Saturday, November 3, 2012

That tickles!!!

Happy Friday, everybody. Let me tell you, after the stress of Hurricane Sandy and then rushing to get a grant submitted at work this week, I am really ready for the weekend. I am beat! What I am feeling is nothing compared to what the people in NY and NJ are going through, though. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

I'm digressing again. Let me get to the point of this post. You know that's hard for me. LOL. Anyway, it's time for another challenge at Guylou's. This time around, Roxann challenged us to make things a bit tickly by putting a feather on our projects. Well, I bought a bag of feathers from AC Moore ages ago. I cannot find that sucker to save my life. What I could find, though, was this tiny wreath that I paid a whopping two bucks for about 2-3 years ago. One of the store owners in Gettysburg has a corner where she allows her young grandchild to sell things and make her own money. I bought the little wreath thinking maybe I could pull the feathers off and use them. Lo and behold, I finally tried it!

Unfortunately, I had a hard time deciding how to use it. I am in full-on Christmas card-making mode. It took me a while, but I finally figured out how to incorporate a feather onto a Christmas card. What do you think?
I paper pieced the image, using metallic blue paper that I then added some stickles to. The little mouse is colored with copics. I used a Magnolia corner stamp on the sentiment border area, and made little rosebud out of felt.

Now it's your turn. Upload your project to Guylou's (details on the blog. Get over there and check it out!) Tickle, tickle, tickle!

6 comments:

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Gina! Very creative way to use the feather! Sounds like all of us were challenged to find the feathers we knew we had somewhere!

Kim Kelley said...

Absolutely adorable Gina! Love the pink paper and the way the ornament turned out! HUGS

Tracy S said...

I loved to hear the story behind the feather..lol I am weird like that. I love how you used it though .. it is subtle and just enough of a cool touch with the felt rosebud you bad to not make it look like an after thought. I love the paper piecing of the ornament.. good thinking! I will have to remember that... and the use of the bow on the ornament too.

Trina said...

Smart buy, Gina! I love that paper pieced ornament; the color just pops off the card!

Chana said...

Hi, Gina!

Love your project! I like your feather. It is totally unexpected in this design and so that makes it very interesting to the eye! Nice work!

Hugz,
Chana

Sara I. said...

Adorable card!! Love the polka dot ribbon and fabulous papers. The rolled ribbon is gorgeous with the pearl center! xx