Thursday, October 25, 2012

CASE - Red Bird

Well this is my final week as guest designer for CASE Study.  I've really enjoyed the opportunity and I've had so much fun creating with the other ladies there.  I've been playing at CASE Study for quite a while now and I know I've said this once, I've said it a hundred times -CASE always has me trying new things!! I appreciate that they have me reaching outside my comfort zone.  The more I try new things the more I can grow creatively, and the difficult is suddenly so much easier!

The muse this month is Julia Stainton from Belle Papier and here is her design to inspire us this week!    I hope you will play along too for your chance to win and possibly be the next guest design team member - just post your creation with "DT" behind your name when you enter.  So what did I do that was so "new" and awe inspiring this week?? Well I used felt on a card - and get this.... it wasn't a even a flower!!  Fabric is just something I don't normally do - unless of course it is ribbon or that occasional felt flower!  This time I took inspiration from the die cuts in Julia's creation and cut some felt botanicals of my own. 

I cut the branch with some hounds tooth felt I found at Hobby Lobby, and adorned it with gems and pearl berries, and then tucked in a little red felt bird.  The die I used had some little extras on it that I just trimmed off.  The wing I cut freehand to add a little more detail

I really enjoyed being the guest designer this month at CASE.  I can't wait to see who will be the new guest for November!!  I hope you find some time this week to play along and try some new techniques yourself!  Thanks for having a look - have a beautiful day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties PS16 So Sweet of You
Paper:  Echo Park This & That Collection "Flower Box", "Yardsticks"
Cardstock:  Stampin Up Rose Red, Papertrey Ink Kraft
Die:  Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents, Sizzix Bird with Branch, Branch with Leaves
Pearls Paper Studio, Red Gems Jolee's All That Bling
Felt:  Hobby Lobby
Lace:  Buy the Spool
Ink:  Stampin Up! Basic Black


Caroline said...

This is gorgeous love the layout and the bird is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

Wow what a beautifull vibrant card, i love the fed felt bird and the houndstooth leaves. Great design!

Joyce said...

How pretty. I love the red bird, and the houndstooth leaves. You are so clever. I can't believe I never even had a chance to play, and now your term is up. Well, next time I'll get my act together.

Cathy Weber said...

Houndstooth leaves? have done such a great job as CASE guest the red bird and that ruler paper goes really well with the flower paper, you are so good at coming up with different combinations. You should use felt more really know how to do it! By the way, it WAS awe-inspiring!

Vickie Z said...

Love the houndstooth....going to have to go looking for that! Gorgeous card!!

Marybeth said...

Wow, amazing felt find. I loved everything you made as GD for CASE study. This one is gorgeous too. The red bird stands out so nicely. Love the red and gold holly berries . Hope you have a good weekend Jeanne.

Lisa Minckler said...

Geez, WOW. You really took that to a new level. I think your inspiration card is GORGEOUS, but the way you've transformed it and yet kept it very similiar is outstanding. LOOOOOOVE that red gosh! Your brain is a wonderful, wonderful, inspiration. :)