Friday, October 2, 2015

You're Spectacular


Good morning!  It's time for From the Heart Stamps October Blog Hop; our them this month is "Meet the Design Team"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT, plus interesting facts and tips!


As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from Faith's store.  Additionally, we have a "Scavenger Hunt" game with some prizes on the FTHS blog. 

If you have arrived from the From the Heart Stamps blog you are in the right place...I am first stop on the hop today!  We were to choose our favorite image and favorite technique for today's card.  While it is very hard to pick an overall "favorite" image, I went with the newest Birdbrain because it seems that each one that comes out is my new favorite!  My favorite techniques are Magic Pencil and using loose glitter.  Love the stuff...it just makes me happy!  It doesn't matter that gets everywhere...including my face...I just love the sparkly goodness!  Here's my card:


I thought of this fun patterned paper I had bought, but not yet used, when I saw this image...I knew it would be perfect!  I've colored the image with pencils and added red glitter and Swarovski flatbacks to the glasses, along with white glitter to her eyelids and spots on her tummy.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and modified it a bit; it's flipped, the center panel is tilted, and I've placed the center element to the left to better accommodate the sentiment.  I've embellished simply with some mesh and a button.  I love how bright and cheery this turned out...I think it will go to my daughter.

Image: FTHS "Spectacular Birdbrain" Digital Set (Fundraiser set, currently unavailable in store.)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Summer Sun, PTI Dark Chocolate, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitter in "Cherry Popsicle" and "Sugar Cube", Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Smokey Topaz", PTI Pure Poppy Button, DMC Floss, Brown Mesh
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Scor-Pal, Foam Tape

Here are some fun questions for the "Meet the Design Team" portion of the hop!

What is something about you that none of the other team members know?
I have "twin toes", meaning my 2nd and 3rd toes are almost completely conjoined on both feet.  Strange, but true!

*"Webbed toes is the common name for syndactyly affecting the feet.  It is characterised by the fusion of two or more digits of the feet.  This is normal in many birds, such as ducks; amphibians, such as frogs; and mammals, such as kangaroos.

Who is the last person you sent a card to?
A member of the Secret Sister Swap I'm in.

Describe your crafting space.
Cluttered!  I have a beautiful studio with skylights, but I prefer to use the dining room table since I can still be close to my family.  From time to time (usually when there is zero table space left) I tidy up but as soon as I make a card it is a mess again!

Why do you like to make handmade cards?
I like the sense of accomplishment when I finish (that is, if it turns out!)...it's a mini piece of art.

What is your best coloring tip?
Plan your card before you start; choose your papers and embellishments and color the image to coordinate.  Also, if it isn't turning out it's okay to throw it away...it's only paper!

What is a good tip for printing digital images?
Resize!  That is what is so awesome about digis...you can tailor them to your project, whatever the size may be.  If in doubt about the size, print it on a used piece of copy paper so you don't waste cardstock.

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to check out her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Monday, October 5th at 6:00 a.m.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, October 7th.

Challenges entered:

Clear it Out Challenge: Theme: Things With Wings Stash: Glitter (yay!)
Crafting With an Attitude: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: Lots of Layers 
Mod Squad Challenge: Anything With Wings
Southern Girls Challenge: Whimsical, Cute, and/or Fun 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch



Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

53 comments:

Denise Goeldner said...

Adorable card, love the magic pencil technique & all the glitter added, the dp's are perfect with the birdbrain image, love it xx

Intruderlady said...

Such a cute card. Love the background and I am also a Birdbrain lover. It's hard to choose a favorite image. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Kitty

Kathy S said...

Great paper Angela and the glitter really adds to the overall fun of it. Great to be on the FTHS Team with you!

Jo said...

Lol @ sparkly goodness! haha. I find it hard to choose an overall favourite BB too. :)
Your card is as spectacular as the BB itself, the papers are spot on, and love your sparkly goodness touches too.
Jo xx

libleycraftsblog.com said...

Fab card Angela! Loving the sparkle and the cool background paper :-)

Kathy said...

I love the glasses, very Sally Jesse Raphael (do you remember her, I always loved her red glasses). Beautifully colored and the paper is perfect!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Such a fun image, and you have colored it and embellished it beautifully!

Doni High said...

Birdbrain has never looked better! Love all the bright happy colors.

Marsha said...

The BG paper is so great with this image.
Fun bloghop.

Dee Earnshaw said...

This image is so cool. LOVE the crazy, bold paper you have used behind it and the lovely sparkle:)

Faith S. said...

Hi Angela, it was so interesting to read your post and learn more about you! We share the same reason for card making...I tried scrapbooking, but that felt like an endless chore...a finished card IS a mini piece of art, and I am sure all of your recipients love your cards!! It always feels great to finish a card! Your card is so cute, I bet it really sparkles in person, and that paper is perfect! Wow! Thanks for being a part of our team!!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Angela. LOVE this birdbrain and your choice of bright colors are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Angela, Your card is SO CUTE!!! I love that matching DP and the love the glitter on the belly!!! Beautiful card and interesting fact about your toes. I have never met anyone with syndactyly.

mypurplehouse said...

This is so fun - and it was great to learn more about you (like that you are part duck :) ) Love your coloring and the glitter is pretty awesome too! I really need to get out my pencils and practice - they never look this good, so I just put them away and reach for my markers...
Lyn

Amy A said...

Love the Glasses! hehehehe Such fun and bright card!

Swimmom said...

Great choice of paper!

Kerys said...

Super cute! I love the Birdbrains too! Love the added glitter! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Michelle said...

AWESOME card Angela! Don't you just LOVE this image!?!
Great getting to know more about you fellow 'teamie' :)

Tricia from Spain said...

a woman after my own heart with the bling - love the background too :):):)

Katydid Cards said...

Your card is adorable! And that paper is the perfect compliment to the image...I love when that happens! I so do not like glitter for the reason you state, but I admire anyone brave enough to use it and it sure does set your Birdbrain off nicely.

It was nice getting to know you better!

Kim

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love this image and your paper is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Lola said...

So cute and your matching DP is just delightful.

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

That background paper is just perfect, Angela and your birdbrain is colored beautifully! So glad to be on the team with you!

Cammy

Marji Franklin said...

This is a wonderful card! Very fun! I always have to clean up my desk when I finish a crafting session. My craft space is my bedroom and I can't stand to look at a messy area!

Debi said...

Wonderfully cheerful card. Love the mesh. I love seeing the 'different' embellishments crafters use. And I love how the panels are a bit crooked. Fun, fun to go with the fab birdbrain with glittery eyelids!
TFS

Sarah said...

What a cute card. This image is one of my favorites and I think it is the glasses. Sarah W

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, that paper is perfect for that image, so stinking cute!

creationsnz said...

What birdbrain wouldn't want to have dotty glitter pants? Of course they would! Glad to meet someone else who get sin a glittery mess.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Brenda said...

Hi Angela! I just got a very similar paper the other day in a SSS kit and immediately thought of this cutie! You did her up right! Love your card. Looking forward to seeing many more of your wonderful creations! I'm so thrilled to be your teamie!

Megan J said...

Hi Angela, I love your beautiful card and the lovely coordinated papers that you had in your stash, I am a true fan of Faith's Bird Brain images they and their sentiments really tickle my funny bone! Have a great weekend...Megan

Kathie said...

Lovely card Angela what a great image and your wonderful colour combo and your design papers couldn't be more perfect than you've chosen. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

Imke said...

Super cute card, Angela and great layout ! I like the sparkle Birdbrain and i love the coordinated DP.

Heide said...

This is so stinking cute! Love the paper and the adorable image together. Glitter is the best, and it dose get everywhere! Thanks for joining us this week and good luck. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Kathleen Benedict said...

Love the dp you used...it matches the image so perfectly! What a great card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Angela! Love this fun image... Terrific job bringing it to life with a fantastic design and coloring. The colors, papers and touch of glitter work so well together!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

I love all the Birdbrains and this one is no exception! Fabulous coloring and the added glitter! Your papers are perfect for this image!

Brenda G.

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, this is so cute and fun! I enjoyed reading all about you too - thank you for sharing your tips!

Kika said...

This is a wonderful card! I really like how you combined your pattern background paper with the image!!! Super!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, this card is fabulous!! Love your adorable image, makes me giggle. And that paper is spectacular!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Linda

Tina Rathbone said...

I just love your take on the sketch, your colours, and such a vibrant birdie. Your daughter will be thrilled.
This is my first blog hop!

HeatherB said...

I almost forgot to comment! Love the paper with that particular bird brain. Great card!

Milka Gubo said...

Super sweet card! Love that Birdbrain image!! :-D
It was interesting to read your post and to get to know a bit about you. :-D

Joyce Erb said...

Love how playful this is. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Kelly Schelske said...

I love this card Angela! Fab papers and colors too!

I really loved getting to now everyone better on this hop, it's awesome!

Hugs,
Kelly

Mel C said...

Angela this is so adorable, I love that image and your coloring is perfect!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an attitude !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Kathy D. said...

You are right that paper is perfect for this! I can't believe you like glitter because it gets everywhere...that is why most people don't like glitter!!
Kathy D

Susan Kennedy said...

This is wonderful!! Love all the sparkle! Love all the papers! Just fantastic!!!

anne said...

Such a fabulous fun card, your papers are perfect with it.
Thank you for playing along with us this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

Joanna Moore said...

Wow, super cute Angela. I LOVE the crystals on her glasses (I think I had a HS math teacher with those same glasses!). Thanks for joining in the challenge this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Tamie said...

Oh I simply love these bird brains and did you every color it fabulously. The layers are perfect and so are the pattern papers. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely inspiration with us at Creative Knockouts Layers challenge.

Tamie DT

P.S. Hope to see you next week :)

Paula said...

Cute card!
Love the DP used to go with the bird. Glasses!
Thanks for the inspiration!