Thursday, May 22, 2008

Having some fun with my stash!

Reminder - - - don't forget my blog candy found HERE.

I really had fun "playing" last night. I just had fun with my stuff and really enjoyed my time with my favorite things, besides my donkeys of course.

First I worked on my ATC (artist trading card) for Tilda and Friends ATC challenge. I really did not end up anywhere close to where I thought I was going. I started out to use Tilda with her watering can and a bird with her. Oh the challenge this week was Birds of a feather, to use a bird or feathers somewhere on the ATC. Anyway... I somehow came up with a clothes line. Maybe it was my subconscious telling me I should be doing laundry. HA! So I cut out Tilda's shirt and created two country clothes line post all colored with Copics. The line is a piece of brown silk cording, that I tied to the post. All of this was placed on a scrap piece of Daisy D's Cloud paper. Now I needed some clothes pins and I had a great idea of those cute pink and blue plastic ones that are really tiny. I knew I had some in my stash somewhere.... found them! Then put them on top of the card and started cracking up. These Tiny clothes pins... were 1/2 the size of the card! Ok, can't use them - so I just made some with little slips of paper copic markers and a gold gel pen. The bird is from Magnolia's Spring Stamp Club. It is the smaller bird, and I cut his legs off to have him sit on the line. He too is colored with Copics and then highlighted with Sakura Glitter pens. The grass is a Rubber Tapestry grass stump. I then matted the little piece of "art" on a dark blue scrap of card stock and dotted the edges with white gel pen. Just too funny I think! Hope they like it!

Then I just made a card because I was really dying to use the image. This is one of the images that I was sent a couple of weeks back from the Tilda and Friends drawing, I colored it with Copics and white gel pen. Then I went thru my pile of scraps and pulled out anything that had the same shades in it. Ok I have a lot of pink and brown papers... then picked what went well together. I think these two papers are Basic Grey, but not for sure. I matted everything, The image I added one side of matting... don't know why it just seemed to work with only one side of the light matting. I then found a piece of pink scrap and punched it through a Martha Steward border punch. The sentiment is from Stampendous that I cut in half. Ribbon is a scrap of satin ribbon from my stash as well. I love it! And hope that the someone I send it to does to. I had FUN making it!


Have a great Thursday! I have some time today I am hoping to catch up on reading some blogs!

17 comments:

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card and ATC ! Very great work ! So cute ! I love !!!

ink'n'rubba said...

great card you made with the horseriding Tilda, and chocolate and pink too mmmmmm! Now that ATC really made me laugh, especially as it's just started raining here and I had to rush to get the washing off the line! Fabulous idea to cut out Tilda's shirt and make special clothes pegs. thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week, and making me smile! annie x

Allison said...

Neat lil' scene card...I love me a bird! And your Tilda cards are always so pretty...I haven't seen Blush DP in a long time!

Heather said...

These are both Fabulous!! Ok I have to ask where did you purchase your favorite new donkey stamp? I'm hoping it's the one with the donkey looking back. I have search the Whipper Snapper site and can not find it. Help Please.....

Suzanne said...

Your ATC is just so sweet I love the washing line. Wow the card is fab pink and brown my favourite combo and Tilda looks great on her horse. Sue :o)

leann said...

This is a seriously fantastic ATC Michelle ~ I love it!!!
Glad you had fun :)
Yummy colour combo on your card too!
Leann x

Frances said...

Love the ATC, soooo funny, bet the original pegs looked funnier!

Love the Tilda card too. I've got lots of scraps but not enough in the same colourways! loving that border punch too.

Maria Jesus said...

Love your cards, Tilda is cute!!
About the first card, yesterday was my dh's birthday and he received a card from his parents from Holland, it's not the same but with clothes hanging.Very cute!!

MJ

Patti Smith said...

Love the ATC card....I have joined up on my first ATC swap on the fiskateer board and am trying to decide what to do...nothing as fancy as you for sure...Love the Tilda on the horsey...As always love them both!!

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michelle said...

These are both fabulous great job !!

debby4000 said...

Love your ATC what a great idea. Gorgeous card too, love that stamp.

Leni said...

wonderful

Ann said...

so cute - I love the clothes line - what a brilliant fun idea.

Ann xxx

Ila said...

I love your Atc...Fabulous and the Card is Gorgeous...love the papers..image and layout!!

patty w said...

I love birds, so ya got me there!! And the Tilda image is so cute! I love the pinks and browns together!

Theresa said...

Both of these are terrific. I am loving how you did the clothes line.