Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My challenge at Scrap Africa

Hi everyone! I'm hosting the challenge over at Scrap Africa this month!  My challenge for you is to create a background with a patchwork effect, wether it's achieved by using paper piecing or any other medium you like. 
The Design Team has done an amazing job!  To check out their beautiful examples for inspiration, have a look HERE.  You have until the end of the month to get your entry in and to stand a chance to win some awesome prizes! :)
Here is my example.  I have used an old range from October Afternoon called 'Farmhouse'. The photo is of my mum and my brother, on the right, with my cousin and aunt on the left.

A close up of some of the embellies. :)  One of the pattern papers already had the small squares printed on it, so I just cut them out, inked the edges and arranged them the way I liked.

Another close up. :)
That's all I have for today. Hope you are having a great week and thank you for visiting!
Until next time.
M xx

14 comments:

Leanne said...

this LO is just beautiful!! Love the idea of this challenge..x

Lizzy Hill said...

Fab idea.....I loved this range when it came out & what you've created just reinforces that.. The photo is perfect for the papers, too:):)

Tracey said...

Stunning.......love the beautiful vintage looking papers, great design! Love it!

Judith said...

Love the idea of this challenge and love your layout.

Kim said...

seriously that patchwork looks very very very cool!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful Marelize! I don't think I would have the self-control to create such an exact and perfect background!! Very beautiful!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Marelize...love this page and the patchwork within! Love the heritage colours and feel...the photo is so super too!

Lynette said...

This was an awesome challenge. I love your layout with the older photo.

Rachael Funnell said...

how AWESOME does that patchwork look... Just GORGEOUS!

Chantalle said...

What a great challenge. This is stunning!

Heather McMahon said...

I really love this! That little farmhouse is gorgeous and your photo is fab. You've worked the quilting challenge perfectly!

Adri du Preez said...

Beautiful layout Marelize and your patchwork and photos are stunning.

Sandie Edwards said...

This is totally awesome, I love how you have done this ... WOW ... love, love, love ... (took notes) thanks for the inspiration!! x

Kerryn said...

I just adore what you created for this challenge! Gorgeous!!