image smudged with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, quilt colored with Copic, resist with Ranger Sea Foam embossing powder matted with white card stock, Spellbinder square scallop die
~Bird from Stampin' Up Carte Postel set "water-colored" using Tim Holtz Distress Stains, highlighted with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
Challenges | Inspirations
Just us Girls - bird is the word
Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes
Crafting When We Can - friendship
Die Cut Divas - die + buttons

Here's to warm friends, comfy quilts, and drinks on the deck!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. This is wonderful.....love that great sentiment and the happy, bright colors! Really charming!

  2. Nancy, love the way you smeared and smudged on the main panel and that sentiment is wonderful!!! Whether you like quilts or not this is a fabulous card.

  3. Lovely mix of colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  4. Such a fun card.
    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Oh Nancy, love everything about this one! With I could do colour like this! Loving the sentiment, any idea who this digi is by? Love it! X

  6. oh I adore this stamp and the colors you used in this card is prefect. thanks so much for sharing with us at the paper nest dolls dt beverly

  7. Beautiful sentiment What a beautiful card Thank you for joining us at PND good luck hugs Sharon (DT)

  8. stunning. Lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas.


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