Monday, May 18, 2009

Birdie in the Park

Beautiful weather, playing outside with the kids, gardening to do, spring cleaning and de-pollinating everything (anyone elses furniture have a hue of Kiwi Kiss? ) ~ I haven't had much of an opportunity to play along with many challenges lately and I think I may have lost a bit of my MOJO :( With a busy schedule I didn't get the chance to post the OCC sketch from last week (a little twist from a demo challenge as well with a bird theme), but here it is. Not how I envisioned this card turning out. Baja Breeze base is cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored in half with the fold at the top. A Walk in the Park DSP (Occasions Mini) and coordinating Basic Gray kreate my panels. I had to go back to the old fashioned pencil and stencil to cut out my ovals. I thought I did a decent job cutting until I placed my layers together ~ I think I faked it well by off setting them a bit. Never a mistake, only creative opportunities :) But I do love the ease of the Big Shot so now you know, I'll be 'needing' to get the Big Shot Ovals Originals Dies (114525) very soon :)
Cool Tip: With my oval stencils, I traced a smaller oval onto the Whisper White using my stylus to get an embossed/raised 'frame' inside my larger oval and around bird. Click on photo to enlarge for more detail. I inked up my bird from the Always set, in Baja Breeze, removed ink from the feet and used my Basic Black Marker to ink them back up again. Then using my Cameo Coral Marker I colored in a few of the flowers in the bird image. Highlighted those flowers a bit more with my 2 way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds. Surrounding my bird I used one of the small flower stamps from the Always set and inked it Versamark. Went over those flowers again with my 2 way glue pen and Dazzled some more Diamonds. Adhered my oval-ish image layer and then added some freehand dots with my White Signo Gel Pen.
Back to some more cleaning - ICK!

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Stamps: Always (113620)
Paper: A Walk in the Park DSP(115123Occasions Mini), Baja Breeze (111352), Basic Gray (108692)
Ink: Baja Breeze (111833), Cameo Coral (100074), Basic black (100082)
Accessories: Eyelet Border (113692), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Stylus (100663), White Signo Gel Pen (105021)


Mary Fish said...

So soft and pretty . . . perfect for this DP. The White Gel pen adds a lovely accent.

Patti said...

WOW Kim. This card is very complex and beautiful. I can tell you planned it out well. Fun!

Ann Schach said...

I love your ovals! They really make the bird "pop"! I am going to miss "A Walk in the Park" and Baja Breeze. (Sniffle) Another awesome card!

Jennifer Meyer said...

I agree with Mary, Kim! Your card is SO pretty and I LOVE the fun use of ovals and the white gel pen!

LOTS of hugs,
Jennifer :)