Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rolodex Swap - Birds

This month I am hosting a swap on my All Things Tim Yahoo group again for rolodex cards. I decided that this months theme would be Birds. I love birds and it's just the right time of year when they all start chirping and hanging out at the bird bath. For this month, I decided to use one of my favorite stamps, it's a big eyed owl by Hero Arts. I just love it and haven't had a chance to use it so I decided this was the time. It's not a Tim stamp but everything else on the card is made from Tim items, so I figured it would be ok to use one stamp that wasn't :) 
I created this lovely by stamping the owl onto card stock with archival black and coloring it in using a combo of distress stain (fired brick) and distress ink pad (barn door)
I also used my distress marker on the leaves and blended them with the blender tool. I added gems to the owls eyes.
I colored the background with distress stains and stamped a Tim Holtz music sheet to layer it a little. I then dotted that with a few other colors of stains to the right hand side of my card. For the flower I used a big punch to cut the Glassine backing flower, for the other flower I used Tim's tattered floral strip die. I cut it out of cardstock and then used distress stain in mustard seed to stain it yellow. 
For the ribbon, I used Pine Needles distress stain to make it a green color and added the chotski pin and feather charm. The word "Peace" is from Tim's Chit-Chat sticker pack.

I am also entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week. The challenge was anything goes, so you could enter any project. I really like these challenges they definitely keep me and my art moving and Simon Says Stamp is so generous with their 50.00 prize to one lucky winner.




9 comments:

  1. Great job, Claudine! Very creative, and I love the bright colors and the special things you did with the flower!

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  2. Very cute - love the bright summer colors!

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  3. This is just adorable! I love these rolodex creations.

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  4. Hoo! Hoo! Love your spin on this and also the white stitching is verrrrrry cool, Claudine!

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  5. I love the strong colors and textures in your card. It's got a kind of retro feel, but with a modern twist. Blessings!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from SSS and S, love the owl and the colors that you have used, fabby Hugs and good luck, Terry xxxx

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  7. Cool size...love the Rolodex look! Your colors are so bright and fun, and that little whooty is so cute!!! Fun Claudine!!!!!

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  8. WOW Claudine these are amazing!!! I can't wait to play next month I knew I couldn't get them to you on time this month.

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