Monday, November 23, 2009

Magical Monday - Cozy and Bright

Aloha and E Komo Mai to this week's Magical Monday Challenge at There's Magic in the Air!! If you haven't already, please check out TMITA to snag the super cute FREE image!!! I just fell in love with this cute moose and the mice all snuggled down for a long winter's nap! The challenge this week is to use something "fuzzy" on the project.


This card end up taking a great deal of time to complete as I was figuring out elements as I went (which rarely is time efficient!). Anyway, I would've loved to make it so you can see the complete image by lifting the window but didn't have the time on this one. I wanted to try the Recessed Window tutorial at SCS. Then it was a hop, skip and jump to creating the scene with a window! Hope you like it :) Deets are below...

Image: Colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I removed the string of lights from the image (by pasting the image into Paint and using the eraser function to wiped out the lights, then pasted it back into a word doc to print). I did this so I could use fun flock on the moose to make it look like he's covered in a blanket. Also used fun flock on the hat the mouse is sleeping in. The present image was colored, cut out, stickled, and popped up. The background of the image was sponged with Marigold Versacolor ink


Papers: (all SU! on this one) Image printed on Whisper White, window cut out of Whisper White (distressed with brown ink), card front is Chocolate Chip (embossed with Distressed Stripes folder), "bushes" are Handsome Hunter cut out with scalloped circle punch and trimmed to fit, card base is Real Red

Techniques: Window was cut out using my Cricut. See toot on SCS for how to make the recessed window card. I modified mine a bit to fit what I needed.

Layout: Mine! :) Size is 5"x7"
Embellies/Other: White Fun Flock was also used on the "bushes" to look like snow. The string of lights was created by punching small ovals (with a Fiskars hand punch) out of glitter card stock and gluing a small rectangle of black paper to the bottom of the oval. A piece of paper cord was colored black and the "lights" were glued directly to it on the image. [I tried using the smallest plastic Christmas tree light I could find at Ben Franklin but they were still too big...in hindsight, should've made a bigger card, but oh well!]

Here's close of up the window a bit more from the side.

TFL looking and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you all come up with for this image! Aloha, Kim

9 comments:

Stamping SAM said...

OMG! What a lot of work and so well worth it! The details in this card are just stunning. A very creative scene. The Night Before Christmas keeps running through my head and now I too am in the Christmas spirit! (plus the fact I'll be in Paradis painting your kitchen cabinets soon tee-hee!) Love, SAM aka MOM

1CardCreator said...

This is so cute! Great take on the image. ~Diane

craftieodamae said...

this is fantastic! I love the window effect!

Shelly said...

Spectacular card, Kim!!!

Selma said...

This is fantastic Kim. I love how you made the window. All the detail is amazing. The time creating it was so worth it.

Patti said...

How creative is this! The blanket on the moose is great! Love the window!

Jessie said...

I love the window and the wood effect house front! Fantastic card :)

Danielle said...

Kim, you did a fantastic job with this image! The window is so creative and I love your use of white flock on the 'bushes'. Really beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle

Nilla said...

Kim, it's a perfect! Love the idea and the poor naughty beautiful moose on the inside, lol! Hugs Nilla