Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Think Outside the Box

I made this wall hanging for my daughter's room. I want her to always realize that she can do anything she sets her mind to and to always think outside the box.

The inspiration for the theme is a challenge posted on Spunky Scrappers.

The bird is a transparency cut with my Cricut Indie Arts cartridge. Notice how the pointing hand (pointing at the box) also serves as the bird's eye?

I had a really hard time getting the color on my pics to be true to life. The orange and acid green show up pretty well but the pinks and browns in the hearts look washed out. And for some reason, in every shot I took of the piece against a white background (to show the details better) the white paper ended up looking blueish. Oh, well. Aren't things always better looking IRL? (Guess that doesn't really help you all reading my blog in the virtual world, though, huh? Sorry!)

I also used a few eyelets on this hanging (to thread the fibers through) so I'm going to post it for my Tuesday Techniques challenge I have going over on Memories Always-Forever. This time I'm challenging you to get reacquainted with your huge stash of eyelets. (Oh, come on! You know you have them!!) Have you played along yet? Why not??!!

And, while I'm at it, I might as well throw this into the ring over on Pile It On. Their challenge this week is no patterned paper (and, of course, to also use at least one other current challenge). When I first saw that challenge I thought, oh well, I'll try another week. I mean, really, how often do I NOT use patterned paper? Um, like never! But, lo and behold, ta da! This project doesn't had a speck of PP on it.

Aaaaand, the colors happen to also work with If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It's color challenge this week! As mentioned, the colors on my hearts don't show up well in the pics, but there are some brown and some pink ones in there. Whoa, I really am "piling it on"! It's just so much fun, though, huh??

Details: Autumn Leaves die cuts; Maya Road fibers; K&Company pillow stickers; Li'l Davis rub on alpha; American Crafts rub on swirls; Making Memories paint; Cricut die cut; unknown eyelets & rope.

Well, I'm so glad to finally have had a new creation to post for you! Hope you liked it.



jillofallcrafttrades said...

its great,I love it!you did a great job,I also hate how the pics make the details vanish,but i love all the vibrant colors you used!

Okispice said...

I had the same problem taking a pic of my bubble wrap challenge. It looks so pretty IRL and like blah in the photo.
Love this project and Girlfriend- all your projects ROCK! You are one busy artist!

Deanna said...

Wow totally kewl! Nicely done!

Thanks so much for playing with us!

Dee fr Pile It On DT

Diana Fisher said...

This is fantastic, Heidi! You've done it again!! So glad you played along with all of those!! :) I am way behind on my Spunky Scappers challenge. Guess I need a box... :)

Euphoria said...

Oh yeah.. Heidi is doing it again!! LOVE IT! So unique and different, and that is totally outta the box!

PS- your little one is adorable~

Maureen said...

WOW!! This is totally amazing! What a treasure for your daughter!! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow! What a creative keepsake you have made for your daughter!!! It is really cool!

Thanks for playing with Pile it on this week.

Lesley :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, cool keepsake! Love this idea and well done on the no patterned paper too. This is really fun and would make a great gift. Thanks for playing at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

Wati Basri said...

wow...this is soooo awesome...love it girl!

Amy Schultz said...

aw, i bet your daughter just adores it! Great job!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Maureen said...

love it love it love it! birds are so cool!

ANAT S said...

amazing project

Vickilyn said...

Very nice!! Love that you stepped out of the box!!

Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!


MommyScraps said...

Awesome job on this project!! WOW... :) Thanks for playing at the shoe!