I’ve really enjoyed these past few weeks of crafting and blogging. And it would seem that readers are also liking what they see when they come here too. Thanks for the feedback and comments everyone. I’ve also found some wonderful opportunitites to lose myself in my creative space over the holiday period.
This week I revisited a new-to-me challenge blog, Inspired by Stamping, and this week they are asking us to create something with colours inspired by this photograph. But I was also very much taken with the overall compositon of the image and used that as inspiration too.
I just had to recreate the scene of the blue bird sitting on the post. This was a fun little tag to make with bits and pieces gathered from all over my room. I started with some Core-Dination cardstock in pastel shades of purple and green, for my tag base. I covered the joining seam with a piece of ribbon given to me as Secret Santa gift. When you consider I don’t use ribbon much I found it very handy to have in this instance as the join looked positively ugly ’til I covered it up.
My bird and post are made from the same inked up tag, a reject from stamping session that wasn’t working out for me. Would you believe the tag was stamped all over in snowflake images? I liked the colours of it and knew by the time I was finished with it you’d not notice the snowflakes anyway.
For my flora I used a combo of stamped images and die cuts. The stamped flowers are from an old Stampin’ Up! (SU!) hostess set Echoes of Kindness. I stamped a leaf image from SU!’s French Foliage onto the Spellbinder leaf die cuts for some added pattern and texture. I found two little paper flowers I’d made with the Spellbinders Carnation Creation dies nearly two years ago that fitted in just right with their colouring. All together a real mish mash of papercraft and stamping that somehow looks happy next to each other.
I’d also like to say thanks to Kim from Inspiration Avenue for selecting a tag I had posted several months ago to use as part of their inspiration this week. The challenge she set was to make a tag, any tag. With a challenge like that I’ll have to join in too!