Thursday, June 26, 2008

For The Birds

Today's challenge on SCS is to use birds. Birds are so popular right now - especially owls - so I came up with these 2 projects:
I used the bird stamp from Inkadinkado for this card. The main image was stamped on Basic Grey paper and colored with Copics. I used lots of layers of paper scraps that were in my scrap bin and sewed them together with my sewing machine. I forgot how nice the machine sewn edges look!!

My favorite part of the card is the layer of Mica. The studio that I work in makes lampshades out of mica, so there are boxes of scraps waiting for a use! I brought some home and separated the layers to make it a little more transparant, then trimmed it down on my rotary trimmer. I punched holes in the corners with my crop-a-dile and attached it to another layer with the screw brads. I like the way you can see through the mica to the patterned paper underneath. It was really easy to cut down and manipulate, so I'm definately going to bring more home to play with. I'll also check with my boss to see if he is willing to part with some of the scraps.... so if anyone is interested in some Mica scraps let me know.


The second project was just quickly put together. It's a little key chain for someone moving into a new apartment of house. It's made with a 4x4 coaster cut in half. It was covered with patterned paper, then distressed. The main image was stamped on white, colored with copics and trimmed to fit.



Let me know what you think!

23 comments:

Tiffany said...

This card is very cool! I love the brads that look like screws. All your little details really make this card gorgeous. Nice job!!

Have a great day!

catdidit said...

What an awesome card! Love all the details, especially the mica! I worked with that a looong time ago, made a little candle holder. I'd love to have some scraps of it...does this show you my email address? Ill check back later too.

What a cute idea for a keychain too. You have such neat ideas! And then have the talent to make them wonderful creations.

Marie Cramp said...

That is a fantastic card. I love the earth tones. Cute owl :)

Marie
scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Pam said...

The first card is just awesome. The mica does add great texture and color, I wish it showed better on the scan. i would love some scraps, it is something I love to use but seem to never have when I want it!

Pam

Nicole Steele said...

Love the card and the keychain is such a clever idea! I just saw that Inkadinkadoo stamp set today and really liked the owl in it. As for the mica...I'd LOVE some! When you wrote that your work had scraps of it, I thought, "I wonder if she could use some as blog candy? I love mica!" Then you asked if anyone was interested in getting some, if possible. So count me in as a yes!

inkedx2 said...

Love the mica. I would like to have some to play with!

Robbie

Angie W said...

I love your card!! The colors are awesome and like you my fav part is the mica. If your boss is kosher with getting rid of the scraps, I would love to get on the list. My email is Awaren6@comcast.net
Thanks for sharing!
Angie

Dawny P said...

These are both just fab and I love the sentiment - ha xxxx. I love owls - we breed birds of prey here in the UK - and I am glad they are quite trendy at the moment xx

4Hounds said...

Hey, girl---how are you?!?! It's been way too long since I've left a comment for you---these are both so adorable! (Like everything you create!) I love the look of the image stamped on colored paper and then colored in---you've inspired me to try it! You always have such imaginitive, fun ideas, and the mica is no exception! If you have a spare scrap or two of mica, I'd love to play too. (And I'll just have to send you a little goodie in return as a thank-you.) We all think you rock, ya' know that?!?!
Have a great day, hon'!! Hugs to you! Pam (4Hounds)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oooh -- love the keychain idea!! Awesome, awesome!

Beth Norman said...

Goodness gracious, what a stunning card!

Sue at StampnDaly said...

This card is very cool!! I would love some mica scraps.

Vicky Gould said...

So glad I subscribe to your blog so I could see these! Both are absolutely perfect for the challenge, Michele. Love them!

Rhonda said...

GREAT card. I love it. The colors are so cool and mellow. And the Owl, how cute is he.
Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

I so Love both of these, I love how they work so well for both sexes! That Mica is so neat, gives a great touch to the card. Love the second one too, our friends just moved and I love this idea for a new home card!

{stampininthesun} said...

Beautiful shading on the owl!!

Anonymous said...

Great card. Love the saying. I might have to do a similar one for my husband's birthday coming up in Aug. TFS. Would love to have some of the mica scraps. Thanks.
JoAnn scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Cathy Green said...

What a great card! And yes, I'd love some mica scraps to play with, too. Thanks for offering.

Cathy Green

Tammi said...

Your cards are always beautiful and well put together. I too would love some mica scraps how can I let you know where to send them? Bet your sorry you offered from the looks of the request. But, hey free mica! Thank you for sharing.
tamaraclapper@comcast.net

Emily said...

I love both your owl projects. I just bought that stamp set this week. I can't wait to play with them. I know a bunch of gals have asked for mica, so if you still want to share I would love some. Thanks for your generosity.
Lora

loralee@schoederfamily.com

Melanie said...

very fun idea with the keychain!

zcdl said...

That is a beautiful card :)

Diane said...

That set is adorable and you've done great things with it. The Other Diane

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