Hi, thank you for popping by today, your just in time too! I have a new post for this weeks PK challenge. We were asked to create something with a pocket, "whether it folds tucks or hides a treat, pockets are a fun way to add something extra." And you've just got to see the prize.....I really would love to win this set, isn't that the cutest happiest mouse you ever seen, and those beer mugs, OMG I need those, my aunt and uncle drink their beer in mugs, and my uncle is Irish! I could make them so many cards with this set and those shamrocks!
Well I thought and pondered, pondered and thought...hmmmmmmmmm pockets ehhhhh. I kept thinking about a pair of jeans with a pocket on them and I actually made the card, but then I couldn't decide whether to put the PK flower stamp on the pocket to look like I patched a hole in it, or put it on a tag to stuff inside it. I ended up making a black "buxton" wallet with fake money and gift cards inside, and am giving it to my son for his birthday which is today! I love the card, it turned out awesome, but I couldn't put the flower patch on it now, not masculine enough. LOL
So that left me hrs into a project and nothing for this challenge. Back to the drawing board. Back to thinking and pondering, pondering and thinking, hmmmmmmmmm what should I do! I knew I wanted to make something for Valentine's day, and I wanted it to be really special, then the idea popped into my head, well more like a saying, "you make my heart sing" this kept popping into my head the whole time I was playing around with stuff and thinking of ideas. I finally came up with this project and I love it. So does my hubby, he was totally thrilled how it turned out. He is usually pretty complimentary of everything I make, but this project he kept saying how awesome he thought it was, every once in a while he goes crazy over one of my projects, LOL awwwww tx hubby!:)
Now that I knew what I wanted to make, I had to figure out how to implement it and make it functional. It took me a while but I got it done and it works, LOL!! I was going for the love birds sitting in an apple tree in bloom in spring time, ya I know it's a valentine, but it needed some flowers somewhere and I figured apple blossoms would work, or my attempt at them since I had love birds in a tree....lol!!
This card was another opportunity to use up a couple pieces of acrylic pkging. I save the pkging from my cricut carts and spellbinders sets among other things to use on my cards and other crafts. I covered both red hearts with it and left extra hanging over on the first one to stamp the music notes on, and the second one to glue the love birds to in order to hide the music notes. That's why you see a funny shadow on the second image, it looks like the paper has an odd pattern or something, just a reflection, lol! Not sure if you can make it out in the pic, (unless you click on it) but there are a bunch of pop dots to help create the pocket. And you can see another funny shadow lol, its me taking the pick from above, LOL!
For the doves, I cut out the bird from a card making quickutz limited edition set I bought a few yrs back, which is called lifestyle crafts now, yay! I had a hard time finding quickutz dies and was sad thinking we lost a great company, I love their dies, especially the sentiments, perfect for card making. I didn't want to use just plain white card stock so I used a grey marker and coloured a bit on a piece of the acryllic pkg, picked some colour up with my dove blender pen and made a shadow under the wings, and a few lines on the tail feathers. and the separate wing cuts. I coloured the mouth with an orange pencil crayon and dotted the eye with a black sharpie. Then I coated each piece with VersaMark and white translucent embossing powder and heated. This gave the doves a very soft feel, however there were a lot of unidentified specs in the powder so I have specs all over my birds LOL. I tried and tried to get a good pic of them but it just kept coming out blurry, finally I got one that wasn't to bad, this is the best I could do, sry, but hey it doesn't show all the specs as badly, awesome!
So for my project I used my spellbinders dies for all the cut outs except of course the doves. The branch and leaves are from the "Bugs" retired set, ribbon banners for the sentiment, classic scalloped hearts and classic hearts for the white pocket and red hearts. The flowers are mini prima's from their glass bottle marked May that I inked in a soft pink, added a yellow gem and some glue then pushed up the petals to cup the flower and make it 3D looking till it dried in that shape! The faces are from PK-570 Basic Paper doll Face Assortment, and the sentiment is from PK-267 Happy Bird and phrases. I embossed the pink background piece with a lrg cuttlebug folder from the "Love is in the air" set. Inked it slightly with cranberry Color Box pigment ink.
I hope you liked my project today, and if you have a minute I would love it if you would drop me a line so I can visit you and check out what you've been up to lately :) Thank you so much for stopping by, have a blessed day, and keep it scrappy!