Saturday, June 1, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS - Flapping with Excitement!

Do you ever make a card, and think to yourself: I AM SO BRILLIANT! I had that moment this morning. I had no ideas this week for the Picture Perfect prompt at Paper Smooches SPARKS, which is strange. Rainbows are my thing. I was blanking. AND THEN...ta-dah!

I was inspired by the bright colours, and the angular layout of the tags. Check it out!


Supplies: Paper Smooches "My Peeps" set; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; We R Memory Keepers washi tape; Wonky Rectangles Nesties; Bic Markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; Distress inks: shabby shutters, mustard seed, broken china, shaded lilac, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade


To make the bird appear to be flapping with excitement, I cut & coloured two extra birds. The second bird was adhered directly to the die cut, slightly askew. The third bird (lol) was adhered with foam tape & lined up with the bird stamped directly on the die cut. The eyes, beak, and feet have been glossy-fied with Dimensional Magic & a toothpick. 


I also bent up the wings on each of the fussy-cut layers. 

The washi background...a little time-intensive, but I love how it turned out! I crossed the purple tapes, and then added in the other colours. If anyone is interested I can mock up a photo tutorial - this time I was too busy doing it to think about how I was doing it, if that makes sense. 
Here's the inspiration photo:
xoxo,
Jessi 

19 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Okay, I love, love, love that awesome washi tape background! What a unique approach to the challenge, and I love your rainbow birdie! This card is just genius, my friend!

Dawn said...

So, so cute! That little bird is adorable and you have really brought him to life with all the pieced layers. Love the bright colours; so fun and summery.

Hugs, Dawn

walchowDesign said...

brilliant idea! I am flapping for you too, Jessi! Love your take on the colour challenge!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Hehehe, so cute and perfect for this challenge!

Lindsey said...

Aren't you glad you waited till this absolutely perfect inspiration hit? LOVE this, Jessi!

Debbie said...

You are so brilliant!! This is such a fun card!
How are you finding time to create with company??!!??

Chris D. said...

As Wayne and Garth said to Alice Cooper, "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!!!" Holy crow Jessi, your card is amazing! The washi panel must have taken hours to put together and that flap happy birdie is adorable!

Dana said...

Wow! I love the background, it is awesome!!!

Glenda J said...

Definitely fabulous! Great work!

~Tammy~ said...

You are so so cute and I love that you photographed it to capture the flapping arms! Woohoo you go girl!

~amy~ said...

brilliant! He's totally flapping his wings...love it!

lostinpaper said...

I always knew you were brilliant Jessi, and yes this is proof, your card is majorly FUN!

fairyrocks said...

Fun little chick and oh so clever with the interpretation. Keep smiling and creating

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, the wings mimicking the inspiration photo cracks me up! I love your card!!

Greta said...

Too, too cute, Jessie! Might have taken a minute, but you nailed it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! LOVE that you said your flapping with excitement! FUN card-- great great GREAT use of color!! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you will play along this week with our GOLD trend watch!!

jimlynn said...

A rainbow of beautiful and an adorable card! SO cute.
Lynn

JJ Bolton said...

This card is so YOU! From the colors to the images to the sentiment, it's impossible not to smile looking at this card!!! Love it!

Barb Murphy said...

LOVE!!!! Seeing your wonky rectangles dies makes me realize that I bought the wrong ones! lol