Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Magnolia-Licious Challenge DT - Photo Inspiration

Woohoo!!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge and this fortnight Cabio has chosen a fabulous photo for your inspiration!  You might want to get  yourself a drink and biscuit or three before reading further as I've gone a bit mad with the photos LOL!  I was inspired by the gorgeous red and the bird house in the photo and at first had the intention of making a card with an aperture to hang the birdcage from,  when I had a sudden flash of inspiration to alter a piece of packaging I was about to recycle instead LOL.  I have decorated a plastic tray from the bottom of a chocolate Santa's box.
First I'll show you the super cute mini Rose Scent Tilda #255 perched on her birdcage swing in the garden!  I've coloured her with copics.  I painted the birdcage with pickett fence crackle paint and added a couple of gems.
To have room for the swing I had to cut a piece off the Tim Holtz flourish die cut so decided to use it on the corner here and added a metal butterfly from The Hobby House.  Both have been painted with crackle paint. I also added a piece of doohickey fence #12 die cut and some pink flower stamens to represent some tiny flowers at the foot of the fence.  The leaves have been cut with the rose leaf doohickey #18 and also given a touch of crackle paint on the tips.
I added a strip of fence along the back edge of the "garden" and a large butterfly punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
I've filled the entire tray with lots of flowers from my stash to create Tilda a gorgeous garden to play in!  Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and some have been gifts from my lovely crafty friends.
I also added a couple of crochet flowers from The Hobby House and the brad in the centre of the Prima flower is from Whiff of Joy.
I've added more flower stamens in the middle of the garden - I love the softness it gives the flowers.
The gorgeous ribbon around the edge of the tray and for the bow is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I fastened the birdcage to the flourish with part of a curtain hook I've been hoarding in my stash and tied it with bakers twine from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
Phew!  Thanks for staying with me if you've made it to hear!  I hope you like my creation and I've inspired you to join us this fortnight at Magnolia-licious challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!  Thanks for looking!  


Inkypinkydelights said...

Jane this is incredible! I just love it! Judy x

Angela said...

This is such a beautiful creation Jane! Love everything about this from the crackle finish on your birdcage to the pretty flowers. This will look lovely decorating your home! hugs, Angela

Bettina said...

this is sooo wonderful Jane. You really create magic!

Jane said...

Wow, wow, wow. Simply stunning. Jane x

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful creation.


cabio's craft corner said...

Wow wow wow, I love the beautiful details and the idea of this creative project Jane :o)

Robi said...

Congratulations, this is a work of art! You are very good! greetings from Italy

Robi said...

Congratulations, this is a work of art! You are very good! greetings from Italy

Norma said...

Jane, this is just fabulous. It's a jaw dropper of a project. Love the swinging bird cage. That crackle paint look is just fab--I'll have to get some that paint. Gorgeous variety of flowers--am just crazy about flowers!!! Terrific project!

Debbie Pamment said...

OMG Jane - WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! This is truly AMAZING my friend - so much so that I had to type this several times because my brain is still trying to take it all in!

Andrea C said...

Wow!! x

Maria said...

Another amazing project Jane!! Beautiful embellishments and the swinging bird cage is the perfect touch. Hugs, Maria