thanks goes out to the get sketchy blog for inviting me to participate in this week's sketch. as you can see, i took the sketch and flipped it on its side to create a scalloped grassy hill for the house to sit on. if you haven't yet, be sure to check out their blog today to see what the design team did with this week's sketch.
this is something i've wanted to do for a while - send off a bunch of cards to operation write home. or in my case operation use up as many of my supplies before summer 2011 so i don't have to move all of them to west point [maybe] or fort leavenworth [probably]. so over spring break i went thru the growing stack of cards that i've made over the past few years and pulled out a bunch to send to operation write home. then i got to work on some new ones - used up a few scraps and a bunch of cardstock. the goal for my next round of cards is to use up a bunch of prima flowers - you know how many flowers are in a jar. it could take a while to make a dent in them.
paper:scraps of scenic route, ki memories & basicgrey; cardstock: prism; stamp: unity stamp company [shine on! set];ink: tsukineko[black tuxedo/memento dye ink]; markers: copic.
i have a ton of scraps in a box that i don't want to just throw out - so this week i've been trying to use them up instead of adding to the pile. i have been fairly successful so far. everything here - except for the frame - was either from my pile of scraps, or i've had it for at least a couple of years. i made the birdies body from some old chipboard flower petal pieces and his beak is an orange photo turn. it actually took a while to figure out what to do with his beak. when i was getting out a brad for his i eye i stumbled upon a bunch of photo turns and luckily i had an orange one that was the perfect size.
paper:studio calico [jelly beans & verde], basicgrey, [lemon meringue pie/nook & pantry collection], [page from old dictionary]; sticker: k & company [grass border/actopus to zelephant adhesive borders]; metal: queen & company [blue brad & orange photo turn], darice [20 gauge copper wire]; embroidery floss: the gentle arts [california gold rush/sampler threads];other: [yellow buttons], michael's [frame].
it's the holiday season in the world of paper crafting publications. so last week i put together a few new cards. i have a hard time coming up with ideas when it's out of season - especially this last week with the unseasonably warm weather we had. i mean 87 degrees in april in the northeast is just wrong.
and here's the bunny card that ended up in the march issue of scrapbook trends magazine. you know those flat wood shapes they sell at the craft store for like 50cents -- well i traced one of those on to cardstock to make the card base. if i remember correctly the bunny stands about 5" tall.