Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cockatoo Rules the Road

Today's card is for the new challenge at Here Come The Boys...starting today; the theme is "Travel"
I've made a side step card - this is the first one of these I've done.  I found a good tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, but it was in that cursed Imperial (aaghh), so I've translated the template to metric, tweaking it a bit to get the size I wanted.  I will put my version on my "Templates and Tutorials" page when it looks a bit tidier -as in you can read it, lol.  Creative Craft Challenges has "3D" it as its challenge theme...this DEFINITELY qualifies! These things are super fun to decorate, I can see the potential to embellish them within an inch of their lives!
The background paper is from Flavia and all the tags, trims and borders are from  Kaisercrafts Up and Away 6" collection, pre-cut and ready to go, what could be easier?
This fabulous image is (a digi, of course!) from The Paper Shelter...and he's called Cockatoo Rules, which of course with that 'tude he DOES!  I'm Australian, so I felt a particular affinity with this Sulphur Crested Cocky...when I was first married the people over the back had one of these guys, and let me tell you they're LOUD!!!  By the Cute and Girly has Things with wings as its challenge theme this time, so I'm entering there and  Stamptacular Sunday Challenge has Animal Antics so, you guessed there as well!

The background image is part of the "Rainbow Land" set of digis, one of many that my li'l Aussie mate Zoe has for sale at Make It Crafty.  I coloured Cocky with Copics and the background image with Prismacolor pencils (though the rainbow itself is coloured with Copics).  I made the little signpost by printing an outline using Microsoft Word...Insert Shapes, a cylinder and some arrows - too easy!  It says "Home" one way and "Adventure" the other, I coloured it up using, wait for it, Copics!!  Make It ColourfulZoe's challenge blog, has "Colour your own embellishments" as its current theme, I think this counts...hope so!  Sir Stampalot has Anything Goes as its challenge theme this month, my last entry was my little notebook set so I can enter this card there too.

Craft Your Passion has Text It (use text) as its challenge theme, I have my little post card tag as well as my signpost, and the inside of the card is covered with text, so in I go!  I cut the postcard on the inside of the card (to use as a jotting panel) from one of the sheets of paper from the Kaisercraft pad, I don't think it needed any more embellishing than that.
Well that's about it for my side steppin' Cockatoo card...hope you liked it as much as I enjoyed making it.  Why don't you pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration...and why don't you have a crack at the challenge while you're there!
I'll be back tomorrow with another card with a different kind of fold tomorrow, for my Guest spot at Karber Digital, Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee (oh, and the Galah!)
 PS My card IS straight...I put it on the top of my barbecue to take this picture, because it was actually raining (yay! we're still way under average) and the barbie's undercover; the barbecue lid slopes - honest!! Dee


Zoe said...

Hahaha I love this Donna! It is very creative and the perfect boy card!! xxoo

Teresa said...

Good morning Donna,
Love this Travel card Donna it's such a fab image and great shape. Enjoy your Sunday.
hugs Teresa

PinksyDoodles said...

This is an amazing project Donna! So very creative. Thank you sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Donna this is the most amazing card! Love every little detail you've created! Hugs Woo x

chris said...

this is so much fun, love it.
such a gorgeous card so very special.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
Hugs Chris xx

Joey said...

WOW WOW WOW Donna this is amazing, such a fun card and image, so much to look at, its brill! Joey x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love this Paper Shelter image, beautifully coloured. Fabulous design layout for your card! Brilliant design elements too! Love that sign! It's so nice to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - thank you for playing along! Hugs, Lesley

Brenda said...

Dee, this card is over the top fabulous!! I love all the elements you added. Just an amazing design, however I am never surprised because you are so stinkin talented!!

Francesca said...
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Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! a really fab card Donna, love the image and details.

Donna x

cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant oh the detail is stunning,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxx

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Things with Wings Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna