Good Sunday morning. I have a see thru window project to share with you today that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. Our inspiration site was The World Market and I was inspired by the Spring Flowers set. I loved the awning in the inspiration piece so I hand made mine to fit my window. I thought it would be perfect paired with the Poppystamps Small Madison Arched Window. I created the large flower pots using the Impression Obsession Vase Set and the small pots are Memory Box Garden Pots. I used the Hollyhocks, Spiral Flowers, Tiny Flowers, Leaves and Stems and Leafy Branch to fill all the pots. I couldn’t resist adding a few cats in the scene since I was surrounded by all four of my cats while I made this.
Here’s a photo of the inspiration piece. I love how soft and pretty it is.
I started by cutting the window twice and using one as a template to draw lines to guide where I cut the window opening. I attached the outer window with mounting tape and attached in the inner window with ATG adhesive. I cut 1/2” white strips of cardstock and attached them to the awning. I attached a scalloped border to add a soft touch and interest. I scored the awning twice 1/4” apart, folded and attached to the card base over the window.
I used two vases from the vase set and cut off a small portion of each to make them the proper scale for the scene. I filled all the pots with foliage and flowers. I kept all the flowers the same color instead of a mix as I thought it would have more impact. I attached the pots to the card base using mounting tape. I colored the cats with a black Copic marker and attached them to the scene with mounting tape. Here’s a closer view that shows the dimension.
Sophie (black cat), Toby and Cassie (black and white cats) were represented here. Chloe, my long haired Siamese didn’t make the cut. I just didn’t think I could fit a 4th cat on the card. LOL!
I wasn’t able to post every day this week as I had a pretty hard work week. I didn’t feel like I had any mojo Saturday as I started looking at the Inspiration Challenge and almost didn’t make anything. But after I got started I felt stress rolling off my shoulders. Crafting is always good for me. Check out this article regarding the health benefits of crafting that my husband sent to me a while back. Here is an excerpt that may catch your attention.
Today I am offering the retired Memory Box Pearl Lace die for blog candy. It is 7.25” long and .50” wide. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. You will have until Thursday, May 8th at 5:00 pm to leave a comment. I will announce the winner on my Friday or Saturday post.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday.
Card Size: 5.50” x 4.25”