Sunday, May 3, 2009

PTI Spring Fling challenge

Hey everyone :) It's Sunday evening here and I spent most of the day at a 4-H event with the family. It was a good old fashioned BBQ, raffle and mini fair. Despite the rainy morning, it was quite a lot of fun! AND a good excuse to make something :) A simple little folded envelope to hold some seed packets. A perfect and inexpensive gift for spring!
Over at Nichole Heady's blog, there is a little inspiration challenge going on. I chose Becky Oehler's graphic to work from.
I borrowed the headboard shape, the button accents (are those wall buttons the coolest or what??!), the color scheme, the floral garden look and the white on lime stripes from the sheets and this is what I got....

This cool chicken statue from Joann's was crowing my name when I walked by. I was really hoping to win him back today during the raffle but he went home with someone else. darn! Anyway, back to the spring fling challenge. I used a cool image of a rooster from SU (French Provencial set) and then PTI'd the rest. All the flowers are from Honeybees and the double pinstripe on the bottom is from Faux Ribbon. This is a new set to me and I am loving it! The double pin strip was stamped and then embossed in white and it really popped against the spring moss. All of the cardstock is PTI too.

Another fun first on this card was sizzix cutting some cork. It comes in thin sheets (I got mine at Michaels) and the daisy above cut without problems at all. Thanks to Dawn McVey for the buying tip :)

Well, that's it for today. The rooster crowed early at our house this morning so I think I will get some shut eye now. Hope you had a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (PTI)
Stamps: PTI and SU
Ink: PTI, SU and colorbox
Embossing powder: Joann's
Ribbon: offray
border punch : martha stewert
Daisy sie: sizzix
Other: buttons, cork, round punch for hole reinforcement, seed packets.


Marge said...

WOW, fabulous job on the challenge; love your seed packet gift & I'm sure the recipient will too!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

That is so cool! I love your creative imagination!

Anya said...

This is fantastic! I love how you interpreted the sketch! The seed packet is such a cool idea! :)

Elise said...

THAT'S adorable! I love the "fake chicken!" Tee Hee No, seriously: too cute of an idea to combine the gifty seed packets/sketch and the breadth of materials all-in-one!!! Very crafty, super-crafty princess!

Tracey said...

Dana this is so cute.

Steph said...

Dawn, this is so cute! I can't wait to make one, too! Also, thanks for the kind words over at my site!

tg said...

That is adorable. I saw and loved that bit of inspiration myself. The fence punch is adorable here!

Karen said...

Oh so lovin' this!! Love the picket fence punch you used, that rooster stamp (I've got to remember to break that set out again...just adore it!), and of course, combingin Nichole's challenge with a little spring gifty goodness!! And Faux ribbon?? What other 'new' PTI goodies have found a home in your sweet little crafty home? :>:>:>

A Room With A View said...

Wow, looks like I've found yet another blog to follow...very creative stuff. Love it.

KatieTurtle said...

I like how you mirrored the headboard shape in your design, and the colors coordinate perfectly with the inspiration piece!