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!