Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

HIMCR 346 freestyle theme using Limited Runs image

Wilbur is showcased on this Happy Birthday card

Owl-ways and forever

Always or owl-ways + 4 ever!...isn't this clever?!?!

a. base card is made with a soft yellow cardstock (Colorbok)
b. most of the patterned papers and other cardstocks are also from Colorbok
c. found the graph style index cards in the office supply section at Wal-Mart this week and just had to buy a pack to add to my stash and repertoire
d. upcycled boxed card parts/elements: "Happy Birthday" used on the front panel and the cake used on the inside panel with both edges distress and inked with orange
e. glitter foam hearts and "love" add depth and bling
f. sketch layout was rotated 90 degrees to the left and modified with larger "circle" for Wilbur and sentiment(s) was rotated 90 degrees to the right; the little embellished dots on the sketch design have been changed to the glitter foam heart and placed across the scalloped border section....

Page Maps sketch was shared in the 100 Pattern Papers group on Facebook and used for inspiration to put this card together.

This #346 challenge with a freestyle theme for HIMCR is sponsored by Limited Runs Digital Stamps. They allowed the design team to select an image from their inventory to showcase in this freestyle challenge #346 at HIMCR. Their link(s) will be found on HIMCR's post for #346.

HIMCR's badge and the link to get all the guidelines to participate as a crafter will be found here:
More photos showing my stages of starting and progressing as well as how I did the inside panel:

getting started with my quick sketch copy of the layout, notes for blog challenge, upcycled card elements, stenciled message and the sponsor's image are waiting for color, and the paper selection I want to use

Wilbur is outlined with markers, feet and beak are colored with marker, and then the bulk of the body is colored with colored pencils. The stenciled message "owl-ways + 4 ever!" is colored with a variety of markers (orange, brown, turquoise blue, navy blue, yellow, lime green, red, gray, olive green, strawberry red, and russet brown)!

Inside panel has more graph index card used for stenciled year mounted on more chartreuse green dotted pattern paper for simple sentiment next to the birthday cake focal.

This card took longer to make than I had anticipated because of stenciling, coloring, and preparing papers. BUT it was so worth it when you are creating from the he-ART. 

Until next time, Becca


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