Monday, June 11, 2012

Praying Chipmunk cards

Yesterday was the ultimate summer day - hot (31 degrees) but not as humid as expected, especially at the park where a cool breeze from Lake Erie kept the day delightful. We enjoyed another BBQ lunch and then a 27.6 km bike ride - first time out on the bikes since they were cleaned, full maintenance done and new chains installed. What a difference! It pays to keep bikes in good working order.

Today is usually Art Journal Monday but Stampin' Bella had new releases last week and didn't post the ones from last week, so therefore, didn't post a new challenge. Which was just as well because I was so busy I didn't even do one on my own. But I did sit down the day and made several cards. My arm was still sore so I didn't want to do too much colouring so I chose instead to use some nature photographs that I had taken. While we were at Rondeau last year I saw this little chipmunk sitting still on a log with his paws together as if he was praying. Here are the two cards I made from this photo.

I started out with a basic white card base and was determined to use left over pieces of paper for the card's background. So, with it being a nature scene green seemed to be the natural choice. After finding a dark green and a patterned green that worked well together, it was a simple taping together at the back and added the green ribbon (double stick tape) over the seam and the background was done. I left a white border around the photo and glued it to a light green piece. It needed something else so I used my Stampin' Up corner punch to punch a corner treatment out of the same green as the bottom of the card and added it to the top left corner of the photo. Then I added three small dew drops to the bottom right.

I had two photos printed of the praying chipmunk. So, here's the next card.

Keeping with the green colour palette, various strips of green from the stash were used. Instead of ribbon hiding the seam, this time I cut 1/4" strip from the dark green and added it. The photo was mounted on dark green this time and tiny holes were punched thru the corner treatment before attaching it. It needed something along the side so I used my Tim Holtz die to die cut this fancy edge and then I used a white gel pen to add some dots.

Both cards could be used for sympathy, get well or just thinking of you.

1 comment:

DYana said...

Hi Violet, I noticed your work(same name as my MIL and my favourite colour)from the Stamping Bella Art Journal posts because it always appeals to me. So I glad that you posted your blog link so that I could follow even more of you!

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