Friday, August 20, 2010

Twooooofer craft project day!

Warning long post lots of babbling LOL!
Wow yesterday was crazy for me. I was able to sit down at the craft desk yesterday morning and create a beautiful card before I had a full day of errands. I can't wait till school starts so things can slow down a bit, but on the other hand I'm still getting the kids ready so more time would be nice too. Oh the fun! I only have the daughter's high-school supplies left to buy. I don't understand why they wait till the week before school starts to send out the class schedules and supply list. Grade school is so easy peasy with the supply lists right there at Walmart for K-6. Anyhooo enough rambling. The card I made was following the MMSC67 sketch. It was such a fun sketch I couldn't resist. The weeks challenge sponsor was Sugar Creek Hollow who has fabulous vintage shabby digi's my favorite. I selected the SCH barn swallow for my image and used 7 gypsies paper. A few wild orchid roses and some odds and ends embellies from my stash. I love that this card can be used for many occasions so I decided not to add a sentiment just yet till I know where it's home will be.

I loved how the swallow was perched on a branch so I drew off that inspiration and continued with a cricut cut from the Home Decor cart. covering both in glossy accent to blend. I colored my image using T!m Holtz distress inks.

My second project for the day (well it was night lol) was created while watching a Ustream show hosted by Marion Smith for Prima. She made an adorable Halloween fold-up layout box. That's what I call it not sure what she called it. I made mine with a Christmas theme and will use it to house a custom ornament for the year and give as a gift. It's such a clever little idea and can be made with only 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock. (heavier the better) I used the Retro grunge paper stack. I think I might just grab this stack for a lot of my Christmas projects~ love the grungy reds and greens. I did change up the design of the cover just a tad as I wanted both sides of the paper to show. I did not get a chance to decorate the bottom half as it was getting late and my 1 year old has yet to learn how to sleep-in! ;) 
If your still with me here Thanks this post is getting long winded.

On the Prima show Marion Atg'd the triangle pieces down where I flipped mine back up on themselves.

Thanks so much for stopping by Have a Happy Crafty Day.


Holly said...

Gorgeous Dawn! Just jaw dropping gorgeous.

Crystal said...

WOW Dawn your card is GORGEOUS and your box is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Primitive Paper said...

Good eveing my friend...this is such a sweet card and great take on the sketch. Love your embellies by the way! Thanks so much for playing our sketch this week. Our challenge would not be the same without you. Looking forward to see what you create for us in the future.

Jill W. said...

Beautiful work, I'm going to have to play to see if I can figure out how to flip it back on it's self???
If not a will be expecting a tutorial
miss ya,

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Dawn - I am glad you played this week - I would hate to have missed this darling card! What a gorgeous image - and your colouring is gorgeous! Love the flower and the twine with the heart - such a fabulous touch! Love it! Thanks for being part of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you.....and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Heide said...

Your work is Fab!

Carol said...

Dawn this is just darling. I love this bird image and your fabulous charm. What a beauty! Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Heide said...

Dawn, You asked where I got my little jar on my post of the SCH- DT.
I purchased the jar at Hobby Lobby. Not sure if you have one by you.

pam124 said...

Wow, Dawn, this is incredible!! I'm in love with your wonderful bird, flowers, musical notes and that wonderful cording/ribbon/charm treatment!! Way 2 go!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we hope you can come share your talent with us again next week!


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Dawn!
This is beautiful! Love the bird and the notes! The heart is perfect and the cornerroses looks amazing! I love this!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Denise @ kc242 said...

Dawn your bird card is soooo cute. Love the music theme. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!