Friday, November 15, 2013

The Itsy Bitsy Picture Inspiration Challenge

Folks, it's the 15th of the month and time for a brand new challenge here at ItsyBitsy. This time, we have a beautiful picture inspiration for you and we want you to create anything you like as long as you are inspired by this picture. It could be the colours of the picture, the objects in the picture, the layout of the picture or all of the above. Just make sure it's clear what your inspiration was. As always there will be two categories - Jewellery Making and Paper Crafting.

And to get you started, here is some inspiration! I created an easel card with a drawer which I think is a really clever way to present a gift to someone. I've based my design on the colours in the picture and added a lot of flowers too, which is taken from the picture too.

I used the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis border die to create the fantastic edge to the top layer. I also used some paper from the DCWV Lemon Flower stack for that pretty green design.

How do you like my large roomy drawer? Isn't it nice to slip in some jewellery or a gift voucher? I think so. This isn't the first time I've tried an easel card with drawers. You can see my previous project here and to see a video of how to do it, click here.

Rules of the challenge:
  1. For the Paper/ General crafting project, your submission can be a card, box, tag, scrapbook layout, dress, embroidery, crochet work etc - anything as long as it is handmade and
  2. is inspired by the picture at the top of this post. 
  3. For the jewellery making project, your submission must be some form of jewellery and once again must be inspired by the picture at the top of this post. 
  4. Quilled jewellery or jewellery made out of paper beads will fall under the Jewellery making category.
  5. Entries can be submitted until 10th December 2013.
  6. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th December 2013
  7. Following this, the winners will be selected after combining both audience feedback and judges feedback.
  8. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. There is a separate button for each category.
  9. If you do not have a blog, please create an album on any online photo gallery, ensure the settings are public and link it up as detailed in point 5. 
  10. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries within each category.
  11. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 15th November 2013
  12. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The Anything Goes with ItsyBitsy Challenge.
  13. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are the winner, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  14. 2 winners will be selected, one for jewellery making and one for paper/general crafting who will each receive a voucher of Rs. 1000 each, redeemable online at 
  15. In addition 3 to 6 finalists in each category will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
Stay tuned to the Jewellery Making Inspiration which will be published in a fresh post on the 25th of this month.

All the best folks!!!

Submissions for Paper Crafting

Submissions for Jewellery Making

Supplies Used


  1. Beautiful easel card with drawer ..its a great idea Sunehra.. love the colors.. :) cool challenge..

    1. Thanks Radhika, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  2. Awesome Challenge....brain at

  3. Ya I hav seen dat drawer easel card tut, waiting to try it soon. Love dis photo inspiration.

  4. I always love this red and white combination:). That's a beautiful picture for inspiration :) And with this climate here (it's raining in Chennai!! yay!!!) this picture has lifted my crafty imagination!. :). And the drawer easel card is so pretty Sunehra! I'm seeing this type of a card along with a drawer for the first time!.

    1. Good for you Sarah! I love your work so can't wait to see what you create! Yes this easel card with drawer is a fantastic idea. I remember I was floored as well when I saw it first. All the best!

  5. Sunhera aunty can we use other colours which are not there in the picture? Have to tell you that your easel card is wonderful

    1. Oh My Goodness, please don't call me Aunty... ha ha... you can use any colours you like but your project must be inspired from this picture in some way and this should be visible. You can mention in your post what part of the picture inspired you.

  6. Oh this is so creative.... one of the perfect gift that i would give to someone... but i was wondering how did you make the card stand? :)

  7. Hi,

    Multiple entries got added how do i delete the ones i don't want? :)

  8. 'Hi Sunehra, Can you tell me the measurements of this card? I am planning to gift something similar to my husband for his b'day. But my card is pretty small. Yours looks much bigger. Can I get the measurements, if you don't mind? Thanks in advance.