Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Playing with Gerri

Gerri had this fabulous idea of inviting people to play with her - and this is how it went: I sent Gerri my address and she sent me a 'goodie bag' containing the most interesting and inspiring bits and pieces. The challenge was to create one project using 4 to 5 bits from Gerri's goodie bag and we are allowed to use whatever else we think would be useful. When I saw all the different elements, I had immediately two/three projects in my head. So far I've had only time to create two but the third one will come - promise! (lol)
My first project was the decoration of a book
I loved the way it all came together so quickly. The elements which came from Gerri are the wonderfully old musical note paper, the white fibre, ribbon, the ever so sweet image, the image corner, paper trellis and lots of little metal flowers. My contribution to it was stamping on the musical note paper (Kaisercraft stamp with VersaMagic ink), paper circles underneath the flowers and for the stamped sentiment (stamp: Lily of the Valley), bow and leafy ribbon and all the little bling and the book!
The second project turned out rather different

... an asian themed card using textured papertowel, embossed light card, paper rings and a leaf from Gerri. I created the card using a square textured white card and adding some bling, asian coin, butterfly and an image from The Sum of All Crafts.
Gerri collects all the creations and will display them on her blog later this month. This is so exciting and I cannot wait to see what everybody has created ! Thank you Gerri for the challenge, this was such a brilliant idea! Petra.




20 comments:

Jingle said...

These are wonderful!

Willy said...

Both projects are fabulous, Petra!

Cath Wilson said...

Great creations, Petra but I especially love the first one - it looks perfect x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Such a cool idea, you really used these bits to perfection.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Nothing like a good challenge to get creative! Love both projects- but I have to say LOVE the Asian themed project!

Sherry Edwards said...

What a great challenge Petra, and I love what you've created, especially the oriential one x

Michele said...

gorgeous work Petra! i have some of Gerri's bits to work with also. you've set a very high standard! xo

craftattack said...

Lovely work Petra, and a great idea with that swap! Valerie

Alexa said...

They are both lovely - can't wait to see the third idea!

Shelley said...

Petra, you have outdone yourself! The notebook is lovely and quite the work of art. But the asian piece, oh my! Beautiful coloring and the card itself is so very unique. I love the way the orange and white paper strips make me think there is a fan hidden there and the same paper behind the main image to tie it in. Bravo!

Sharon said...

Just fantastic creations with Gerri's Stash!!! I am working on mine now!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my goodness, it's so fun to see what you did with your stash as I too received one from Gerri and I recognize most of your goodies! Love what you've done, and kudos to you for making 3 projects! I'm so impressed that you used so many elements. Really love what you did with that orange/white paper on the second card. I'll be posting mine next week.

Electra said...

These are stunningly beautiful, Petra!

lynne said...

Two completely different projects which shows how versatile her pack is.
I am also taking part in Gerri's swap, isn't it fun.
I really adore your book.
Wishes
Lynne

Cathy L. Calamas said...

What a fun idea. All three are beautiful creations!! Especially fond of the book

Lisa said...

I really like that you came up with two totally different ideas. And they are both lovely. I had so much fun participating too. I gotta mention that I love the way you cut the orange & white flowered card and arranged it on your asian themed card...very creative.

Nook and Cranny said...

I love both of your creations, specially the book.
I so enjoyed playing along with Gerri, it was a wonderful/fun idea.
Have a great rest of the week.
Michele

Marti McClure said...

Hi Petra! Wasn't this a fun challenge? I really love your book covers - they are both so different! It is so much fun to see what we all made with the same parts. Each artist's creation is so different. Your work is very beautiful! ~Marti

Brenda Brown said...

Love your boo cover and card Petra they are both so beautiful with Gerri's bits and pieces. What a lot of work you have put into them. I loved the way I had to really think about how I could use everything.
hugs {brenda xox

1CardCreator said...

Love your pieces Petra! So much fun to see what everyone made with the same stuff!

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