Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey February Blog Hop (Quatrefoil Ombre Monogram)


 Many of you know I have a lot of left over quatrefoils, so I wanted to put them to good use at Papertrey's monogram blog hop today.

Here's the complete project. I'd like to think it's for my craft room because the springy colors make me happy. But realistically I would need a free 8" of horizontal space to set it up. So, let this be my motivation to clean, purge, and refresh!


Here's the quatrefoil die. Each flower is made from one of the rounded quatrefoil shapes. If you'd like to see how, I have a step-by-step photo for a similar flower at the end of yesterday's post. This flower is even easier though, you just need to cut along the lines shown and then fold the petals upwards.


Here's a closer shot so you can see the 3D flowers making up the monogram.


One of the reasons I like these flowers so much is that they're all 3D and flowery, yet when you look at them head-on, they are squares. And they fill the background with that same color. Perfect for an ombre treatment.


 Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

45 comments:

  1. This is soooo brilliant!! I love the ombre effect and what a stunning use of those left over cut outs! Gorgeous!!!

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  2. Fresh and full of spring Kelly ~ pretty!!

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  3. Kelly, this is so unique! Love the gradual color change of the quatrefoil flowers. Perfect frame for it.

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  4. really? really? no seriously? really? this is so fantastic and I can't even express how much i love the ombre. and the staging...HELLO!

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  5. Oh my, Kelly!!! Love the ombre, the color choice, the "one more way" with Quatrefoil, the fact that it's home decor...I guess I could just go on and on. Get that craft space cleaned up so you can have this jewel right in front of you shouting "Happy Spring!"

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  6. This is truly ooh-la-la! Gorgeous : ) Bev

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  7. Absolutely, stunningly beautiful! It looks just like the paper whites ..or yellows. lol I say yes clean up just enough to hang this up , it's so light and airy! Its so fun each time to see what you come up with.

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  8. oh, wow (for at least the second time today). You have really gotten your money's worth out of that die. I love the fresh green and ombre yellows of this - it is just so spring like and gorgeous!

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  9. Wow, wow and wow!! This is a masterpiece!! I love every single detail of this project. The colors are just breathtaking! And the fact that it is made of 3d flowers has me swooning!! Kelly, if you are not going to put in your craft space, I will come by and take it!! :D

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  10. Another fantabulous project using the Quatrefoil!

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  11. Fabulous idea Kelly. Love the ombre trend too. You have certainly utilised the quatrefoil die well.

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  12. Super super pretty! You are making good use of all the pieces in that die!

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  13. Beautiful piece Kelly, lovely colours too. You re incredible!

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  14. This is so pretty! You've made me very sorry that I sold my Quatrefoil Coverplate-- how you've used it is pure genius!

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  15. Geez, yep, you're still quatrefoiling...

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  16. Awesomeness!! Absolutely love it, such a neat idea! Nice that you shared the "how to" as well, thank you.

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  17. You are so creative! Great job!

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  18. I am so doing this with an 'N'! Visiting your blog is like going to my favorite restaurant, delicious!

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  19. Beautiful and brilliant. And, thanks for the tutorial. Of course, you would make it look easy, but I'm not so sure...

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  20. I need to look for another word stronger than WOW! This is just so lovely, Kelly ... beautiful colours and so delicately 3D ... you definitely need to find room for it! Anita :)

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  21. This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! All I can say is clean, clean, clean! This beauty definitley needs a spot in your craft room. :)

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  22. Absolutely beautiful!! Love this -- very clever thinking outside the box!!! :)

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  23. Oh, my gracious, this is so clever and absolutely gorgeous! I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for the great inspiration; I'm definitely pinning this!

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  24. Kelly, you have to be one of the most creative people in the whole wide world! This is awesome!

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  25. Kelly, LOVE how you used the leftovers to make this FAB home decor! LOVE the colors, too1 Very Happy creation!

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  26. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh this is *amazing* Kelly!!! So *so* creative and beautiful and awesome and fresh and colourful and happy and I've run out of adjectives! I *love* this so so much!!

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  27. This is fabulous Kelly! Love it!!!!! And just so very creative as always!! I am going to have to try those quatrefoil flowers! It almost looks like you could string them to make a lei!

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  28. beautiful, amazing creative. love the ombre color too.

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  29. This is brilliant ~ love the colors ~ so bright and cheery!

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  30. Can I tell you how much I love this?! This is so creative and I love the way you created the ombre look.

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  31. What a fabulous project!! Love the color and the creativity is amazing!

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  32. seriously, can I come over to play?!

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  33. Very cool! What fun you have been having with the quatrefoil die! Love it!

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  34. You have sold me on the quatrefoil die all over again. What you have done with this one die is nothing short of amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  35. This is A.MAZE.ING!!! So clever and elegant!!! Love the gradient color as well! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com

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  36. DITTO. DITTO. DITTO. its gorgeous, very KOOL... thanks for sharing...

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  37. This is SO COOL Kelly! Fantastic design~

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  38. Kelly, Kelly, Kelly...wow, wow, wow...
    I'm speechless! what an artist and what a genius mind you have!
    This "K" could not possibly be more beautiful and ingenious.

    BRAVO my Friend! and Thank YOU!!

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  39. Quatrefoil ombre!? Double thud. Yep, I fell down twice. You are amazing, Kelly!!

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  40. Gorgeous!!!I love your framed art, Kelly! I think PTI should thank you for the Quatrefoi advertising ;)

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  41. Pretty pretty pretty!!! I LOVE the ombre, this is brilliantly done Kelly!!!!

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  42. How incredibly cool! Those spring colors are definitely speaking to me...

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly