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Monday, October 19, 2009

ONCE AGAIN IT'S MONDAY!

Hey All!  Happy Monday!  An oxymoron if ever there was one!   Since it is Monday, we know what that means. . .It's another Magical Monday over at the "There's Magic in the Air" blog.  Nina May has a wonderful Fall/Thanksgiving image for you this week called Harvest Geese.  This week it was my turn to come up with the challenge.  I chose to challenge everyone by using pop dots or foam squares to make the image pop!  Here is my card:



It's kinda hard to see where I used my dimensionals in the photo above.  I used them for the pumpkins and also on the horizontal fence posts.  I also used dimensionals to pop up the entire matted image.  I think you can see them better if you click on the pic.  I went WAY out of my comfort zone with the placement of the matted image on this card!  As most of you have probably noticed, most of my matted images on my card are safely placed in perfect alignment with the card size and shape.  I decided that I would be different this time so I angled it for a little more interest.  It almost has a post card feel to it.  I colored the image with my ccp/oms and I sponged the morning sky with Colorbox inks.  I matted it onto Bazzill card stock and then onto paper by The Paper Studio that looks like crackled wood.  The background paper is some of my favorite also from The Paper Studio.  The leaf thingys in the corner are cut with Nestabilities.   Here is a closeup:



The paper I used to cut them out was stain samples (like paint samples).  They have great texture and wonderful colors.  You can find them at any hardware store.  I found mine at Lowe's.  The little berry thingys are pearls that I colored with a Bic marker.  I love how you can make any color you want.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using my round and scalloped Nesties.

So there you have it.  Seriously, be sure to go over to Nina's "There's Magic in the Air" to pic up this digital image for free.  We'd also love for you to play along with the challenge this week!

On a final note, for those of you who have not yet signed up for my blog candy, you have until  tomorrow at 6 PM Eastern Time to leave a comment.  You can go HERE for the details and a pic of the goodies.  Good luck to every one who has entered and thanks so much for the great comments!  You guys are the coolest!

OK, that's it for now.  I'll see you all on Wednesday!  Until then, stay safe and have a wonderful week!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

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

31 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This is really beautiful, Curt. I love the colors and the layering on this card, great job!

Nilla said...

And a beautiful card it is! Love your color and the sky behind this gorgeous image is so beautiful! Hugs Nilla

amanda stokes said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Curt!love how you've coloured the image just stunning
hugs amanda x

Patti J. said...

I love your card Curt - the horizon looks so real and pretty! I'm really surprised and happy with this week's image! It's going to be a fun coloring challenge! Great job, my friend! You might need to send this one to your mom too - I think she'd like it! Happy Monday! See you on Wednesday!

Diane said...

Another great card...what a neat image...love how you popped everything up....I love dimension...see you on Wednesday!!

Rosanne said...

Happy Monday Curt! Your card is awesome, as usual. You always have the neatest ideas (getting supplies from Lowes)!!!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT CARD....LOVE THOSE GEESE.....THE BACKGROUND BOARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL........LOVE YA, MOM

mudmaven said...

Awesome card (as always) Curt! ~chris

Danielle said...

Another beautiful card Curt - I love how you placed your stamped panel on the angle - it looks fab! Your colouring is gorgeous and I really love those die cut leaves!
Hugs, Danielle

Jackie said...

Wow, that's so beautiful! Even up close, too! The sky is gorgeous and I really like the panel at an angle. That's hard for me to do, too - good job thinking out of the box!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Curt :-) The image is love;y and your colouring is fabulous ! :-)

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and the best of luck to you too :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Curt! Your coloring is gorgeous. I LOVE that beautiful sky! What a wonderful autumn card.

Jodi said...

Wow!! I love your card! It's colored so beautifully and I can see the dimension you added to it too!! Very awesome scene!
Hugs
Jodi =)

berg4 said...

Fbulous colors on the card! I love the background paper. Fun challenge. Tilting the card worked so well.

DeeDee said...

COOL image! Your coloring is awesome.....as usual! I love that you tilted your focal point...really gives it an intersting look! I too have a hard time not making everything in a straight line...its good to stray sometimes! HUGS!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Curt.
I just love the background, fabulous colouring, great papers too.

Karen x

Nina said...

Curt fab card, I soo loved your sky! Also love seeing you step outside your comfort zone and tilting your image! how brave you were to leave it as well!! :O) Just a beautiful card and lovely challenge this week!

808Girl said...

great use of color... really captures the season! great way to repurpose the stain samples! reuse - reduce - recycle!

Digi Kitty said...

Fabulous as always---will there ever be an unfabulous card? LOL
You do great work--I absolutely LOVE the leaves--I thought they were velvet at first!

Hugs,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
www.thedigikitty.blogspot.com
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mochamama said...

awesome Fall card Curt......hhhhhhmmmm short post, wassss up??

Dawn said...

I love the coloring and the inking for the background...you have a great eye with color.Love that you didn't line up the image.

lisa808 said...

Great Autumn card.

Elaine M said...

Great job on this card - your choice of background paper was perfect! Love it!
Elaine Moore

Deedee Anderson said...

This is gorgeous, Curt!! I'm so glad you took a chance and put the image at an angle -- it's wonderful! Your coloring is fantastic -- I especially love the way you did the sky!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! That sky is absolutely stunning!

1CardCreator said...

Great card Curt, I love how you angled the image, it really does add a lot of interest. Also makes your embellishments and sentiment pop a little more too. I know what you mean about lining everything up neat, I do that too. But I'm glad you stepped outside your comfort zone on this one, because it really looks great! ~Diane

Gina Wrona said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Especially the background and everything else!!!

Ebony gets her stitches out today! Yeah!

Hugs,
Gina

craft_princess said...

Great card! How in the world did you cut out that image?? I am having the hardest time cutting out digis!! Any help would be appreciated! I really like your blog so I am a new follower and then when I read your profile in the upper right and it said you were looking for work I thought I would check what state you live in and lo' and behold...it is the same state as me!! And not only that we only live a little over an hour away from each other!! Small world! :)

-Stacie

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty Curt! Love the leaves and berries!

Rita said...

Awesome card Curt!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Curt!! LOVE this!!