It's not hard to see where I got my inspiration for this one - all those great colors, textures and embellishments were all within my reach. The buttons, thread, embroidery and crochet all got me thinking sewing box. When I saw that cute little bird by the fabric envelope I knew I had to do a bird house. I used all the same great elements of the envelope - the gingham, red stitching, and the fancy button on the birdhouse.
I spent a long time on this one trying to get it just right. There are so many details on this layout , from the embossed mint green background, the stitched birdhouse, to the little string bows holding up the banner. The sweetest embellishment are the little crochet flowers my mom made for me.
I made my own faux "crochet" doily heart by taking a die cut, running it through an embossing folder and distressing it. I colored a regular pearl with a copic to get the right shade of blue for my flower center. I scattered some flowers and buttons and even added a few little branches to pick up that little trace of brown in the background.
I used alot of scraps for my banner and my bird so I can't tell you whose paper it is. It was really fun picking out bits and pieces of remnants trying to get just the right look. I'm really happy with and wouldn't change a thing - that's how I know I'm done!! I hope you are having a great day and I can't wait to see the other projects people come up with for this Tuesday Trigger!