Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Angel's Landing Blog Hop (New Release Peeks!!!)

Edited to add: Hi you wonderful crafty people you. I'm taking today (Thursday) off. The days of double tutorials at the beginning of this week wore me down a bit. :o)

Want some inspiration, in the meantime?
The Caardvarks Crew is creating like crazy!
It's day three of the GCD hop HERE




Judi kindly asked me to be a guest of her talented Angel's Landing design team--what an honour--and I even get to join them in today's Blog Hop! Hopefully, you can hop along too. (There are 2 new gorgeous releases & blog candy give-aways as well!) ;o)

Angel's Landing


If you came from Lisa Cook's blog, then you're in the
right hopping order! (Isn't her work incredible?)

I love Judi's artwork. Her brand new sets--Autumn Tweetings (used here) & Ho Ho Holidays--simply take my breath away with their combination of cuteness & class!

Autumn Tweetings:

A pair of Birdies:


Isn't the way these birds are looking at each other too cute for words? :o)

These fine feathered friends are dressing up two
label-shaped boxes that I can't wait to give to my Nana & Papa
(They both love bird-watching in their garden.)

Momma Bird:

Gotta love the perfect artistic simplicity of the
branch & berries in these images...

Baby Bird:

blue bird of happiness. :-D



(digital embossing on patterned paper)

To Emboss the Digital Images, I did this stuff:
  1. Started with 2 patterned papers (7Gypsies: Small Script & Kraft Vie).
  2. Painted them with an acrylic paint wash: white paint+some water
  3. Stamped in the paint (with a text stamp) for the baby bird.
  4. Dried the painted papers (under books to flatten them).
  5. Set Photoshop printer settings-Momma's printed at 40% Baby 30%
  6. Prepared embossing powder & printed the birds out.
  7. Embossed the wet printer ink (clear embossing powder) & heat set.
Then I coloured them with Copic markers, trimmed around
them & matted them on blue-red cardstock.


Please click photos for JPGs links for PDFs

Large Box:
(used for Mamma Birdie)
measures 4 1/2" wide at the bottom



PDF Large Label Box (no score lines-just guide marks)
PDF Large Label Box (score guide)

Medium Box:
(used for Mamma Birdie)
measures 4 2/8" wide at the bottom


PDF Medium Label Box (no score lines-just guide marks)
PDF Medium Label Box (score guide)

Thank You so much for taking time
out of your busy day!



The next stop on the Hop
is Jennifer Scull
!!!

(Her work is SO lovely)

53 comments:

Lynn said...

What beautiful work with these delightful bird images, Mel!! Thanks for the fun box templates!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

WOW, I love these birds. You did a fantastic job with them!

Cindy said...

And yet... another fantastic creation, Mel!! Love it!!

Stamping Mutt said...

Mel, I am glad we both got to join in the fun today! I've been enjoying all of your AL projects so far! I just love what you did with the birdie images. You are always so great at sharing instructions - thank you! This is a such a wonderful gift for any bird lover!

Alma =)

Anita said...

Wow! Beautiful boxes1 Thanks for the templates.

Alex said...

You create the most amazing things!

Love these, just love them! Thank you for sharing the details on the "how to"

Godelieve said...

So lovely! Thanks for the templates.

Tink said...

WOW! That is soooo cute!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is amazing Mel!
Thank you for sharing!!
Blessings, Maria

Lisa Foster said...

Beautiful Mel!!! Your coloring is so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing that fab tutorial and the templates for your cool boxes!
Hugs,
lisa

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super fun project!

Teri said...

Those are the absolute cutest birds I've seen yet! And those boxes are beautiful!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I love what you've done with these adorable birds, Mel!! Just beautiful!!!

Kim said...

Mel,
Beautiful work! Thanks, for sharing your beautiful work with us and the templates so that we are able to recreate your work. You Rock!

Jan Scholl said...

Everyone else has a fall look but this reminds me of early summer when the strawberries are ripe for picking and people are being so laid back.

Mae said...

Wonderful template & I love those birds.

Meda said...

Oh Mel, those birds are so beautiful!

There is literally too much inspiration on your blog. Too bad I only get to look and not much time to create.

Verda said...

Great idea I will have to give it a try. Great card.

Verda said...

Great idea I will have to give it a try. Great card.

Donna said...

Wow Mel, your nana and papa are going to love these two boxes, they are gorgeous, you did a really fabulous job with them, love the 3d look of the birds, branch and berries. Must have been a lot of work, but most definitely worth it.
hugs
Donna xx

StampinCathy said...

This is totally awesome and inspiring! Thanks for the templates.

*Alison* said...

This is by far my FAV.. on the hop.. thanks so much for sharing with us HUGS www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Lauri said...

You are amazing!! So I have been lurking here for years but probably never commented (I am not worthy haha)....such gorgeous coloring and THANK YOU!!! for the box templates! I love templates!

Jennifer Scull said...

gorgeous as always! and I'll be making something with these fun templates! thanks! :)

Nancy said...

very nice mel, as always I love your work!

Michelle Redman said...

Awesome creation Mel!! Thanks for the templates!! It is gonna be so cool working with you and seeing all you make throughout our awesome DT term!!

Yelowflower said...

Those are great project! thanks for sharing.

yelowflower at yahoo.com

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Work!!!

Miss Sue said...

Nice job of watercoloring! My mom and dad are bird watchers. Gives me an idea.

Patricia St Martin said...

beautiful work. love the coloring and the colors

Diana said...

I have seen some wonderful work on this hop......I love the boxes you do and these are no different....I'd love to win some images to work with.
Thanks
Diana

Judi said...

Love the coloring on your birds - thanks for the templates - have them already printed out - can't wait to use them.

Judi said...

Love the coloring on your birds - thanks for the templates - have them already printed out - can't wait to use them.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

How beautiful these little boxes are! TFS!

Maxine said...

Wow we get a free template too? I love your masterpiece!

Julie said...

Wow, that is a great technique, I will have to try it sometime.

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! Such detail! LOVE!!

Shawna said...

Lovely! Your stuff is ALWAYS lovely!

Digi Free said...

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Nancy said...

Wonderful project, Mel:O) Love the cute image, thank you for charing the templates:)
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Susie Little said...

I Love you birds and the black and white gift bag below is just Stunning!

ellen s. said...

tfs the template!
it's beautiful!

dstandard said...

Fabulous!

KyJeJe said...

Your birdies are really cute. Love your ideas.

Elena said...

Beautiful boxes! Love these cute bird images!

Judi M said...

Gosh, Mel, thank you so much for your comments about my images :). I've probably been here for 15 minutes studying your photo enlargements, appreciating all the texture and detailing you've put into them. The berries are so dimensional, they look like they would lift right off my monitor. Love the idea to size the pair differently to make Mama & Baby. They look fantastic on your neat box templates. Wonderful project.

Lisa said...

Very pretty Mel! I love how you colored the detail of the bird!

Rachel said...

WOW, GORGEOUS!!!
hugs,
Rachel

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous bird boxes! Thanks for the templates. Your colouring is beautiful!

Phyllis said...

Beautiful birdies!! Wonderful cards.

Rook No. 17 said...

What a delightful find and a beautiful project! I have a tradition with my 8-year old daughter, Madeleine, to give her a "bluebird of happiness" on the first and last days of school. I'm going to have to try this project. Thank you! You are so talented!

Karen said...

Lovely boxes! Thanks for sharing the technique and templates.

Roberta said...

Love the box templates! I didn't have time to stamp, so I ran them through the Cuttlebug and they look great. Thanks so much for sharing!