I was SO delighted last month when I won my first challenge ever at The Shabby Tea Room. Not only did I win a fabulous prize from the adorable Paper Sweeties (their sponsor that week), but I was also asked to join them this week as a Guest Designer. And when I saw the inspiration photo, I was ALL IN! How cute is this inspiration photo?
I love this color combination. I used these colors, the buttons, the polka dots, and the "NOEL" theme to inspire me. I started with a card base from The Kraft Outlet and covered it in red Bazzill and then a piece of polka dotted patterned paper from October Afternoon.
I machine stitched the papers together, added a white doily from Freckled Fawn, some yummy scrunched seam binding in antique white and red, added some wooden letters (from my stash) to spell NOEL, made a little heart out of tiny candy canes, covered some white buttons in diamond glitter to form a "tree" with a piece of wood-grain washi tape for the tree trunk. I also added a Tiny Tag (heart) from Papertrey Ink and also used their tiny "wish" stamp on the Tiny Tag. It is hung with a pear-shaped safety pin. There's a bit of baker's twine through my glitter-dusted button at the top. I think that covers everything. Here's a close-up photo:
I really love the look of glittered buttons. They just seem to be so sweet and fun, don't you think? I may have taken it to the extreme this winter - I think I've been glittering everything! In fact, after the holidays, I will need to restock my big bottle of glitter - along with several other goodies I've been using up to create all my Christmas crafts. My craft boutique was a success, as always. Had lots of fun and sold almost everything I had made.
Please stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see all the other fabulous projects that the talented ladies of the Design Team have created to inspire you. We'd love to have you play along in the challenge for a chance to win a sweet prize.
Have a blessed week!