Inspired by and the Winning entry...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Welcome to another day in blogland where I'm going to share some Pebbles inspiration and announce the winner of my Pebbles give-away!

So, when you're about to embark on a project, where do you gain your inspiration from? Do you wade through your magazine stockpile, spend hours bloghopping, visit countless on-line galleries or find inspiration from a simple shopping trip? I quite often see something whilst shopping and think... oh my goodness I could totally use that in a layout or as a card etc and then grab out my camera to take a photo. People must think I'm crazy at times!

Our DT assignment at Pebbles this week was to find something to inspire a project, whether it be an article of clothing, a photo, a piece of fabric etc. I chose a picture of a gorgeous baby quilt that I'd been hoarding on my computer... when I was pregnant with my son I had really wanted to make a quilt very similar to this one but just never managed to find the time. Looking back I probably should have asked my Mum to do it for me. LOL!


Here's my layout with my little man who was only a couple of hours old, all suggled up with his new paper quilt! Well it's not quite the same but atleast I get to see what he might have looked like if I'd made it for him.
Don't forget to check out the Pebbles blog all this week to see what has inspired the rest of the design team!




I had so much fun putting this together so thought I'd share how I created the little squares using the adorable Pebbles New Arival - Boy collection.

Patchwork Step x Step

STEP 1:
Choose your papers and cut equal size squares to suit the required space you are working with. Pierce holes in a cross pattern onto each square (don't forget to use a corkboard or similar under your paper).



STEP 2:
Turn your paper over to the backside and draw a line 1cm in from each edge then cut out the corners. Using sharp scissors fringe cut each edge.


STEP 3:
Fold up each of the fringe cut edges.



STEP 4:
Adhere all your squares to your layout before scrunching all the fringes. Once you have your squares in place you can begin scrunching the fringes together.



And that's it... fairly simple, bit fiddly, very time consuming but seriously worth it!

Who's the lucky winner?
Well I have finally had time to sit down and give the random generator a work-out to choose a brand new home for my spare Pebbles DT Scrappy Stash, so congratulations goes to...



Congratulations Elisabeth... Could you please email me at thescrapfarm@bigpond.com with your details so I can ship your prize to you. Thanks!

From farm to you...

34 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!!
    Love the layout! Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  2. thanks for yr tutoral, i will try this by myself!
    and congrats to Elisabeth!

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous detail as usual! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Totally gorgeous Melinda...♥

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  5. WOW! What a gorgeous LO! You can tell that you put a lot of time and love into it! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamedesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. OMGosh, another fabulous project by you!! This is beautiful!!
    Staci

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  7. Wow! I'm simply floored by the quilt technique. So very cool.

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  8. I love your ideas!! Your attention to detail is amazing and I always love your step-by-step piccies. Beautiful.

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  9. This is really beautiful. Thanks for the instructions.

    Olivia

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  10. Fabulous layout and details are awesome! TFS

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  11. What a beautiful layout!! It is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Sweet layout! Congrats to your winner!

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  13. This is precious and that baby is adorable!! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  14. Congrats, Elisabeth, and can I say I just love this layout? I saw it over on the Pebbles blog, and I'm so glad you showed how you did the squares. Gorgeous! TFS

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  15. Oh My Goodness!!! I seriously LOVE this layout! I saw it on Pebbles blog, and wondered HOW you did it. I'm SO glad you shared. It is for sure on my list to try! LOVE it!

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  16. I love this fun quilt effect!! Thanks for the tutorial :O)

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  17. OMGosh! What a incredible layout! LOVE the rag quilt look (love rag quilts too).

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  18. I won! tHanks a million!!! love the quilt tutorial, a keeper for sure!!!!!

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  19. Love your layout. Super beautiful. And thanks for the how to. Congrats Elisabeth!

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  20. Wow! Ok, this looks like a lot of work, but I can't argue about the GORgeous result! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful page!

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  21. Just love this LO Melinda.......gr8 tutorial too - u have inspired me Mel:)xx

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  22. TOTALLY TOTALLY STUNNING!!!

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  23. This is really really beautiful and I am SO excited for Elisabeth! She was a guest designer on one of my design teams and is the sweetest!

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  24. What an extraordinary project! I love all the details and the photo of Benjamin is adorable. Wonderful work!

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  25. What an amazing layout girl...but I always love your work. How long did it take you to recreate all those frayed blocks.

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  26. This is super cute!!!! I LOVE this! I may have to try this! YOur work is ALWAYS so inspiring! Congrats to Elisabeth too!!!

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  27. Your LO is awesome! I never fail to be inspired and amazed when I visit your blog. I hope this went into a shadow box! It really needs to be displayed, it's so beautiful! Thank you for the close ups and details. (My computer screen isn't the best)
    Congrats to the candy winner as well!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  28. Amazing detail! I've come to expect nothing less. :)

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  29. OMG! This LO is perfect! PErfect colors, perfect details, the quilt thing is gorgeous!!! It looks so cozy, peaceful and fileld with kindness! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Wow, this is incredible! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. This is outstanding!! Love how realistic the quilt looks!

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  32. CC. Je viens de découvrir cette jolie création. C'est MERVEILLEUX !!!!!!!!!!! Quel BONHEUR de voir cette MAGNIFIQUE PAGE !!!!!!! UN GRAND BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!
    roseline80

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  33. CC. Je veux bien laisser mon adresse émail pour voir les nouvelles créations faîtes depuis ce jour :
    roseline80@live.fr

    MERCI .Bises. Roseline

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