Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tear It Up!

Hello Friends! I hope this post finds you all well. My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have been watching the images on the news and I cannot believe the devastation that this storm has caused. Please be safe everyone.

The card I'm sharing today is for the Thursday Challenge at Meljen's Designs. The challenge this week is called Tear It Up! and we were to use distressing on our projects. I chose the Little Wizard Owl image to work with. I printed him on Cryogen White card stock and colored him with Copic markers. After die-cutting the focal panel, I sponged it with two Ranger Distress Inks. I used white core textured card stock as my card base and matting, because it really shows off distressing well. I roughed it up with sand paper and a distressing tool.

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Isn't he cute?! Sad, the camera does not pick up the sparkle on this card! I sprayed the purple card stock with shimmer spray, the owls eyes are colored in with a black glitter pen, I also used a clear glitter pen on the star on his wand and the little swirls and finished off the sparkles by adding purple twinkles.

I used this sketch from Mojo Monday for my card. I don't play along with their challenges, but I do enjoy using their sketches every once in a while.

materials used ~
digital image: Little Wizard Owl(Meljen's Designs)
card stock: Cryogen White(PaperTemptress)  Textured Black, Pansy Purple(CTMH)
patterned paper: Matilda Collection(Cosmo Cricket)
ink: Tea Dye, Walnut Stain Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Classic Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Scallop Border(SU!)
ribbon: Stampin' Up scraps from my stash
other: Copic markers, Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)  At You Spica black glitter pen(Too Marker Products Inc),  Clear star glitter pen(Sakura)

Thanks for spending time with me today! I appreciate the visit!



Robin Parker said...

Love the way you colored your owl image. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design for Tear It Up!

Unknown said...

Sweet card! Great take on the sketch, and love your coloring! Thank you for joining our Meljen's Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ DT

Jeanne said...

Excellent work, Barb! You have done an amazing job with the images at Meljens, that is for sure. Great job on the challenge, too. Thanks for sharing!

Alanna said...

Super cute card. You really rock those Meljen's images.

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Super cute ;) thanks for joining the meljen challenge ;)
Hugs ria