"The Scarlet Macaw needs to be rainbow coloured, because just scarlet borings me out. This bird is sitting on a ruffly branch, 'cause I didn't want ut just straight. There are rocks, too, 'cause Daddy likes rocks. And flowers. With jewels in the middles. And I drew the sky, in different shades of blue. Mommy cut out Tikki for me, because I was busy cutting out rocks. And the best part is, it says 'Happy Bird-day' inside - get it?!"
Sorry for the crappy photo yet again...as you can see in the most recent posts, my new old house is still nowhere near done, which means we've still got crappy lighting to deal with! Anyway, back to the important stuff: You can't see it much in the photo, but the angel's wings are glittered, as well as the leaf, stem & cherries, and both pins feature some rhinestone accents. Just purely fun, and they honestly took me all of about 5 minutes; 15 if you count drying time for the glue! (But if you're planning on using them on something, I'd wait at least a full day before I attached them, just to be sure!) For the record, the angel pin is ivory with grey tones for shading, and the cherry pin is actually a blue background (BasicGrey Lemonade blue, to be exact).
Make sure you check out the other blingtastic babes & their work this week!
Well, here's another slip-it-in-at-the-last-minute challenge card, for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #18! I'm still in Melita, and have no ribbon here (duh! How could I forget to pack that?!) and so, the Scor-Pal lines will have to do. This card is one that I'm not totally thrilled with...but it's still cute (I think...)
I thought that the piece on the front was the perfect spot for a little 'secret' pull tab; just made it a wee bit more fun!
Ok, so her ears are a little screwy, but hey, I never said I could draw! (LOL) I also added in her tail & boots; all added items are shiny & sparkly, thanks to the Copic Spica pens! She's been put on a handmade notebook; if anyone cares to know how I made it, I might consider doing a tutorial in the future.
You can't see it very well, but there's a strip of black glittery cardstock, punched with a border punch that's placed behind her, just for a little extra 'somethin-somethin'. The notebook itself uses my pleather that I found in the remnant bin the other day - WOO HOO! (Which reminds me - I need to get my butt back to the fabric store tomorrow to see if they have more!)
Anyway, lots of sparkle was added here...can't see it really, but the fat horizontal strips are blue, then the outside frame is purple, followed by a pink inside frame. The two little corner strips are green, and the same green was added to Cosmobella's martini. (Cosmo? Whatever.)
The Good News:
Guess what?! I'm Miss February for Bombshell Stamps!!! I know...it's a LONG time to wait...but considering it was my very first DT application EVER, it's cool that I managed to get on the team at all! I've been doing the happy dance since I found out...and am so very thrilled!
(The Bad News:)
On the downer side, I applied for The Greeting Farm's Fall Gardener Call... and didn't make it. Oh well... In November-ish there will be another call...and I'll try again then! For the application, they wanted one of your submissions to use a 'Circus' theme. I always think PT Barnum when I think Circus, which most often leads me to think about his FeeGee Mermaid (you know, the one that turned out to be the top half of a mummified monkey sewn to the tail end of a mummified fish. Ew.)... Anyway, I thought I'd make a cuter, not so gross version of a Mermaid Tank, especially since the TGF Mermaid Anya stamp is Emily's favorite... Here it is:
So... what we all know remains true: I'm a terrible photographer. At least, for now. (Come on boys, GET MY HOUSE DONE!) Other than that, I'm really happy with how my Mermaid Tank turned out! I got a wooden shadow box (roughly 5X5) at Dollarama, and painted it all up - which I think turned out decent, considering I am by no means a painter! Then I added some sand in the bottom & some skittles (aka dew drops)...and a couple skittles attached to the glass for air bubbles. I put a coat of Mod Podge on the glass to make it look wet, and I think it did a pretty good job of achieving that effect. Mermaid Anya is up on pop-dots, too - I didn't want to fiddle with string/fishing line/whatever. There are also a couple pearls in her hair & she is coloured with Copic Sketch & Atyou Spica pens. The little plaque is actually done using the SU! Modern Label punch. I punched a piece of black CS, painted it gold, and while it was still wet, I 'engraved' the letters. If I had nicer writing, this would have looked better, but I'm going to be taking this one off & putting something else on there before I give it to Em anyway. Last but not least, I added some peel-off stickers to the corners, to give the tank that elaborate gilted look... I guess it's not 'Circus-y' enough for TGF, but I sure am proud of it!
(Oh yeah, and Congrats to the folks that did make it... Can't wait to see what you did!)
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to stop by & check out what I've been up to; I'll be back a little later in the week with 2 or 3 Sketch Challenge entries, and a box or a bag.
This sketch was perfect for this girl... This time I used the Glaze pen on her outfit as well as her shoes... put a dew drop on her cherry.... added some Stickle to the circle...some luscious red satin ribbon....some Cuttlebug embossing...and of course, a little bit of leopard print!
Voila - my 'sexy' stash is growing nicely... And I promise, there will be more girls soon - they should be here Tuesday-ish! (Yay!)
Here's Ms. Emily, running around at the farm, taking pictures of herself. That'd be the combine in the background...she was 'helping' daddy get it ready to go. It was CRAZY windy out; her hair isn't always such a mess!!!!! (lol)
Well.....that's it for today, folks.
I just punched various circles out of the shiny paper, and stuck them down randomly...added a KaiserCraft flower to her hair band, and some KaiserCraft rhinestones to finish it up - all on a plain black base. OooooOOOooo, shiny!
I think I'm off on an adventure today - need to go see how the reno is going....and to swap cars. Apparently there's a recall on the Jetta, and the cruise control is pooched till the recall is fixed....so that's resulting in a royal pain for me! (3 hours round trip to get the Jetta - then 5 hours round trip to get it fixed - plus however long it takes for the actual repair....and then another 3 hours to get MY car back! Grrrr!)
Peace out, dudes!!
The patterned papers are out of a big ass K & Co box that was on clearance at Mike's last summer - and this is the first time I've ever used anything out of it! (Actually, there were 3 boxes...but that's a whole 'nother story!) Anyway, I just sort of plunked a couple strips down on the kraft base, added some Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks, and stamped/wrote the sentiment on the bottom (which, btw, says: "Let's Go Rock the Farm!")... Who knows what's going to become of this card... It's probably going to go to Scotty at some point!
I paper pieced Anya using the same paper as the background stuff...added a bit of Copic Sketch, Atyou Spica, and Sharpie markers...a dab here & there with the white gel pen... and two coppery-looking brads. Oh, and a bit more Distress ink on the edges, just to dirty it up a bit!
TA-DAAAA! There, country. Blue & Brown. I did it. Whew, I think I need me a nap now - That was freakin' tough!!!!!!
See that zebra print ribbon? It used to be white, but the Bics fixed that! Also, you can't really see them, but there are 3 stars stamped in lime & clear embossed up the right-hand side. The border on the bottom has some lime green glitter to accent it, too - YAY for sparkles! (And now Lily is glittery, too...damn, that stuff just gets every-freakin'-where!)
That's it for today, folks -
(because I'm too lazy to make a second whole post)
today's a double-header - I also (finally) finished the FARM FRESH FRIDAY for The Greeting Farm! (WOOOO HOOOOO!)