Monday, October 31, 2011

Something to Crow About



It's Monday! This week's challenge from the Outlines Challenge Blog has us making creations with the theme "Friendly Fliers". Outlines has such wonderful images, and when I saw this cute little crow sitting on the scarecrow's arm, I knew I had to make him my "Friendly Flier". Especially, since today is Halloween. Seemed perfect. I hope you join in on this fun challenge this week. You can win a $25 gift certificate from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company if you do.



I stamped the image called "Scarecrow" (G-1098) onto X-Press It cardstock using Marvy black dye ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. Some paper piecing of the scarecrow's shirt was done using a piece of Lasting Impressions cardstock. A few highlights using an atyouSpica glitter pen was used also on the image.

Patterned paper from K & Company and Lasting Impressions make up the panels of this card, along with black cardstock. The larger panel was cut using the Cricut cartridge "Elegant Edges", thus making the crow in the corner, and the fancy edge. The crow's eye is simply made with a hole punch and a Memento Tuxedo black marker, his beak is a scrap of the Lasting Impressions patterned paper.

Using the Memento Tuxedo black marker, I drew some hand-stitching around the some of the panels. A black button completes the card, tied with mandarin orange Baker's Twine.

To me, this card looks a little "folk art-ish" with the black crows. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.



Make sure you visit the blogs of the design team to see some more friendly fliers.

Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Lisa Silver
Robin Kirkpatrick
Sandy Hulsart
Sue Kment

4 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

Fab card, Kecia... wonderful idea to use the crow... and the cute little die cut crow... CUTE!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love how you used your cricut to accent your image Kecia...so very cute and definitely something to crow about!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really fun card, Kecia, and very clever to use the crow as your friendly flier! I hate the real ones, but the ones on your card are absolutely adorable!

Silvergirl said...

Fabulous! Your layout with the patch layer is just perfect with your scarecrow!

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