Monday, May 25, 2009

Home, Sweet Home

Hello! I hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend!

The card I made last night is truly Joni-inspired. I know you all have seen her amazing magazine holder houses. I am participating my in friend Susan's Any Card but an A2 size swap and everything else I tried failed... miserably! So, then it occurred to me, try a bird house... how hard can that be. Well, I found a great template and then hated it. Finally I came up with this:

An angle cut on this side and that and I had a A-Frame house. Add a scalloped straight-edge and now I've got a Gingerbread roof. The painful part of this is the windows - lots of cutting, but I think it came out really cute! It needs curtains, but I just couldn't bring myself to do more cut work. At this writing it did occur to me how I can accomplish curtains pretty easily. This card is my proto-type. It would be cuter with embossing on the window-box. But anyway, then I used Reeta from the Wild Sprouts collection and the sentiment from For Someone, both from The Greeting Farm.

Reeta is colored with Prismacolor markers (Eggshell, Tulip Yellow, Light Walnut and Avocado).

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Monday!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

yoorah said...

Adorable car Mel!

Denise said...

Very cute!! Love that flower box.

Susie M. said...

What a cute card! and glad to hear you have enjoyed the weekend. :)

Maria said...

Oh, my gosh this is adorable. I love this stamp, and I love the turtle and the rabbit too. I will have to check out this company.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very awesome!! I am sooo lovin this, Mel!! tfs!!

Cassie said...

oooooohhhhh girl!! this is great! lucky swappers!

~*Joni said...

What a sweet Reeta cottage! Love the window and the scalloped roof, the palette is so soft and sweet for such a sassy stamp. haha! Doesn't Reeta look a bit honery? :) (btw There was no need for a shout out, silly.)

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