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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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8/01/2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #99

The latest challenge at "Etsy Inspired Challenge" blog is really fun!  Each week you get to visit a different shop on Etsy, find your inspiration for a card there, and then make a card and link it back to their blog.  A kind of different spin on the usual challenges.  This challenge we were invited to visit Becky Kazana's very fun shop, and here's the item I chose for my inspiration . . .   




It's a raven cake topper!  Isn't it just the cutest thing?  And  here is my card based on the inspiration . . .



I used felt to make two ravens.  Here are all the details . . .

  • Patterned paper is Websters Pages "Life's Portrait . . . pure grace"
  • Bird cage was cut on card stock using Cricut Serenade cartridge set on birdcage 4, then I inked it with versamark and heat embossed it using 'Queen's Gold' embossing powders by Ranger
  • Flowers on patterned paper were given a bit of bling using Stickles 'platinum'
  • Felt cut using an old template I've had for ages
  • Felt, beads for eyes, lace, silk flower and bead trim all from my stash
  • Gem on bow tie is from Prima e line
Here are a few more pictures . . .








This was a lot of fun to make, and while I've never made ravens for a card before, I love anything with a cute birdie on it, so I'm happy with the end product.  I've got a couple of other cards in the works for challenges, so check back soon!  Blessings, Becky

6 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ACK!!!!!! I love how you dressed up the birds:) How fun! I just love the bow and the lace!! SO CUTE:) Great job all around--love love love it! ) Thanks for playing along with us at EtsyInspired:)

de said...

OMG this card is amazing!!! I love, love, LOVE those little birdies! So perfect for your inspiration piece!

Thanks so much for playing EtsyInspired this week!

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful inspired design ... love the love-bird's adorable embellishments.

Emily Branch said...

Dearness me this card is ADORABLE!!! I absolutely love the frills and detail on the bride and groom birdy! They look incredible against the background paper! EXCELLENT design! Thanks for playing EIC!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE LOVe your birdie card-so sweet and lovely in every way! Glad that you join the fun with us at Etsy Inspired Bog!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful papers you used! The birds are adorable as well! Thanks so much for playing along with the EtsyInspired Challenge this week! It means a lot to me!