I am so excited to join the Shabby Girls and be the guest designer this week at the Shabby Tea Room! I always love the inspiration photos Debbie provides and this week is no exception! The challenge this week is to create a project that includes a banner or a pennant.
It's not hard to see where I
got my inspiration for this card - 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
Here's a close up so you can see the pearls, the hand stitching and the pretty crochet flowers. The red flowers are cut from inexpensive felt using the Sizzix Hydrangea die and topped with a pearl.
I used a lot 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 your project linked up to The Shabby Tea Room Blog!
Dies: Spellbinders Cuckoo
Clock, Classic Scalloped Heart, Standard Circles, Foliage, Nested
Heart Die Cut: Cricut Martha
Stewart Elegant Cake Art Branches: Quickutz Felt Flowers: Sizzix Paper
Stamp: Cuckoo for You! A Muse
Ink/Markers: Copic B05 (to
color pearl), Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Antique
Background Embossing: Sizzix
Diamond Texturz Plate
Brad: K & Co.