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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenge #155: Home Sweet Home

Another Wednesday, another challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges! This week we're celebrating home sweet home. Design team member Deena, who is also the artist behind the Etsy shop A Creative Need, is sponsoring this week and offered some of her designs for the design team to use.




This cute little image just called out to me to be put on a card. What's that you say? How is this related to the theme? Okay, I'll agree, the link is tenuous, but these are obviously love birds, sitting in a heart tree, so they must live there, right? I'm sure their cozy little nest is just out of the picture, further along the branch. There, I feel completely justified. =) My little birds started out pink, but they looked rather, um, naked! Adding a little mauve shading made them looked less plucked. I wanted the hearts to stand out, so gave them some glossy accents for shine. Once I had that centre panel done, I needed a little more inspiration, so I used CPS sketch #252 -- of course, I couldn't post the card till today, so missed the challenge deadline. 


I decided to create a second project for this week, a little more obviously tied to the challenge theme:



These new home gift tags are made with the Cottage Home set from Waltzingmouse. 
Put on your creative thinking cap and show us your home sweet home project at Crafty Creations Challenges!


Supplies: (valentine) white & blue cardstock, Stampin' Up patterned paper, A Creative Need Love Birds digital image, Tumbled Glass distress ink, watercolour pencils, Glossy Accents, white ribbon (stash), Valentine Doodle twine, dimensionals; (tags) manila tag, white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party patterned paper (green tag), DCWV Christmas Stack patterned paper (blue tag), Waltzingmouse Cottage Home stamps, Memories black ink, watercolour pencils, ribbon (stash), dimensionals Pin It Now!

14 comments:

Angela said...

Your birdies definitely do NOT look plucked, thank goodness -- and they do look right at home on your card! Love the WMS tags, too -- your coloring rocks as usual. :)

Donelda said...

Look at you go with 2 projects!!! Awesome. I totally agree that the branch is the birdies' home!! LOL and they are so cute!! And your tags are awesome ... great images.

marilynprestonn said...

Oh so very pretty Lindsey. You always bring home the bacon as we say in Canada. LOL

I just love the card, the sketch and the cute, cute tags! How cool. :)Peggy

Emily Leiphart said...

Linds, these are gorgeous projects! The bird card is delightful and that Valentine's twine is drool-worthy. Those new home tags are wicked cool. Since when did you get WMS in your arsenal?!

acreativeneed said...

Lindsey your card is so pretty! A house is not a home without a little love or in this case lovebirds, right?!You did a gorgeous job of those home tags too!
smiles,Deena

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! These creations are fabby--I love those little birdies! I love that you colored them with shading so they weren't as naked or plucked! So sorry you missed the deadline--this was a great card for that sketch:)

And those tags--WOW! So beautiful! LOVE the papers and your coloring!

cardz said...

The birds are very sweet, but it is the gorgeous tags that take my breathe away. They are delightful.
Heather T

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Awwww, how sweet are those love birds! Love your tags too.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Those birdies!! They are soooo cute!!! Very pretty card!! And those tags are gorgeous as well!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

Totally justified. Clearly they're having a romantic evening at home! :) Love the way you inked the blue on the die cut. Your tags are super cute too!

Janna Werner said...

Lindsey, I love the tags!! Janna

Karin said...

Those little love birds are the sweetest and I love those tags! That's such an awesome stamp set from WM and I think those houses look so at home on those perfectly sized tags!

craftyb said...

Great job Lindsey - your card is super sweet with this little loved up couple! Love your tags too!bx

Kary said...

Yr card and tags are gorgeous!!! Great job, Lindsey!! Happy weekend!!