Friday, February 10, 2012

Birds of a Feather BLOG HOP AND CROP!!

Welcome to the Birds of a Feather Kit Club Blog Hop and Crop! The Hop will run until midnight on Sunday, Feb. 12., and your Crop challenge entries will be due by Wednesday the 15th at midnight.

The designers have created some special posts full of inspiration, prizes and LOVE. Once you have completed the blog hop, leave a post back on the BOAF blog for a chance to win this gorgeous album kit from Maya Road, a $35 value:

This kit includes:
 ~Maya Road "Home" Mini-Album
~ 2 Full Blister-packs of Maya Road Mini Chipboards
~ Full Pack of Maya Road Kraft Tags
~ Pot of Maya Road Glitter
~ Maya Road Ink Pad
~ Full Tin of Ribbon Slides
~ Exclusive Maya Road "Home Is" Stamp
~ All papers needed to create this project
~ Step-by-step Instructions

I, too, am giving away a little RAK for one random commentor on my blog! How about a little prize pack of some Amy Tan goodies?

Today I am sharing with you my Birds of a Feather Challenge for our LoveBirds Crop. Visit the message board to post your creation for the challenges AND find some fun games, too! There will be a winner for each challenge AND a Queen of the Crop Prize, too!

My challenge for you is to use this inspiration piece below to create a project. You may choose to use the color combo, or draw inspiration from the photo itself. This palette is from Design Seeds (which you should definitely check out!)

I chose this photo because of how perfect it fit into our "Love Birds Crop" theme! It also matched the colors in the February kit just perfectly!

I decided to create three cards based on this piece.

On this first card, I stuck with the color combo and I cut out a heart from patterned paper and tucked the doily underneath. A bit of stitching around the edge and a simple sentiment is all it needed for finishing touches.

On this 2nd card, I misted the "Color Me" papers with a grey chalk mist from October Afternoon. I added some ribbon and the prima flowers. The "valentine" banner is a transparency, but I painted the back of it to make it stand out better.

Lastly, I made this simple card based on the photo.

Make sure you hop to all the blogs for a chance to win! Your next stop is HERE on Lisa's blog. Thank you for joining us!

Happy Valentine's Day!

And here is the blog hop order

BOAF blog
Audrey <-- YOU ARE HERE


Donna said...

Love that color palette, you did a great job with it! The cards are beautiful

Jennybean said...

great challenge! I especially love the birds on a wire card!

Unknown said...

Great inspiration as always Audrey!

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are so pretty, with so many neat techniques! I love that doily one and also how you painted the transparency. Very clever, and that last card is just so simple and sweet. Thanks!

Zackalor said...

Such great color choices and I love all of the cards!
Wonderful challenge!

Elizabeth said...

I love that color palette!!! I can't wait to scrap with these colors too!

mustangkayla said...

What pretty cards! That last one is just so sweet!

Diana Waite said...

LOOVE this Audrey!

Laura said...

Love those colors! And the birdies are cute:) Your cards are very nice.

Kim A. said...

Love all the cards, especially the 3rd one with the birds!

Unknown said...

Love your cards, they are all different but beautiful in their own creativity. I love your inspiration with the birds and color choices, great challenge.

Patricia said...

What awesome colors to work with! I love all the cards!

petunia670 said...

Love the birds on the wire and the colors are right up my alley.

Karen said...

Your cards are all beautiful but I especially love how you recreated the inspiration photo!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Audrey....beautiful, each and every one! Great way to use that inspiration, girl!!

janet said...

Love all three cards but the last one with the birds...just so cute! Great inspiration!

Lisa Watson said...

What pretty cards Audrey!! Love the crocheted heart on the first card!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cards!!!