I LOVE the Magnolia Vs. Stampavie challenge site! I am sooo happy with the new changes and I hope everyone feels the same way. A perfect combination of images! This week Donna has a great sketch. Really love the longer shape. I had to step out of the box.. LOL no pun intend with my square cards!
Oh and BTW - the prize this week - you ain't gonna believe it! A set of Copic Markers! Yes you read that right - a set of 12 Copic Makers!!! Go and check it out really!
For my card today I was dying to use my new Sizzix die. It is one of the longer die plates. I cut it twice once with the brown card stock and the second time with the light green. Then I cut out all of the leaves and attached them to the branches. Took some time, but LOVE how it looks!
I had picked one of Rachelle Anne Millers animal images, the owls were perfect for the branches! I colored them with my copics including the background color. Matted them with the same brown as the branch card stock, then I used a piece of scrap white and cut the scallops with my new Martha Stewart punch...darn can't remember the name at the moment! I inked the edges with brown to give them a shadow look.
The base for the card is a light blue card from American Crafts, thought it matched the owl background pretty well. I layed the branches out to follow the image, and the sketch. Then added one more branch to the top of the image. I highlighted with white gel pen and my Copics. The sentiment "Friend" is also cut with a Sizzix die. I don't have many sizzix dies, but fell in love with some of the new stuff when I saw them at the Expo last month, and the price was good then too - wink wink. So I have a few new ones to use. I stitched the edge of the card with my white gel pen and then wanted to add more doodles on the card. So in the same pattern as the image I hand drew in the... I'll call them sparkles? What ever they are I drew them in and like them. Hubby wanted me to put bling on them... he loves the glitter on the cards. But I didn't think this card needed it. I liked it just as it is. I hope you like it too.
You must really go and look at the other DT cards and give the sketch a try this week. There is so much you can do with it! I think I may do another card with it but a fancy ribbon across it.
I have to really run today! LATE night last night at my crop, gotta go have breakfast with the gang and then head straight back over to The Scrapbook Haus for a class! I am teaching the tea bag folding card that I showed a while back.... Have a great Sunday!
Oh and one more thing - My nephew is starting to get a few cards already! I can't tell you how much he loves them! It means so much to me that so many of you would take time and send him a card during this time, he really is getting excited to see what is in the mail each day. (In case you don't know what I am talking about you can see my post HERE, the bottom of the post is the information about him and his surgery) I just wish I could let you hear him giggle when he gets an envelope!
Thanks again soooo much!