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.)
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.
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!