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Monday, August 3, 2009

IT'S MAGICAL MONDAY!!!!

Hey All! It's here!!! My first "official" post as a design team member of "There's Magic in the Air". Today's post is using the first FREE digital image for you to enjoy. It's called "Orson with Cake", drawn by the ever-so-talented Nina May. Here is the card I created using this image:


Isn't he cute?!? This is a really versatile image which could be used for birthdays or for any type of celebration. It's also a cute image for a child's card. I chose a "Party Animal" theme for our celebration. When I think of a monkey, I think of the jungle. So this was in my head when I first saw Nina's image. I colored the image with colored pencils and OMS. I added glitter to the icing on the cake and candle flame. The paper is by Frances Meyer called "Palm Fronds". It came in both the dark green and the light green. I used the light green for the background paper and cut the individual large palm leaves from the dark green. I then attached the leaves with foam squares for dimension. I cut out the circles with my Nesties circles and scalloped circles. The Bazzill card stock used was a dark chocolate. I wanted to give the look of a coconut. The sentiment was computer generated using the Curlz font.

When I put the card together, it still looked like it needed something else. So I created the "vine" and wrapped it all around the card to give it that "jungle" feel. I used brown braiding rope and punched the leaves out using a small $1 punch. Here is a close up:


So, there you have it! My first DT creation! LOL Hope you like it. I also hope you run over to the "There's Magic in the Air" blog to see what the other DT members have done. You also need to get over there to get your copy of this digital image for FREE! You can also participate in the challenge for the weekly prize.

Again, thanks so much for visiting! I do hope you hop over and play or at least pick up your free image. I would love to see what you all do with it as well!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person my dogs think I am."

40 comments:

Judy said...

Curt, this card is just fantastic. I love the vine wrapped around the image. I am popping on over to get the free image. It is just too cute.

Lauri said...

Hey congratulations on your first DT post!! I did get over there and pick up the image...I have to make a card this week for my nephew's birthday and I think this will be perfect!! Love all the work and attention to detail you put in your cards!!

Nina said...

(((oh, squeeling with delight))) :O) Thanks! you guys are the best!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Curt, I love your card. What a clever theme with the leaves and the vine. Your coloring is wonderful too. This is an adorable image, isn't it!

Danielle said...

wow Curt, this card is fantastic! The image and your embellishments are just awesome - your DT card rocks! I love any jungle theme and you've really nailed this one with the trailing vine - so creative!
I'm gonna pop on over to their site and grab this little beauty!
Hugs, Danielle

Nilla said...

Your card is stunning, Curt! The idea with the leaves are brilliant! Hugs Nilla

Marie said...

Gorgeous card, Curt! Love your touches and the details. Congrats on the DT! Hugs, Marie.

Becky said...

Awesome job, love the image and the vine really brings this card to life.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt.
The image is so adorable, fab colouring, the leaves and vine look awesome!!
Congrats on your first DT card!!

Karen x

Emmy said...

What a great card!! Love the leaves on foam squares and the wines! Very creative!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Grand Debut Curt...love the added vine touch and how you used the DP for the embellies!

Patti J. said...

Take a bow, my man! In fact, take two or three! Wonderful card! Those leaves are phenomenal! Great job with your first DT assignment! Can't wait to see what's next!

The Rubber Maid said...

So very cute little guy. Made up to an awesome card...nice job good buddy. Pat

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Super cute! Love the leaves and the coloring of this cutie, TFS!

Hugs,
Michelle

Erin said...

Love your card. So cute... Congrats on your first post!!!

Leigh Anne said...

this is totally awesome love all the dimension you added with the leaves & the vine! WTG!

take a little piece of my art said...

Very cool! Congrats on being a DT member!!! That's awesome!! You deserve it!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

YAY Curt! They know talent when they see it! this card is fantastic!!! Love the way you did the vine around the outside and that image is just too cute! Awesome coloring! They're lucky to have you! hugs!

Juls~ said...

Way Groovy, Curt! Congratulations on your 1st DT post! :))))))) I am VERY VERY VERY HAPPY for you!

Love the 3-D look & the way you swirled the vine around the card! It's dahling, Dahling!

Juls~

Juls~ said...

Curt,

Your photos are awesome - so clear! What kind of camera do you use? I'm having trouble with my Canon XTi and clarity w/ the zoom lense even though it has a stabilizer. Thinking about switching.

Juls~

Lori Barnett said...

DANG!!! This is great! Oh...wait...I need to give you my official "git-er-done" high-5!!! LOL. And what a way to say HELLO WORLD with your first DT post! ;) Hey...did you change your blog background? I LOVE IT!

America said...

A HUGE congrats & BIG HUG my friend! You totally rock!! And this adorable card is sooo stinkin' CUTE!!!!!! I love all those details! :) TFS

lisa808 said...

Congrats on your first DT post. As always, you are amazing! Absolutely adorable card.

"Tillymint" said...

Great Job with this image Curt - I love how you've added the 'jungle look' with your leaves and twine - fantastic job. Congrats one down and loads more to go!!!

Katherine said...

This is super cute, Curt! Love love love the vine & 3-d leaves! Perfect for the image! Great job!

dpkennedy said...

Curt, this is fabulous! I love the jungle rope with leaves-genious! This card is just adorable!

Gina Wrona said...

A day late, dollar short, but you made a fabulous card!

Hugs,
Gina

Janine said...

How are you doing Curt??? FAbulous card... and I am sure there will be more amazing work from you as a member of this team!!
Hope all is well with you!!

Elaine M said...

What a great first card!! Love how you used leaves and the vine - really makes the card pop! Congrats dear friend
Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love this Curt!! That vine and leaves add so much dimension and texture! {hugs}

Ila said...

Super Cute and Fabulous Curt!!..the background and leaves are Amazing!! Congratulations on your first DT card....Hugs, Ila

Percy said...

Curt congratulations on your DT! This card is stunning! You are such a great artist!!! Keep it going!!!

Scossie Jane said...

Fabulous card Curt.... Congratulations on your first post as Design Team member at There's Magic In The Air....
I'm off there now to get the design and see if I can come up with something even half as good as you....
Well done my friend xx

Jodi said...

Hiya Curt!! I'm sooo happy for you, Congratulations on your new DT position and I must tell you that is one super cute card!! I love your awesome coloring and the glittered cake!! Great job on your first DT card, I can't wait to see what you will create next!
Hugs
Jodi =)

mudmaven said...

Fantastic card Curt. Love all the great details and that image is way too cute! ~chris

Deedee Anderson said...

Congrats on your DT position and your first DT post!! You did a fantastic job with this -- I love all the leaves and the vines. That image is so cute -- I'm heading over to check out the company blog.

Rita said...

Wow...look at this card it's so awesome & shows off your amazing talent kiddo! I luv how you made the vine go all around the front Curt! Hope your having a great day!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I love your card Curt and in particular the vine around the image, so well thought out and put together. Curt thankyou so much for your kind comments on my blog.
Regards
Michelle

Wendalyn said...

Your card is just adorable I love the leafs that is very unique... Hugs

Shirley said...

Love the layering and everything you did with this adorable and beautiful card.