Monday, July 11, 2011

inspiration monday



here are a few pink-inspired projects to get your creative week started!

 to make this little paper heart ornie, start with a piece of your favorite paper (i used a piece of white mulberry paper and then rubbed a pink stamp pad over it for color).  cut two heart shapes,  then  sew some little embellishment doodads onto one of them.   hand-sew the two shapes together, and add a little stuffing before you're finished sewing......pink happiness!




for this project,  take an unfinished wood frame, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size (this design is by teri martin), and adhere it to the frame with glue.  once dry,  paint the frame edges with some black acrylic paint, add some heart doodles using a micron pen, and tie a piece of ribbon and heart charm around the side.  now you've got a frame that's as special as the photo inside!




  my sweet daughter melissa is an avid knitter and she made this soft and fuzzy cutie for me.
not only does this little birdie make me smile every time i look at him, but he smells good too because he's stuffed with lavender!




this is a super quick embellishment you can make by tearing some scrapbook paper into circle shapes.  then crunch them up into little balls in your hands, unfold them and use stamp pads to distress them a bit.  stack the shapes on top of each other, and place a brad in the middle to hold them all together.  tear out some leaves, distress them, and glue them to the back of your flower!





and don't forget to add a little pink to your journal, too!  
the only thing required is your micron pen, some pink watercolor and your imagination!!




19 comments:

Sophia said...

Awwww...LOVE that little piggie! :D And your heart. SO thankful that you do inspiration mondays to inspire us all. Hugs!! Miss ya :)

Heather said...

i love that heart! so fun!

nacherluver said...

I'm so glad I visited this post this morning. My weekend was up/down topsy/turvy sunny yet grey.
This was a welcome bright spot to my morning (esp. since I woke up to storms and grey skies). I will consider this a sign that the week ahead will be bright and cheery!

Chel said...

WOW- I love the little piggie and I LOVE the 3-d flower and the heart ... and just everything!!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

great idea for a flower on a card.

Janie Husband said...

lori, i love, love, love the heart...did i say i love the heart....love the flower too...the pig would make a cute stamp....cute cute...

Dymphie said...

your monday posts are always so full of inspiration, an anchor in my art-week :)

Sara said...

I adore all of it! One of these days I will make it back into the craft room (the baby sure does hog my hands and arms these days) and I will have to try some of these lovely ideas :) Hope you are well, Lori..and keeping stocked up on chocolate :)

ballet news said...

I don't know where to start... First of all I thought yes, I must have that first one, and then the next, and then oh, I must have that one.... until really I just want everything. How clever of you !!!

Marie aka Grams said...

So many cute ideas. You've been a busy little beaver, haven't you? You're my favorite way to start a Monday. Thank you from my heart to yours.

Pat said...

These are all great projects! I love that little birdie your daughter made. I guess we know where she gets her talent.

Claire M said...

Pink smiles are coming your way!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

So many fun, simple, beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :) Tammy

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well you inspired me for one...lovely pink heart and I love that ripped flower and well,,,the pig piggy stole my heart..........

garden clippings said...

The little pink pig....put me over the top :)

Tara said...

Love it! thanks for inspiring us!
hugs,
tara

Patty S said...

yea for pink happiness!!!!
the flower is amazing! and your pink piggie is adorable, btw! i would smile, too, with that cute litte birdie sitting near me :-)
thanks for sharing all the pink goodness, lori!
xoxoxo :-)

Createology said...

Pink always makes me smile and so does your wonderful art! You are a true inspiration. I have been gone with no internet so this is my time to catch up on your fun posts. Pink happiness to you dear...

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