Friday, June 12, 2009

MyTime Inspiration challenge #2

Happy Saturday challenge with the My Time to Create challenge Design Team. This week we have a very fun inspiration challenge meaning anything goes....whatever sparks your imagination in the challenge photo, go for it!

the inspiration:
my project:

I was inspired by several things in this adorable baby room photo. First and foremost the color scheme. I also liked the feeling of home, the animal on the pillow and the circle elements in the room. I have been wanting to do a handmade bird for a while and this card was my chance. This birdie is all me (including the crazy bird feet ;))
Lots of little details on this project. Just the way I like it :) The circle element is layered several times in the bottom layer stamped with the ring of hearts, a foam popped circle that I custom made Word with shaped text to spell out "bless this nest" and then finally, the paper-pieced and colored little house. A little inking to edges to make it stand out.
My hand-stitched bird has what else, but a button eye? I didn't have a mustard colored button BUT, have alcohol ink, will custom color. Thank YOU Tim Holtz *grin*
If this birdie could, she WOULD shake her tail feathers! hee hee! I should note that the paper bird was sewn to the felt layer and then GLUED to the card base with Fabric tac so she could overhang the edges.
Another homey touch is machine STITCHING! I used a not so great hand held machine but I have been having an itch to stitch and recently cleared a corner of my work table that just might make a home for my singer sewing machine. I gotta do more of this!
So I hope my card was a fun treat for you today. Want more?? Check out the peeks from the team below and then visit their links for more ideas from this fun inspiration challenge! Then please SHARE what you made with everyone. KRISTEN is hostessing the challenge this week for Lauren as Lauren is swamped with the Papertrey Ink realease so please head over to Kristen's blog to add your project to the Mr Linky.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Peeps! :) *grin*

Paper: Papertrey Ink and Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper: KI Memories
Stamps: IT Kit Studios
Ink: Colorbox, alcohol ink and SU!
Tools: sewing machine, pinking shears, Microsoft Word
Punches: Martha Stewert and Stampin Up!
Other: embroidery floss, zig scroll and brush pens and buttons


Kristin Bueter said...

OMG...I LOVE the bird you created, Dana! The felt and the stitching is fabulous! I never would have thought of that!! Also love how you created your sentiment and paper pieced the house :O) Soooo cute! Great job, girlie. I love your new profile pic also :]

Tracey Cuccia said...

GREAT bird Dana!! ACK :) too much! Love the details as well...perfect perfect -- and I like how you colored your button too ;) You're on a ROLL girl!

Elise said...

That is so far over the top, I see penguins! Polar bears? Kevin!?! No! It's a DANA BIRD! You crazy bird, THAT'S fabulous! I want the kit! The stitch pattern, the "Home sweet home" circle and PAPER-PIECED house: ohhhhh, come on! That is so deliciously detailed and delightful I could just "bust my buttons!" (No, don't! They're ALTERED! Ack, ack, ack!) FANTASTIC INSPIRATION!

Winter said...

I LOVE this card! The bird is too cute and these colors are beautiful, the red really makes it pop! Great job! I might have to check out this challenge! :)

Karen said...

Dana, I just love all your handmade, hand created goodness on this delightful homey crafty treat! LOVE the hand stitching.....something about hand stitching always makes me smile! And your birdy is oh so fabulous....she should shake her tail feathers indeed! :>

tg said...

What a cute card. I love your handcrafted bird. At first I thought this was a cover to a minibook because it is that nice! Love it.

Patty said...

WOW Dana, great bird! I love your blue background and of course the stitching. Congrats and thanks for sharing your talent!

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana this is fantastic! Love that little bird and I just love all the details you post for us - way to rock the challenge! WOW

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute! I love that bird and the stitching is awesome!