Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Heather's Share Your Spark Challenge

Each Friday, Heather Meeson, Designer/Instructor/Photographer extraordinaire of the A Muse Creative Team, posts a Share Your Spark Friday Challenge on her blog, one little spark. These are some awesome and creative challenges and I look in at them every Friday. Unfortunately, stamping time has been limited to "must dos" lately and I have not been able to play along. One of my Goals this year, was to try to stick to purchasing items that I can use on DT projects or in my A Muse classes. Now don't think me too noble, I can really manipulate and justify plenty of purchases. I did have a moment of weakness when I enter my lss, Once Upon a Scrapbook, and saw this new to me line of stamps, Great Impressions! This sweet little flourish and oh so cute owl image were just too much for me to resist (not to mention the flourish was the "stamp of the month" and an additional 40% off)! I have mentioned before that my very most favorite technique of all times was paper piecing- and guess what Heathers Share Your Spark was last Friday- to create something using an image or sentiment that you have cut out!!!! This was too good to resist and I MADE time for fun stamping! I teamed my new stamps with my new Bittersweet PP from Basic Gray and another favorite kraft CS. The kraft cs was stamped using Boudoir Blush Palette ink. Next I stamped the flourish image on 2 different design of the PP and cut and glued some random little hearts. Finally, I went over a couple of the flourishes with my Sakura glue pen and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I added a strip of Bittersweet PP to a Regal Rose mat and tied a piece of bright pink May Arts ribbon. For the focal image, I stamped the owl outline on a piece of the PP but only colored in the hearts. I then stamped the owl again and colored with Copic markers. I then cut the owl out and adhered him to the outline owl with foam dimensionals. Isn't he cute! Be sure to check out Heather's blog this Friday for another super Share Your Spark Friday challenge. Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers! Take care!

14 comments:

Elena said...

I really love that flourish; it is so, so, so pretty!

Heather said...

Oh my, it's so pink and cute and has an owl on it! (I love owls!) Absolutely adorable! (And love the flourish too!) So glad you were able to play along this week, Beth!

shel9999 said...

SO cute, Beth! I love the little cut out owl!!

smiln60 said...

Oh Beth, it's just beautiful. I think it may be my favorite of all time....call me sometime!

Laura said...

Super cute! Love the color combos.

Cheryl KVD said...

Wow, what a fabulous card!! The flourishes are so cute and I love the details!!

Bethany Paull said...

Love all that sparkly, swirly goodness!

Rose Ann said...

Your little owl is so cute, Beth!! I love all of the hearts and sparkle too!!

Glenda said...

Love your background and the owl is terrific! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I haven't been looking at blogs for awhile...but today I'm so glad I did...It is so beautiful Beth..The owl is so simple, but the way you designed it is totally awesome! Big Kuddo! ! ! ! - Dianne

Glenda said...

Have posted an award for you on my blog... hope you are having a great day.

Jill said...

Such a sweet card. I hope you are doing well...

Jennifer Scull said...

that little owl is just adorable!!! I hadn't seen the new BG paper as I've been out of commission a bit lately ( I know, major GASP here to miss out on BG!!), so I am really WOW'ed by your card! :) love it!

sandi7753 said...

I love this card. I was in your Huntsville class and need to order two brown markers. What colors do you recommend.