Sunday, July 1, 2012

Whoos Celebrating?

     Welcome to all my new followers, I'm so glad you are here! In case you are unfamiliar with what Imagination Mondays are let me explain. On Mondays Erica asks her Design Team to use their Imagine to create a project. She also has a swap for cards,die cuts and sometimes themes. I am in the card swap where you must include some form of embossing and also use stickles, liquid pearls and a form of glimmer mist. We make 8 each that are exactly the same that we send to our swap leader Doris. She in turns mails us back 8, one from each of the members who are participating. It is a fabulous way to build up a stash of cards as well as to see how each one uses the technique or theme. Whew, now that I have gotten all the details out of the way, you probably have guessed that my project for today is what I have done for this swap. They are already in the mail!
     I wanted to make a card that could be used for several occasions, congratulations, graduation, birthday and perhaps an anniversary. I also wanted to ensure it was sort of gender neutral so I went with the owl from the Imagine cart Better Together. The owl is on page 13 and I cut it @ 3". I cut one with the layers combined and then cut with the head and hat using separated layers.
     I used Provo Craft embossing folder "Leaves" for the background on a shimmery card stock.This was a great time to use my Distress marker "Peeled Paint" to add color to the stems and veins on the leaves and then brushed on some lime green stickles to the leaves. I love how this looks. It is so sparkly in person!
 Just look at that sparkle. Yay!!!
Isn't this just the cutest owl, lol. I pulled out my glaze black pen to add some texture to the feathers and wings. Before I put some pop dots on the owl head piece, I used some "Gold Pearl" liquid pearls on the beak (now that's one classy owl!).
     I didn't want my owl to just be hanging around so I decided to cut some grass to complete the scene. For the border I used All Occasions Cake Art cart. The grass is on page 85 and I used the cake feature 1"x6" and also >shift key. I used tattered Angels Chalkboard Fern to sparkle the grass up. I adhered everything to some card bases I had from My Mind's Eye card pack "Out and About".
     If you are looking for some great prices on the supplies I have used on my project today be sure to check out Erica's Store: She has a huge supply of great products.
     I hope you all have a safe and healthy July 4th and that you have wonderful memories to scrapbook later. God Bless America!!! Now be sure to check out what my DT sisters have created to share with you back at My Cricut Craft Room


1 comment:

Kathy Salido said...

Oh Mary, I just love your card. That owl is so cute and love all the sparkle. So glad I am in this swap group!!
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