Saturday, August 15, 2015

ABC Blog Hop- Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their # element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys then you're on the right track!

My Q background technique uses Quarter Circles. This is a fabulous technique for using up your last scraps of patterned paper.

Begin by cutting or punching 18-26 2" circles, then cut each circle into four pieces. You should end up with a lovely pile like this. I used a mix of patterned paper, cardstock and Fundamentals paper and picked out scraps of yellow, red, pink, green and blue.

On your scrapbooking or card base, start to create this pattern. You can do as many across as you wish, but I like three as a border feature.

Keep going, alternating patterns and using different tones of your colours. I try not to put the same colour or pattern too close together, which is why you may want to punch more than 18 circles to give you a lot of variety.

Keep going until your page is complete!

The circles provide a great base for smaller photos, or as a main feature on your page with a photo off to the side. Bonus points if you know who is in the large photo with me!

I didn't need to add much to this page, but I did stamp an Avonlea PML card with a stamp sentiment, and accented with our new green glitter triangles.

Here is the completed layout- the quarter circles really do make an impact!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Linda of Scrappy Therapy.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: Canary, Cranberry, Lagoon, Whisper
Embellishments: Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles
Ink: Slate
Paper Packets: Blossom, Brushed, Chantilly, Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Heartstrings, Jubilee, Lollydoodle
Picture My Life: Avonlea 
Stamp set: Documenting Moments


  1. Love this Lauren!! I totally want to try this.

  2. How fun and creative! Love that you mixed paper packs and wow could this use up a lot of small scraps!

  3. I totally love this technique. Super way to use scraps and it actually creates a quilt effect. TFS


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