Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Monday, April 6, 2009

Etsy Inspired - Birds...what else?!?!

I found Ashley's blog called Heart Hugs Designs. They do Etsy Inspired challenges. Now this is the first time I have participated in any Etsy Inspired Challenged but I just LOVED the inspiration!

The artist's name is Lauren Alexander and she does beautiful work - I love it all!! I am thinking about actually going back to her shop and buying a few of the prints inspired by her work. Her is the print that I chose as my inspirational piece:

I love everything about it - yellow is my favorite color and if you couldn't tell from my blogs - I just LOVE all the birds that are out there! Below is the card I made based on the artwork - which is called "Better Together".

I needed to capture all that yellow! Those are the smallest Prima flowers out there (I think anyway - I can't see them getting much smaller than that!!) I ran them through my little 'X' Xyron sticker machine and layered them on there. The larger flowers were in the stash - I don't know who makes them. The birds were made from a QuicKutz die. I marker-inked the stamp, so I could but part of the sentiment on the front and the other part inside the card. The whole sentiment, as I am sure you can guess, reads: "A little bird told me that it was your birthday." I have had this stamp for a while, but this is the first time I got it inky!

I really like the way the card came out - I think I capture it as much as I could - although I still like the original artwork better! I am really thinking of going back to her store and picking up this particular print.

As always - thank you for visiting.


Ashley said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I really love all those flowers! Just fantastic! Thanks so much for playing! And if you want to win a guest spot on the DT, don't forget to play all the challenges this month!

Lauri said...

Love the flowers! and what a great idea to put them through the Xyron!!! Yellow is so pretty!!

Kerry said...

Love all the flowers and those birdies on the ribbon 'wire'...very cute!

stamprgrl said...

OMG... that is gorgeous both...

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