12/28/08

Flaunt It!

I purchased this set called "Hey Chick" from Unity stamps a couple of months ago and have left them on my desk for a moment of play time.

I have also had Sketch Challenge #205 from SCS laying on my desk for a couple of weeks. I had 1/2 the card done but not the final bird image. I worked on it last night and it drove me nuts, I just could not find the right 'fit' for the image, colors, etc. The layout was easy; I was following SC205, but sheesh, never knew the main image could be so difficult. LOL

I haven't been feeling great today, but after catching up on some laundry I headed back downstairs to try and defeat the beast. HA!

I stamped the main image 3 times in Brilliance Coffee Bean on SU! Whisper White; I colored one completely; I colored the entire tail on the 2nd one and then just the smaller portion of the tail on the 3rd image. I pulled the colors for the bird from the DP by My Mind's Eye; these were some scraps I had left over. The base card is SU! Purely Pomegranate; all DP and card stock were edged with SU! Close to Cocoa and SU! Chocolate Chip. All coloring was done using Sketch Copics.

As you can see the base of each piece of the tail is adhered to the bird, but the 'feathers' are popped up on the 2nd and 3rd layers. Hopefully you can see that from this picture. Here's the full card:

I'm going to send this card to our oldest daughter's drama and music teacher; the inside says "if you've got it flaunt it!" - because I felt the drama presentations and music presentations for Christmas were OUTSTANDING! This is her first year to teach drama so both the kids and she have learned so much - I was very impressed. Our daughter said the teacher would get a kick out of the card, so hopefully that holds true and she doesn't think I'm a mom off my rocker!

Hope you each had a fabulous Christmas; I head back to work tomorrow and I'll admit...I'm not too anxious to head back. I had Friday off and just enjoyed a really long weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, ~M.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love ya, BFF

Lastel said...

What a cute card , I bet she will love it !