Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Look Inside

I have another Treasure Hunt creation for you today. Remember how I love to go to yard sales and I hunt for "treasures" that I can use on a card... preferably things that are not intended for papercrafting. Well, one of the treasures I found last summer looked like it had great potential. In fact, I had an idea for how to use it even when I bought it.




A pair of tiny wooden shutters
Cost: 5 cents
Well, some ideas do seem to look better in my head than they do when I get them finished. LOL!

I tried to create a section of a house, with a window and a window box overflowing with flowers.

I used a piece of overhead projector transparency for the window and put an image of a little girl holding a freshly baked pie inside the home.


Like I said, some things look better in my mind.







No matter how many pictures I took, it still looks kind of plain!
But it was fun....... as are all Treasure Hunts!



Thanks for stopping by. Would you like to have a piece of pie and a cup of coffee while you're here?



Image: Pink Cat Studio Lily Baked a Pie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Marina Mist and all other papers from my scrap file
Embellishments: Stickles glitter glue, wooden shutters, and paper roses (vendor unknown)

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Jeanette, this is not plain at all!! So adorable, the image, the flowers, the ingenious layout! The shutters are too fun & you have to love the price!
Great job!

April said...

I don't think that is plain at all!! I love both the conept and the final outcome!

I 'shutter' to think it looks bad.....bbbwwwwahhhh

Terry said...

I think it turned out cute!!

Heather said...

I think this is adorable!!! I LOVE the shudders and the way you cut out the window. I esp love the side view. It really lets you see the dimension of your card. Fantastic find and brilliant creation!!!

Marlene said...

I think it looks fabby....I love the way you've done the cut-out!

I often buy these "miniatures" for my cards - but never at the serious discounts you find them for! LOL!

Mary Giles said...

Oooh great find and the perfect embellishment to that sweet card. Only one question...when will the pie be ready? LOL.

djones said...

Cute card! I love the window/shutter idea. Sweet image.

Carol W said...

I think this turned out darn cute. Great job Jeanette. It is so appropriate....you read the stories and see the movies where mom put the pie on the window sill to cool (of course someone always either eats it or dumps it but the story wouldn't be the same without that happening...lol). I totally get where your clever mind was going with this...Well done!! Great use of your yard sale items too...☺♥

Stacy said...

Yes, I do want some pie and coffee! LOL! This is not Plain, you goof ball! It is precious! Very creative!!!

Lori said...

Yum, count me in! Well, I don't know what it looks like in your head, but it's fantastic on your blog!!!!! Looks just like you said it should, great price.

MiamiKel said...

This is SUPAH! I remember the treasure hunt posts, they are one of my faves :) This is just fabulous -- and tons of fun! Very creative you are! x0x0

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

What an adorable idea........I think the card is wonderful :)

Sandy said...

What a super cute idea! I love how used the shutters and your card turned out so cute!

Griperang/Angela said...

Cool idea

Barb said...

I too think it is a great card--shows your creative mind! Love it!

~Paola~ said...

I LOVEEEEE your treasure hunts Jeanette...and what U do with your findings is truly creative my friend..
with this card,however,U took it totally to next level...woowowowooooowww..How superly cute it is!!!U nailed it to a 'T'...which spells TERRIFIC!!!:o)

BlueInks said...

I think your card turned out great! I really like how the window is cut out, for when you open the card.

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