Blessed are the curious...for they create a better world.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I Answered The Call!

About a month ago, as I was visiting blogs during the Pink Saturday link party, I stumbled upon an offer made by Gerri - she would send a packet of goodies to those of us who wanted to take on the challenge of creating something out of it.  Well I always love a challenge, and this one was right up my alley. 

So............................here is a representation of the goodies that arrived in my mailbox a few days later:
What to do.......................what to do?  Of course I love vintage music paper and German scrap.  But cut out circles of paper, and post it notes? 

Spring has me in a birdie mood lately, so I had just the idea of something I wanted to try.  I glued the music paper to heavy cardstock, punched some of my own circles and constructed this:

A little bird cage!  The post it note is the bottom layer, and the cage is decorated with the two types of german scrap.  On the inside bottom of the cage you will find the circle and the cutout center of the little paper doily.  I suspended a glittered birdy inside, and crowned her with a piece of a sequin that was in my package.  Then I topped the cage with a coffee filter flower and some of the yarns that I recieved.  This was so much fun!  Thanks so much Gerri for your little package of inspiration.  I had a lot of fun with this and pushed myself to add a few more supplies than I normally would. 

36 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


This cage is so lovely! Make it into a kit!!!


Gabriela

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

what a fun challenge and I love what you did with it. It's early yet, but I discovered the wrens building a nest under our deck today. :)

Lorraine said...

How cute and creative!! HPS!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Love it. Well done!

The French Hutch said...

Your little birdcage is adorable! I see why you love this type of challenge, you are very creative……
Happy St. Patrick's day.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Robyn said...

WOW - that is amazing! Great creativity love it! Thanks so much for sharing it on Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy St. Pat's Day

Pat said...

Oh boy - well done! This turned out really really great!

Teena said...

that is so cool! well done <3

Geneva said...

Never in a million years would I have thought of that... You did a great job with the challenge...can't imagine anything could have been better! Love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marti,
Congratulations on a very cute creation! You did very well to come up with that. Thanks for sharing and your visit. I'm so happy that Spring will arrive next week! Happy Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

reimaginedtreasures.blogspot.com said...

Applause on your creativity with those bits of scraps! I love that kind of challenge too, but Usually I have picked my own scraps!!
thanks for coming by my blog, too.

Blythe Ghost said...

One has to have a good imagination to create like that ... a wonderful result to a challenge!

Swedie said...

What a clever idea for using all those items!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Thank you Marti for the sweet thoughts! I love what you did with your challenge! How fun is that, Happy St. Paddy's Day and Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs Marilou

momto8 said...

oh how lovely!!

Ira Huberts said...

You have been extremely creative here Marti and used the goodies so well indeed! Love your cage!

Diane said...

What a clever woman you are! I would never have thought of that - it is adorable! You certainly met the challenge with style!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hu
What you made out of the challenge pieces was just Darling,and so creative. I loved it.
Have a great Day!
marian elizabeth

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely little masterpiece you have created with that little package of goodies!!! Love birdcages!

paintedlady89 said...

How creative and sweet, I love it!
Hugs,
Gigi

Holly said...

Oh, Marti!! This is so wonderful! You've got a good eye, girl! Love what you did. I was reading your profile - I love that you call yourself a curiositarian! =0)
hugs,
Holly

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Visiting late for Pink Saturday.

Green Goodies is my entry. Please come by when you get a chance. Have a great week ahead.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful bird cage, and you're so creative!

Julie Anne Cooper said...

Marti, what a fun challenge. You did an outstanding job. here in the south the birds have been hunting housing for about 3 weeks.

Julie Anne Cooper said...

marti, such a lovely job. What a great challenge. I agree with the others, it would make a great kit.
Here in the south the birds have been house hunting for about 3 weeks or more.

Julie Anne Cooper said...

Marti, what a fun challenge. You did an outstanding job. here in the south the birds have been hunting housing for about 3 weeks.

Jeanie said...

This is enchanting, Marti! You are so clever!

Lisa said...

Love the birdcage! How very imaginative using the treasures Gerri sent. So much fun in one bundle. =)
And you have a lovely blog.

Michele said...

oh my goodness Marti your piece came out beautifully! so creative and different. xo

Nook and Cranny said...

Let me just say, fantastic!!!
I guess you are in the bird mood. The cage is great.
I have so enjoyed looking at what everyone created with Gerri's goodies.
Have a great rest of the week.
Michele

Marjie Kemper said...

Marti, I'm so inspired by your thinking outside the box (cage!) and the unique way you've used Gerri's supplies. What a treat to share this experience!

Viola said...

So sweet! What a lovely cage, Marti!
Hugs, Viola

http://shabbychicinspired.blogspot.com/

lynne said...

Hello Marti
Simply wonderful.
You made such wonderful use of Gerri's bits n'n pieces and in such a creative manner.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

So creative Marti I just love the way this came together using Gerri's bits and pieces. What a lot of work you have put into it. I loved the way I had to really think about how I could use everything.
hugs {brenda xox

PetraB said...

Absolutely awesome what you did with Gerri's supplies. This piece is so lovely and beautiful.

1CardCreator said...

So clever what you made with Gerri's treasures! So much fun to play with her things and to see how different it all came out! Sorry I am stopping by late, my DD spent time visiting.