Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Blogger, Audrey Petit + GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone! My name is Audrey Pettit, and I am super excited to be here as a guest designer this week on the SEI Lifestyle blog. This is such an honor for me, as I am a huge fan of SEI! Really love the new lines, and I was especially thrilled when I found out I would work with the new holiday line, Berry Melody. Cause those of you who know me, KNOW I get a wee bit excited about the holidays!


I have been in love with paper crafting for about a dozen years now. I think it pretty much all started when I was invited to one of those home stamping parties where my eyes were opened to a whole new world. I left with a bag full of product and a new-found love for crafting that has never left me since. These days, I don't do quite as much stamping, but I do own waaaaaaaaaay more stamps than I'd like to admit to, along with everything else, of course. I love to make cards, home decor, and altered items, and I make a few scrapbook pages, too. ;)I love to try out new techniques, and I love to share what I've learned with all of you.

When I'm not in my craft studio, I love to go antiquing and thrifting, read, and waste countless hours on Pinterest. I do throw in a little real work once in awhile, too. I am the web director and event coordinator at a local landscape design and garden center, as well as a part-time writer and photographer. I currently live in North Carolina with my two adorable teenage kiddos, a wee hedgehog baby, and our adoptive Golden Retriever pup.

I'm looking forward to sharing fun projects with you all week long. It's going to be a great week. Not only do I get to hang out with you, but it's also Thanksgiving week AND..... my birthday! I can't think of a nicer birthday present than to be here with you!



As I mentioned before, I am a huge fan of the holidays, and one of my favorite things to do this time of year is to create special handmade decor pieces to add some festive flair to our home. So to kick off the week, I made a fun Winter Wishes wall hanging that I just know is going to brighten some little nook or cranny this season.



The base of the wall hanging is a 6x6 panel of recycled corrugated cardboard that I cut from an old shipping box. I gave the cardboard a generous coating of gesso and then added pieces of the music note woven sheet. Scrunched the torn pieces of woven sheet paper as I worked to create a bit of extra texture.


After the gesso had completely dried, I went to town adding detail with Berry Melody Dimensional Page Elements, Songbird Wishes Die Cut Accents, and pearls from the Berry Melody Sundries kit. The bird on the branch was fussy cut from the Glistening Tweet 12x12 paper. Combined all to make a sweet little winter wonderland scene, and tied them up with trims from the Sundries kit.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow for another fun holiday Berry Melody project!

Audrey


Supplies:
SEI Berry Melody Glistening Tweet 12x12 Paper
SEI Woven Sheet
SEI Berry Melody Dimensional Page Elements
SEI Berry Melody Songbird Wishes Die Cut Accents
SEI Berry Melody Sundries
SEI Mist Chalk Ink
Gesso
Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

34 comments:

Maria Matter said...

your work is always so inspirational Audrey...gorgeous wall hanging!

Holly Saveur said...

So sweet and gorgeous..LOVE it!!!

Marlou McAlees said...

super super cute!!! Audrey!! ♥

Colleen said...

Gorgeous hanging.

Sarah Jane said...

Such a gorgeous hanging!
Lovely papers too, please enter me for the giveaway xox

Chris D. said...

Love your wall hanging Audrey! Congrats on the guest designing for SEI and thanks for the chance at winning this generous prize!

Lis said...

Love that little bird!
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Lynn said...

This is so adorable. Love the colors and that little bird is precious. Audrey, enjoy your fun week!

Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous. SEI is going to be so glad they have you guesting this week.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Well Happy Birthday to come and I love your hanger. So Merry & Bright.

pattyo said...

Love this adorable wall hanging! Perfect way to brighten up the winter months. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

Carla said...

Love your card! The red bird is so
pretty!

Carla from Utah

Laurel said...

Yay for Audrey, I love her work!

brenlubrant said...

I really love the whole composition of your card. I especially love the little bird.

Dorlene Durham said...

This is so cute! I love how you used cardboard as your base! Very nice

Margi said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you enjoy your B-day a lot. I love this project, it's perfect to hang it on the X-mas tree. I wish you a very nice Thanksgiving as well.

jojobeth1 said...

Wonderful project! Can't wait to see other projects you will post

Janelle Shultz said...

i've loved both of your projects- so cute!

Charlene said...

Yeah Audrey!!!! Awesome creation!!! Love the colors and that sweet bird :-)

Lori said...

Love the colors!!
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cjs said...

Wow - beautiful!

Tracy said...

YAY! So glad SEI invited Audrey to guest. She's so wonderfully talented. This project is proof perfect. :-)

~amy~ said...

Yahoooooo for Audrey! I love her style and she simply rocks the SEI goodness!

lynda said...

This looks like a fun new line! I like the contrast of the light blue with the deep red!

SuZeQ said...

This is GREAT.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

KellyG said...

Pretty card, love all the details!

Teri said...

Sooooooooo tweet!

Papertangler said...

Beautiful Christmas art. I really like the woven sheet background and how you pieced it together. Clever.

Carol said...

Awesome project! You have a real eye for design and color!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

That is so sweet!

Jodi R. said...

What a cute idea Audrey! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tab said...

Super, super cute!!! Love the colors in this line!

charleston forge bar stool said...

I am clicking over there right now. Thanks for posting.

SueB said...

this is a sweet line. thanx for sharing the stinkin' cute wall hanging!

 

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