Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Challenge You -- Bird Theme

Welcome to week #2 of "I Challenge You." I chose birds as our theme for this week's challenge.  Here are my creations...
Card # 1
Not sure if anyone else has this problem....but when I first start a "challenge" I feel a bit paralyzed. So many ideas running through my head --- where do I start --- what do I use first --- will I have time to get them all done --- etc. etc. etc.  Well this card was a product of my "brain freeze" and I'm still not sure if I should keep it or pitch it in the trash can.  My daughter likes it, and can't understand why I'm not sure what to do with it. It's my least favorite of all the ones I made -- but I was in "trying to get started" mode.
  • Old Music
  • Provo Craft Flower Die Cuts
  • Martha Stewart Bird Stamp
  • Martha Stewart Lace punch
  • Crayola markers
  • Misc. ink and cardstock 
 Card #2

This one doesn't exactly have a bird in the picture (unless you count the little ones on the embossed background)--- just it's nest and eggs.
  • Birds and Blooms embossing folder
  • Circle/Scallop Nestabilities
  • Crayola markers
  • Clip art from here
  • Sentiment from here 
Card #3
This card is very simple and went together in minutes
  • Digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil -here
  • Crayola Markers
  • Circle/Scallop Nestabilities
  • Wide fabric ribbon
  • Textile embossing folder
 Card # 4
These last three cards are my favorites!  This one shouts "SPRING" to me -- it'll be here before I know it! 
  • Owl Garden Clear Stamps Set
  • Chalks
  • Circle/Scallop Nestabilites
  • Birds/Blooms Embossing Folder
  • Organic Borders Embossing Borders
  • Dew Drops
  • Paper Piercer
  • Scallop Scissors
Card #5
This card is for a very good friend of ours who had a birthday this month.  He likes eagles (decorates his study in them) -- I searched around till I found an eagle image I liked and created the card around that.  
  • Image from here (the eagle is cut out and popped with dimensionals)
  • Crayola Markers
  • Chalks
  • Circle/Scallop Nestabilities
  • Sentiment printed on my computer
  • The Amazing Changing Forest Stamp Set -- (The Nature Company)
  • Misc. Inks/Cardstock
 Card #6 -- My favorite one of all -- I really like how it turned out with the bird/sentiment popped up, and the butterflies wings folded to look like they are really flying. 

  • Flights of Fancy Stamps (Tim Holtz)
  • Small Butterfly Stamp (Stamp Craft)
  • Chalks
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark
 Now go to my friends blog (here) to see what she has created in the Bird Theme.
As always -- feel free to join the fun by leaving a comment on either of our blogs with a link to your bird creations!
Come back next Wednesday to see a new challenge.


Christa said...

These are just so lovely!! (And I know who that eagle card is for - he's going to LOVE it!)

First of all, thank you so much for introducing me to two new clip art sites. I'm ecstatic and can't wait to explore them! :)

Card #1 is lovely! I'm thinking it would even be cute as a decorative house (like the ME one I made for you).

Card #2 -- I LOVE that nest! Our Daily Bread just came out with a stamp set that includes a nest, and I wanted something similar (even looked for it last night). This is almost exactly like theirs!

Card #3 -- How sweet! That paper is the perfect choice to go with that darling image. (That's another one I haven't used yet ...)

Card #4 -- The colors are beautiful, and I love those flowers! Did you just cut "into" scallop circles? It almost looks like you cut in an angle??

Card #5 -- Absolutely perfect! I didn't see the potential in that clip art image, but you've done it justice!! It's so perfectly masculine, and I always struggle with that.

Card #6 -- I love those colors and how you shaded everything to blend together. Those little butterflies add just enough color that I had to look twice to see that those "flowers" were the ones from the stamp set!

Thanks again for a wonderful challenge. This is so much fun, and I've already gotten lots of good ideas out of it! :)

Esther Asbury said...

Yes, the flowers on card #4 are the smallest scallop cut into at every other indent (and the last one in the middle scallop).