Monday, February 4, 2013

Got a little crafty!

I had a little time to get crafty. That was sooooo nice!
I had a special masculine thank you card to make for my husbands buddy who helped us with something a couple weeks back.  I used the Moose head.  Hope he liked it enough to keep it on a shelf or something and not throw it away.
I personally love moose stuff!  In fact, I have a little collection of lodge style things with moose on them, and my mom is making me a lodge/moose/bear quilt, I am excited for her to get that done. (Hurry up, mom!)

Anyway, I really enjoyed making this card.  I took my time on the coloring and didn't mind at all.  I watercolored all the evergreens behind the moose head, since I knew I needed to work in the green color for the card base.  I love how this turned out so much, that I plan on making me a bigger one to frame for the entryway!
I didn't get a chance to take pictures along the way for a tutorial, but perhaps I can do that when I make my next Moose picture project. ~wink~
Here's the 5.5" square easle card and some close ups.
 I used linen thread twine and a needle and a piercer to stitch the thread on in various places.
 I hand cut the tree shape and the large rounded corner on the Moose head panel.
That's all for the Moose card!
SUPPLIES: Moose digital image, Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper and a printer, sage CS, evergreen CS, chocolate CS, corner rounder, snips, brads, linen thread, piercer, tree border punch, houndstooth and rough lines embossing folders and a Big Shot, sponge and coordinating ink pads, sewing machine, foam dimensionals, Tombow markers 228,249,899,947,969,992,942
And here's a few cards I made using pre-colorized images from the February releases. The first is Oxalis. I used a font on my computer to make the Thank you.  Also used is Scallops circle and labels die by spellbinders, the mini flower punch from SU, pearl, sewing machine, and of course color printer.
 The Phonograph is here with a font on my computer that makes the Thank you. Color printer, SU scallop and oval punches, labels die from Spellbinders, sewing machine, pearl and some darling mini loop ribbon.
This one uses the Barbed Wire Digi Paper and one of the Western Color Image Combos.  I used a font on my computer to make the Thank you. Also used is Spellbinders label die, "fat" star punch and star brads, sewing machine.

I also printed the Western Color Combo Images really large onto 8.5x11 sheets so that I could make "frames" for them.  I covered angled 2" strips of cardstock with the wood scrapbook paper and placed them around the images and secured with brads for a rustic look.  My friend helped me with these, and they were used to decorate a room for a chili cook-off event at our church.  We put "ropes" above each picture on the wall, to add to the cowboy theme.  It was fun!
Here's a grouping photo of all the pictures, and then 3 of the pictures shown individually.  They enlarged quite nicely and printed well.

Well, thanks for visiting, I'm so glad you stopped by.  I hope there was something that inspired you to get crafty too.  Have a blessed week!


Patti P. said...

Wow Laurie, artist extraordinaire! I love, love, love the moose, beautiful coloring and the design, genius! The colorized samples are fabulous.
Glad you had fun playing, you deserve it.

AllisonG said...

Oh my gosh, Laurie, the moose is gorgeous! You did an awesome job on the watercoloring. I can't wait to see the one you do for your entryway. I love everything about the card - from the coloring on the moose to all the texture and the linen thread twin details.

Of course, I also love all the Texas/western images you used to decorate for your chili cook-off. What a creative (and thrifty) idea to use wood scrapbook paper to create the frames! I love them all!

Donna said...

You have been one busy lady, Laurie. These are wonderful cards! You just blow me away! Have a wonderful week!

Lagene said...

WOW! Wonderful cards, the moose is amazing!

Linda Anderson said...

All I can say Laurie is WOW!!! So much creativity and talent inside you, I love to see when it comes out!


Debbie said...

These are all wonderful!! Your moose coloring is amazing and I love the embossing!!
ALL your cards are wonderful!! What a great idea to make the panels for the cook off!

Debbie W said...

The pictures are so cool. And I love the moose card.

Linda W. said...

DITTO! on everything Laurie! My goodness that will just be even more awesome in a large framed photo! Beautiful!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness Your cards and projects are all beyond spectacular. You are so talented!! I am in awe!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome Laurie, so much talent, however do you find the time! Love these inspiration samples and the 'Moose' easel card is spectacular.

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome Laurie, so much talent, however do you find the time! Love these inspiration samples and the 'Moose' easel card is spectacular.Wow!

Dawn Frost said...

My Laurie you've been so verrrry busy! I LOVE all of them!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

The moose is gorgeous and! Gosh, I love w erythema you did and posted but that should come as no surprise because I totally love everything you do. But the moose and the card...exquisite !!! Wow, and your mom is making you a quilt. I see then that there is a lot of talent in your family. Thank you for the freebies. I've been away from my computer the entire week with husband being in hospital. I lucked up getting to my computer tonight and seeing your posts this week.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh Wow - amazing projects - especially the moose - I think everyone is in awe of the moose card. You do keep busy.

dorothy erdely said...

hmmmmmmm, was the moose card for anyone i know......??????

i love the way you took the pictures of our pictures!!!! it was so much fun making these!

you ARE terrific!!!!!!

dorothy erdely said...

p.s. i KNOW those "frames" are paper because i helped make them, but boy oh boy i can't get over how REAL they look!!!!!!!!!!! the depth of the lines on the "wood" is so realistic!!!!! dang! we're good!!!!