Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Our Creative Corner: Exciting News!

I have an announcement!
Today marks the start of a new a DT member for Our Creative Corner! I'm very excited, I'm joining a very talented group!

The April challenge is launched today over on the OCC blog HERE.
The challenge is hosted by Laurie, who explains the theme like this:

Color your World

"Here in the United States we are coming into spring - the season when nature comes forth with new life.
Soft green grasses grow in the fields and the trees bloom in glorious colors with the promise of fruit.
Tulips and daffodils emerge from the soil after a long winters nap.
The colors of spring, the sights and sounds of nature at this time of the year renews my soul.
In the spring time the colors of nature are different around the world.
For my challenge this month I want you to
Color Your World
For this challenge create a project with the colors of spring time where you live.
Show us what colors renew your soul"
My contribution is this quirky birdie...
I've used some of my favourite spring colours,  sky blue, fresh new shoot green, as well as tulip red and a tiny bit of crocus purple!
My bird is made from clay. I moulded a rough bird shape, then created a small niche in his tummy. This was filled with a tiny clay heart. Both the bird and the heart were painted....

I cut thin strips of card, then coiled them into circles to create the nest. The nest was glued on top of a painted spool...

To add a little extra detail, I tied cord around the spool and knotted it, as you can see! 
The finishing touch is his crown....a metal embellishment, covered with old book pages and then painted!

The challenge this month is sponsored by Creative Embellishments

The lucky winner drawn at random will win a great voucher..

 I really hope you'll all go on over and take a look at the inspiration my DT teamies have on me, it's worth a look!
Have a fabulous week everyone!
Trish xxx


  1. congratulations and most important - enjoy!

  2. Huge Congratulations on your new DT position Trish! Beautiful project, great colours and i love your hand crafted bird and heart :-) xxx

  3. Congrats on your new DT post... Love the quirky bird xx

  4. Congrats! Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love the little bird.

  5. Welcome to the Team Trish! Love your cute little bird with her crown. Hugs Jan x

  6. OK Trish this is seriously adorable!!! I'm so happy you joined our team and will be adding you beautiful style to our challenges! Happy Spring!! xxx Laurie

  7. What a wonderful little Spring bird, he is adorable! Congratulations on being chosen for the Our Creative Corner design team!

  8. Welcome again, Trish, and this is a perfect make to begin your journey with us: a pure Spring composition!

  9. Another of your fab imaginative and playful creations, Trish! LOVE it!
    I really should take the leap and try sculpting with air dry clay too - your makes are always very inspiring!

    Claudia x

  10. Congratulations on becoming the new editor of Craft Stamper - you deserve it and I'm sure you will bring a lot of great ideas to the magazine.


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