Monday, April 9, 2012

Hello Friend

Good morning everyone and welcome!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and are ready for another Monday, because....  it's time for another Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and this week we have a fun challenge for you...

Challenge #106 - Buttons and Bows
Use at least one button and one bow on your project
Remember - you must have at least one Cricut cut on your project

I needed a bit of inspiration to get me going on my card, so I decided to use the lovely sketch (number 235) from the Mojo Monday blog.  Using their sketch and some beautiful paper, this is what I came up with for this week's challenge...

(click on photo to enlarge)

Before I give you the "recipe" for my card, I wanted to tell you about these fun little wooden shapes I found at Michael's.  Have you seen these?

The sign in the store just says "laser cut" wooden shapes.  They were 99 cents each and are light as a feather.  I loved the bird shapes and thought they would look nice on a I bought a few!

I used my Distress Stain in "Weathered Wood" to color my cute little bird in an antique looking blue.  Next I inked up the edges of the bird with "Vintage Photo" ink and gave it a spritz with some Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold....

After letting everything dry a bit, I still thought it needed a little something.  So, I spritzed on some spray adhesive and sprinkled on some coarse glitter in Crystal.  I think you can see the glitter and just how thin the wooden bird is in this photo...

Now for the rest of the card recipe:
*  Sketch - Mojo Monday #235
* Papers - Recollections "Charming"
* Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Grand Scalloped Circles for the background mat
* Wooden bird- Michael's
* Gold Crinkle Ribbon
* Banner- Cricut's "Art Philosophy" cartridge - 3.5 inches
* Flower - Cricut's "Art Philosophy" (I used Flower 6 and cut at several different sizes)
* Button - from my button jar
* Sentiment - Pink By Design

Ok, now it's your turn!  Pop on over to FCCB and take a look at all the wonderful projects put together by our fabulous Design Team.  Then...go...get creative...and be sure to link up your project at FCCB.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,


  1. The card is beautiful! All the detail is just wonderful! Thank you for telling us about the little wooden embellishments! What fun they are going to be to decorate! I think a trip to Ms is coming soon!

  2. Tanya, this looks great! I like your take on the sketch! I've never seen those at Michaels, but will sure keep an eye out for them to try :)
    ♥ Cyndy

  3. WOW---super job this week, very pretty!

  4. Love that you used these little wooden shapes. The birds looks fabulous in his sparkly coat of glitter feathers. And, your bow is fabulous. Really pretty card, Tanya!

  5. Wow! Tanya, this is beautiful!!

  6. Elegant card. The little bird is perfect! and your did a great job altering it. Very pretty.

  7. What a pretty card! I love that little bird! You did such a great job with the colors and the detail!

  8. Stunning card-love the layering and the color combo is perfect! cute idea's on what you did with the wooden peices-need to look for them on my next trip to Michael's. You did a beautiful job on your card Tanya!! Love it!
    Sherrie K

  9. Oh Tanya, this card is gorgeous!! The bird is so striking - and I never would have guessed that it's made of wood!! You've done a fabulous job colouring it. Beautiful work!!

  10. Wow, this is beautiful! I love all of your details!

  11. Now... there you go... Have to go to Michaels tomorrow. Hee! Hee! Those shapes are amazing. I love every single detail in your card. Thanks for my surprise today! I really appreciate it! I am going to have to hit Michaels tomorrow on my way to work and check these out. I have a shadow box project coming up and I think these wooden shapes are perfect for that! My Michaels is terrible though... I hope they have some. Hee! Hee!

  12. This is so beautiful. I love the distressed look you gave the bird. Good find at Michael's!

  13. The bird is awesome!! Beautiful card! I have that paper stack, too, and love it!

  14. Tonya,
    This card is so gorgeous!! I love the wooden bird, the colors and the papers you used. Love all the glitz too!!

  15. I love the way you colored the bird! Beautiful card and perfect applications! I will have to look for those cut outs next time I am at M's!!

  16. Love the bird, I am going to have to get some of these shapes. Your color choice is just perfect. Love it.

  17. Beautiful card. I love the bird and the way you colored him.

  18. Love the wooden images and you quick tutorial. Your card is beautiful beginning with the color, and finishing with your details.

  19. Those wooden shapes are awesome!! Your card is gorgeous!


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