Monday, May 26, 2014

Birthday x 3

I know it's been a long time since I posted but we finally have some nice weather. It's amazing how busy you get outside once we can shed our Canadian Winter layers. The farmers are trying to get the seeding done in the fields after a wet Spring. We are just finishing up putting the garden in. And let the mowing and yard work begin. Not to mention the Spring cleaning going on inside the house. But it is nice to enjoy the warm sunshine.
My niece has triplets for siblings. I know I've already posted a card I made for their Mom and this is what I made for Brynn's birthday, one of the triplets. There are 2 boys and a girl, and the boys are identical. (I did make something for the boys too, but that will be a separate post).
For Brynn I made a pop up box. I followed the instructions in this YouTube video. I do not have a Scor-Pal so I replaced my cutting blade with a scoring blade in my paper cutter and used the same measurements. My bubbles and shell dp's were from my stash. The diecut dolphin, shells, waves and bubbles were Silhouette cut files. I wish I had taken a picture of my dies before I put them on the box because they can be hard to see in the picture. I used Stickles to embellish the shells and the waves. I attached the bubbles to strips of polka dotted acetate. The clear that I had was just too flimsy, the only plastic I had strong enough to hold the cardstock bubbles and still give a nice bit of movement when you open the box was the dotted, heavier stuff. Works in a pinch but I'll be on the lookout for some heavier clear stuff.
My mermaid is an image called Oceana and Nigel from Lacy Sunshine digis. I colored her using my Prismacolor pencils and highlighted with a white gel pen. I used some Liquid Pearls for her hair too. I love the way it turned out, especially when closed and there is no hint of all the lovely treasures hidden inside. But it took me a long, long time to make. I am very slow when I am making something the first time and all the embellishments take a long time too. It will be a while before I tackle another one. But my memory is short, lol, so it may not be too long after all.
Closed, all goodies tucked inside.
 The finished product, open.       
  Close up of  Oceana and Nigel.
   A pic of my layers and embellies.
I'd like to share at:
Flat Friends Challenge dies and/or punches, closes June 1,
The Squirrel and the Fox for the girls, closes June 1,
Whimsy Stamps two or more diecuts, closes June 4,
Open-Minded Crafting Fun fairy tale or fantasy, closes June 7,
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog dies and/or punches, closes June 8 **Winner Guest Sunshine Girl!**

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hillbilly Music

We went to a true country birthday party. One of the girls on my ball team turned 50 and held her party at her farm, in the shop. It rained all day so the country roads were very muddy. At least the shop was heated. Figured this might explain the images I've used.
My images were from Digi Doodle Shop which is sadly no longer open. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils. Some faux stitching around both the outside and inside of the card for the frames. And I used Kraft cardstock as my card base. The big flower is a Silhouette cut file I used dp's for and distressed. The little flowers were from my stash. Brads make up the flower centers. The sentiments and musical notes were all created by me in my Silhouette program and run through the printer. The hat on the jug player is colored to look like a Saskatchewan Roughriders ball cap, our Canadian Football League team and Sharon is a big fan, as are almost all the people that live in Saskatchewan. It was a lot of coloring, but I'm really pleased with my "custom" project.

I'd like to share my card at:
Aud Sentiments Challenge birthday sentiment, closes May 6,
Crafty Sentiments anything goes, closes May 6,
Seize the Birthday anything goes birthday, closes May 6,
Quirky Crafts starts with s (song, sentiment, stitching), closes May 10,
Crafty Boots milestone birthday, closes May 11,
Oldie but a Goodie hats, my dp's and brads are all older than 6 mos, closes May 13,
Eclectic Ellapu birthday, closes May 17