July 22, 2011

Feeding Birds

Lori is having great challenges this month over at the Apron Strings blog. I got back from a 2 week vacation last weekend so this is my first try at the challenges... I have not been up to speed on my crafting & blogging because work is getting in the way ;)

Anyway, this LO is for the Out With the Old, In With the New Day 13 Challenge: use your oldest kit with the scariest (to you) embellishment in it and combine it with a new embellishment or paper that has no "scare factor". Nothing scares me more than chipboard, so that little bird down there is very scary to me. To get around the "scare factor" I decided to try something different and colored it with Sakura gel pens which are my go to for scary assignments (like stamps).
I used the Smaller than a Breadbox April '11 kit: My Little Shoebox Home Tweet Home papers, Bazzill Carob Cream cardstock, Button Galore Cocoa Matte Buttons, American Crafts Sheer ribbon. The alphas (unknown) I won at Apron Strings' birthday bash, the white Bazzill cardstock was from my stash. I cut the oval pictures with a Coluzzle template and the corner one with my WRMK magnetic circle cutter. Adhesive: GlueArts, GlueDots, Scrapbook Adhesives. Sakura gel pens, Bic marker. Eyelets from Eyelet Outlet & Brads.

Plus, we have a guest Sketch Artist over at the Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog this month! Her name is Charlotte AKA Suepup and she creates beautiful Sketches! Check out her feature here. I played with sketch #3, but I did not finish it in time to send it to Ali, so you just get to see it here.

I hope you can play with Charlotte's sketch too! Don't forget to share it at Sketches: Creatively Yours!
Thanks for stopping by!


Teddra said...

Nice job cutting your pictures into shapes! Very colorful!

Ali said...

Gorgeous work Patchi! :)

Lori said...

Nice job. I think people are afraid of chipboard because it's hard to know how to cover. The last time I did a small piece I colored it with a marker and added diamond glaze. Boom. Done. Way to deal with your chipboard fear!