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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Artygirlz challenge-Home Inspiration

I decided to enter my first challenge since my return to blogland with the Artygirlz. This week the prompt is to take inspiration from something in your home... using shape, colour, etc from your item and create a project based on it.
So my altered tissue box is based on the colours of my lickle fluffy teddy bear... proper softy aren't I
The fab papers are from the new Papermania collections and I have been dying to use them because they are just lush... and kind to the pocket too....just what I need when I can't stop putting my fingers in my purse and parting with my pennies. I just get so totally get naughty when faced with shelves of crafty goodies and I know I'm not the only girls ;-)
I decided I wanted to use a big flower so made this one rather than use the silky ones that I have been drawn to lately... much more satisfying to put that extra bit of effort into what I'm making making something sometimes.

Now isn't this little owl the most adorable little lady... I just had to use her... I cut her from one of the Papermania papers a few times so that I could decoupage her wings :) So not only was I inspired to create something from an item in the home.... I also acquired another pretty addition to decorate it and drool over.
Thanks Artygirlz :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day
Chris xx


sharon said...

lovely Chris, I agree..that lady owl is so cute....ahemm...but..I do notice you have no ribbon on'mon..I know you have lots stashed..rofl.xx

Crissi Harvey said...

beautiful box chris love the pink and brown colour combo and that flower is scrummy.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Kath Stewart said...

Oh this is so sweet and I love your ickle tickle teddy...did you know I collect teddies so you had better put him somewhere safe.
Love your paper handmade flower and the gorgeous little owl...great take on the challenge

Marlou McAlees said...

awwww, how sweet is this!!! I love it Chris :) and love the owl stamp!! :) enjoy your weekend :) x

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

How amazing - I made some flowers last night too! Spooky!!

This came out beautifully, Chris! Your teddy bear is very sweet :)

Ana Baird said...

It's adorable Chris! Love the teddy pic and card!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your tissue box, Chris...the papers are gorgeous. Your flower is exquisite so superior to any bought flowers one could find. I love your take on the presentation with the use of the 'teddy'...just love those paws and the ribbons are certainly reflective. Your artwork is truly 'inspirational'. Hugs, Gayle.

Heather Robinson said...

How brilliant are you taking inspiration from a favourite teddy. This challenge had me stumped a bit. After seeing your wonderful creation, perhaps I should have another look around my house.

Chriss Rollins said...

Hey how cute is that TED and the flowers are to die for...gorgeous and a great take on the challenge.
Had a great night last night thanx.
chriss x

Unknown said...

Chris this is fantastic!! The colours are beautiful together and the whole design is fab!!

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

Julie xx