Hey! Have you seen there's a new challenge in town? LOL!!! Inspired by All The Little Things started out as a feature on Lesley Croghan's blog. She decided to pull it out from between her other posts and give it a blog all of it's own! You can find it here - Inspired by All The Little Things. Here's how it works. Every Saturday one of the DT members chooses an inspiration photo. Next we ask a guestie that inspires us to create something with said photo and tell us a little bit about what inspires them! Yep! A short interview so you can get to know each guestie a little better. Then we ask YOU to play along! We're such a small community I figure that eventually we'll all get our 5 minutes in the spotlight and each get to know each other better. My bloggie friend community is my sanctuary - our inky fingers are a common bond! LOL! And since I get to pick the photo every second Saturday of the month I'd love to have some suggestions on what sort of inspiration photo you might want to see!
You know I CANT complain about the inspiration photo if I chose it! So YES! I do love this image. Of course I picked up on the wood grain, pretty wreath covered in tulips and cornflowers and the sweet little bird sitting inside.I even added a little banner across the top of the page. I almost made it striped and put "SPRING" on it.. but thought I might be taking it a bit too far. You'll have to settle for some stripes on the outside edges of the card.
You know I love my bling so I couldn't resist adding some gold die cut butteflies and a bit of MT Washi (swoon - that is my all time favorite brand and YES it's worth every penny!)
To fill the wreath with the flower bunches I had to cut a few into pieces. To cover up the spot where all the little ends meet I added a bow topped with a button.
My tulips seemed a little invisible with the putty colored ink so I went back in with a grey Copic marker to add some highlights. Can you see them now? LOL!!
For my very first guest at Inspired by I asked Kate Lorenzini from Pinned and Penned. I love her mix of papers / patterns and fun elements! She's also super sweet and I'm so glad we're friends too! I hope you'll join us at Inspired by All The Little Things! We're having a design team call out ... maybe this is something you might enjoy too?!
Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets
Pattern Paper | Simple Stories Summer Vibes 12"
Dies | Serendipity Stamps Wreath | Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit | Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner | Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets
Fiber | May Arts Natural Button Twine
MT Washi | Ruby Rock It Wood Veneer Bird | Serendipity Stamps Wood Look Sequins | Button