Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Free Bird" for all you Skynyrd fans

Happy Tuesday! Did you all have a long weekend too? My girls didn't have school yesterday for Dr. Martin Luther King's Day so we kinda vegetated all day :)
I did a little more work on my mini album this weekend (it's a slow work in progress) Remember the cover page HERE

The background paper on this page is from the DCWV Mariposa stack. I'm using the 8"x8" stack for this since my mini album is only a 6"x6" so there is minimal waste and the images are more to scale than if I were to use the 12"x12" papers cut down.

The bird cage on my page was cut on my Cricut using the Bloom Lite cartridge. I cut out the first layer once in blue, then the shadow layer twice, in olive green and then in dark green. I inked all three layers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and off set the dark green shadow layer just slightly from the olive green shadow layer. This cut also has flowers with it but instead of using those I added Prima flowers clustered and layered. And those little leaves you see peeking out from behind the flowers, those are a green "got flowers" style 5 petal flower that I cut into sections to use as tiny leaves. I wished I had taken a photo to better explain, but basically you cut it into 5 pieces at the natural separation down to the middle and each one looks like a little heart when it's cut apart.

My little "free bird" is a Tattered Angels glimmer chip. I inked it along his belly and tail feathers area with some Denim Jean Distress Ink and then sprayed it all over with Glimmer mist. The inking really brings out the embossing on the glimmer chips. I added a tiny black adhesive pearl for an eye and called him done!
Overall, I didn't do much on this page but that's because I'm saving room for a photo.
Who knows, maybe I'll even get this entire album finished this year?!


Marlene said...

This is just adorable!

Karli said...

I have been eyeballing that cart & I want, want, want it but... I have Serenade which is very similar so I can't justify buying it :( But if you think I should get it, then I'll have to do what the boss says, right??? umm, that's your cue...