This week over the the Friday Mashup Challenge blog, the challenge is to create a project using the colours Melon Mambo (fuschia), Wild Wasbi (pale garden green), black, and white, or to create a project using wood elements, or mash it up and create a project with the colours and wood. The Friday Mashup challenges really get my wheels turning!
I mashed it up! Here is my creation:
My inspiration for this card actually came from last week’s FM171 Rockstar, Bridget at Kritter Crafts. I had some scarps of birch bark (woof!) that I had left over from a project I did back in July, so I started with those. Next I pulled out papers in the challenge colours to plan the layout. I cut the crocodiles from a 12X12 paper pad MAMBI, Oh Baby Boy. I left a border around each croc because the paper was metallic and I thought it would add a little “razzle-dazzle” to the project. After I played around with the papers and decided on using a flamingo and crocs, I drew a quick sketch and hopped over to my computer to start work in Silhouette Studio.
I cut the clouds, flamingo, and speech bubbles using my Silhouette Portrait.
I assembled the flamingo and added an eye using a small black enamel dot, and Glossy Accents on the beak and then set it aside to dry.
Using my scissors, I cut a 2X4″ piece of the bark in two with a wavy line and then glued (Tombow Liquid Glue) the two sections in layers onto my card’s background cardstock. I used clothespins to hold it together while it dried.
Next, I lined up beige Kelly Purkey letter stickers on the larger speech bubble to create my sentiment. I punched some tiny hearts in the same colour as the flamingo and adhered them to the smaller speech bubble.
The last thing I did was to assemble the whole card. I adhered the clouds using my Zig 2 Way Glue pen directly to the background and trimmed the edges where the clouds overhang. I then positioned my critters and adhered them down with foam tape. Finally, I used two layers of foam tape to adhere the speech bubbles.
I can’t wait to see what the FM gals have in store for us next week. Thanks for dropping by!