Monday, November 15, 2010

Joan's Gardens Challenge #23

I started on this card for Joan's Gardens Challenge around 5 a.m.. I had no idea where it was going, but I was determined to fit in all of the requirements. Here is what they are.......

1. Create a Window card (Create an opening on the front of the card to see the image stamped inside.)
2. Use Christmas Ornament - or something similar
3. Some thing Gold
4. Something fuzzy

So far, I have shown you the inside of my card. My ornament is a clip on glass bird form Flourishes set called All That Glitters. My designer papers are from Memory Box and the card stocks are from Gina K. Designs. I used Nestabilities Beaded Oval and Scalloped Oval dies under my bird. The sentiment is from GKD stamp set called Festive Frame by Melanie Muenchinger. I did some sponging with Rich Cocoa, Memento ink and then threaded some fuzzy fiber from Adornaments, and tied a bow. Next I turned my attention to the ornament and decorated his tail, beak, and legs with Champagne gold Stickles. The rest of the bird was coated in Glossy Accents.
Where is my window you ask? Well, this was the hard part. I thought about cutting an oval that was divided equally on the front panels, but it just was not working. I decided to add an 1 1/4 inch hole, just big enough for the birds head to peek out. I ran a metallic gold Sharpie around the hole to make it look finished. An MS border punch was used to dress up the front. I needed to create a closer so I cut an oval in half, used the gold Sharpie on the scallops and added gold beads. A Velcro circle was halved and positioned under the closer.

Phew, what do you think? That is what I call some serious playing! I may even do a little more on the front. Maybe a border stamp? I sure do love the inside, though!

14 comments:

Patti J said...

Wow, wow, and WOW!!! You absolutely hit this one out of the park! Mary Anne, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Guess that's why you are a 'rose' and I am a 'thorn'!!! lol...tee hee, couldn't resist! Can't wait to see your first rose project! Hugs...

Theresa said...

Wow! Wow! This is a work of art. And a lot of work done here. Love it and I know Joan will be thrilled to see what you creted for her challenge.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is over-the-top amazing and incredibly creative! I love everything about it!! WTG!!

Janice M said...

Beautiful Mary Anne!! I like the colors you used for your bird.

Joan Fricker said...

Oh wow Mary Anne! What a fantastic card. You work well in those early morning hours. I love the colors and all the little things you did on this card. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #23 Weekly Challenge. I just love seeing all the beautiful creations!!

Olga said...

Show off! hehe. I'ts drop dead gorgeous, good luck with the challenge roseie sis!

Patti said...

You are a creative genius sister! This is amazing and beautiful to boot! Thanks for the totally awesome BD card.... LOVE it!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Over the top GF. You really did get creative with this one! I just can't say enough!!!!!!!!!!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!! This is just stunning!!!

Wendy said...

OH WOW, Mary Ann....this is pure fabulousness! I love it!!!! :)

Brenda said...

WOWZA Mary Ann this is wonderful!!! Very creative and inspiring.

Becky said...

wowzer! This is fabulous girl. love the outside and inside, gorgeous colors.

Auntie Em said...

That is pretty enough to be a gift in itself! Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD! this is toooooo amazing to be a card - better get one of those box frames to put this baby in!!! and hang it on the wall!!!
love the hole in the front - looks like we're peeking into the birdhouse..