Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cuttlebug challenge # 47- It's for Birds!

Oh boy! I finally got the chance to post my new project. Over the weekend, we had an special visitor. My daughter's teacher has a pet in her classroom; this cute guinea pig named Caramel. It is the cutest thing a have ever seen!. Because of the long weekend, we offered to take her home with us and relief her from the stress to stay alone in school. My children were thrilled to have her here and to take care of her..It was so much fun to see Caramel running around!

Onto the card now:

Even thought my week is already packed with school activities and meetings to attend, I manage to put some time aside today to work on a card for The Cuttlebug blog challenge for this week. This time, we have to create a card using the image of a bird. I tried to stay within the rule, so this is what I came up with.

I love this little bird image from Pink Petticoat. I wanted to try a technique called paper piecing. I love it! It does require some time because you don’t want cut out your image too much and then ruin it after you stamped or colored it. I used a soft patterned paper to print out my image. I am happy with the end result because I was able to follow the curved lines of the patterned paper and add a touch of glitter to the body of the bird.

Before I forget, Here is a brief description about the materials I used to finish my card: I used Urban Praire paper (basic grey) for my background. To make the little window,I used my nesties squares. Oh! I finally got my distress ink and I used it around the edges of my pink card stock. If you notice, I did color the small flowers with my copic markers. To follow the challenge’s rule, I used one of my favorites embossing folders ~ Swiss dots!

Here is a closer look!
I colored the clouds with a sponge.. this technique is very easy to do. Hope you can try it too!

I didn’t have a sketch to work with, so I decided draw my own idea and vision for this card. So here it is my little drawing too! If you have a question, please write it in my cbox.
Come back again! There will be more to see…

Hope you are having a terrific day....Thanks for stopping by!



Anonymous said...

Silvia,beautiful card and sketch! I love the idea to use patterned paper to print out the image. Way to go!!!