9.18.2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge #54

Welcome to another Etsy Inspired Challenge! This week our featured shop is I heart flowers, offering unique jewelry and photographs. This shop is filled with pretty items and the jewelry has a vintage feel to it.

I have been a crafting fool this week...I am talking 4 layouts, 8 cards plus a few other mini projects so I have two to share with you today that were inspired by this week's shop.

First I was inspired by these earrings which feature a map of London.

I recently picked up an old atlas at the thrift store with big plans to create all sorts of great mini albums, cards, and projects and these earrings gave me the perfect inspiration to use a page from the atlas.

Here is my project...a decorated window tin:


I thought this would be fun to fill with some travel items for kids, like a pack of cards, pen & paper, and a little candy or to create a little travel mini album that could fit inside along with a few souvenirs from the trip. However, if any of you have some Mod Podge tips, I would love to hear them...it always ends up a little tacky for me. Or if you know of a better clear sealer product that goes on smooth let me know!

Next, I was inspired by this beautiful photograph.



The bright red and green just screamed Christmas to me so I created a fun card using the BoBunny Tis the Season Collection.


Now it's your turn to be Etsy Inspired! Head on over to I heart flowers and find an item that inspires you. Create a project based off that inspiration...you are not limited to cards or paper crafts...you can make a piece of jewelry, create a collage of photos, paint a picture, etc. Then link up your project to the Etsy Inspired blog HERE for your chance to win this week's prize...a pair of earrings!

Also, be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations:
Have a great weekend! We have another fun filled soccer weekend here. I will be back next week with several new projects to share!

11 comments:

Jackie said...

What cute projects Kerry! Your tin came out so cute and the Christmas card is beautiful!!!

tiffguam said...

Your tin is super cute and your card! WOW! I love it! It's hilarious!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love that tin and your card, Kerry!

de said...

Great projects Kerry! I love that little travel tin especially! I didn't notice these earrings, they are super cute!

Kristen said...

Kerry these are great! That little tin will definitely come in handy for your kids! :)

Ashley said...

Kerry! That tin is so cool! I love it! And the card is awesome! I love the layers and the cute holly! Plus, that's how I feel about Christmas right now. HAHAHAH!

Christi said...

Oh, I love the little tin you made! So cute! What a pretty card! I love the scalloped layers along the bottom of the card and the holly berries & leaves.

janet said...

Morning Kerry,
Thank you for stopping by my little blog and making such a kind comment. I love the inpired map tin you made...how very creative! Popping over to I Heart Flowers ;-)
your friend,
Janet

Sarah said...

cool tin! i love projects done with old maps

StampinCathy said...

Love your inspiration piece and your projects are fabulous and so inspiring.

Mandy said...

What gorgeous, clever creations! Love them!!!