Sunday, September 10, 2017

Many Digis + One Stamp

Made this card using two digis from Beccy's Place- Seasonal Window and Superb Fairy Wren. One reason I like digis is that you can adjust the size of the image. For this card, I printed the image on white cardstock. Then resized the clump of branches on the upper left to be much larger to place in the foreground of the card. I then printed the wren that is perched upon teh larger branch to the appropriate size and secured the little guy to the branch with a few dabs of Diamond Glaze. While that dried, I cut out the window panes with an exacto knife, attached a scrap of acetate and then used foam mounting tape to hold the window a bit above a strip of tan checked “wall paper” in a warm and inviting kitchen. Covered the kraft cardstock with a pretty blue plaid paper and mounted the card front to that. Lastly, I attached the branch with the wren to the card with very small squares of foam mounting tape and also more Diamond Glaze. 
Lots of tedious fussy cutting, but worth the work because to me this card is a little picture of heaven. I can imagine that a few friends are sitting in that little "kitchen" enjoying coffee and a few laughs as they look out and enjoy the antics of the little Fairy Wren. And, since these cute little birds appear to only be found in Australia, this coffee date is happenin’ “Down Under!”) 

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- September                                           
    (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

I like spending hours making highly detailed cards, but also am learning to enjoy CAS creations. So, after the last very intricate card, I had fun using a Bugaboo image to make this sweet little card in a very short time! It is for a friend that is struggling with turning 40 this year. (I almost told her that I have shoes older than that… but didn’t think that would cheer her up!) Instead, I am sending this card. Am hoping the cute little pompom topped monkey, with the inside greeting that says, “You don’t look a day older than whatever age you claim to be!” will cheer her up.
PS- I’m still learning to use alcohol markers. And learned that overworking a blending pen to add shading on glossy paper causes an interesting look. Kinda looks like the monkey has a mild case of static cling!
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small                      
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Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 185                                
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Bugaboo Stamps- Cheer Up Buttercup
        (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
              
I nabbed this free digi from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com ) a while ago. Had even printed it off on kraft paper to enhance the vintage feeling of the image but hadn’t put it to use. The current challenge from Victorine Stamps gives me that opportunity. Used scrapbooking paper as the background, added some bright stars and a bit of chalk to brighten the image. The reason for the color scheme? I live in Wisconsin. Go Pack!
            
Entered into: 
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge
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Victorine Challenge- Fall Sports        
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Cute Card Thursday- Autumn                                                        
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Power Poppy- Krafty Coloring                                                       
   (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/09/get-krafty.html)   

I have taken so many of my rubber stamps off of the wood so that I can use them with my MISTI. Love the results, but the downside is that I don’t always remember what company made the stamps. That said, I think this sweet little guy is from Printworks. I love the simplicity of white embossing him on kraft cardstock. A little shading with my tan Tombow marker, a touch of red… and the coloring is a wrap!
                     
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stamp It                      
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stamp It       
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes                              
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept 
    (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)


16 comments:

  1. All of your cards are beautiful. Lovely designs and beautiful colors. Great job! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  2. Oh yes! That cheeky monkey has won my heart, he's totally adorable. Fabulouly CAS too Kathy! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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  3. Love the vintage feel and fall football emotions of your card. Thank you for joining us at Victorine Originals ~DT Heather

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  4. Your first creation is a work of art Kathy, it's beautiful! All your fussy cutting, diamond glazing and layering was absolutely worth the effort, the results are amazing. Although we do have these little birds around here, they don't come sit outside my windows... too many bossy lorikeets around!
    I love your little monkey card, I think he's adorable. To me, he looks like he's extra fluffy, which of course, makes him all the more huggable. I'm sure your almost-40 year old friend will love it and no doubt be cheered up by that cute little face.
    Fabulous image on the third card, I can imagine lots of footy fans would love a card like that... in their own team colours of course!
    I also love white embossing on kraft Kathy, it always looks fabulous. Your little gingerbread man is adorable. I like that you've added some shading and a touch of red to help lift him off the card. Fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  5. Fabulous cards! Such beautiful designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  6. Great take on the Victorine Originals Mood Board! Love vintage sports images and you showcased this one perfectly. Thanks for playing along at Victorine Originals.

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  7. Fabulous group of cards, Kathy. Love the CAS design with the Bugaboo Monkey image. The coloring is fabulous and the pompom is a great final touch. Thanks for joining Catch the Bug this week!

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  8. All your cards are great, but that football one is perfect for our Fall Sports challenge at Victorine Originals. Thank you for playing along!

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  9. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  10. Love your projects, thanks so much for playing along in our Sept Theme Challenge!

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  11. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  12. Your cards are all gorgeous! I do love the simplicity of the Bugaboo Birthday card with the monkey & the balloon! :) Thanks so much for playing along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug "Chin Up Buttercup" theme challenge this week! We hope you'll join us again for or new BINGO challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst DT Coordinator

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  13. You totally captured the vintage feel with the football design. What a fun card! But I have to also add that your sweet bird card is so lovely with the dimension too. Thanks for joining us again for the Power Poppy Cozy Krafty Challenge

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  14. Wow!!! Love that cutie! Perfect CAS! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  15. I can imagine the fussy cutting took a long time. But it paid off for this lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to see you again next month!
    --Heidi, design team

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  16. I LOVE that football image! What a super cool card! Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals for our mood board! ~ DT Jamie

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