Monday, April 4, 2011

SFC92 they're only words

Happy Monday morning, my friends. Today is a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog. Today's challenge is SFC92 - They're Only Words. That means we want to see some "wording" on your creation. Whether it's a single quote, background papers with wording like a dictionary collage, newsprint papers, a page from an old book, or adding a "word balloon", etc. to your creations... you get the idea, right?

Although you may use any images on your creation to enter the challenge, in order to qualify for the prize you must use at least one Squigglefly image! You may combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! If you don't have any Squigglefly images, help yourself from the FREEBIES available.

You have until Sunday evening to upload your new creation to your blog or any on-line photo gallery. Please use SFC92 in your keywords.

Please add a DIRECT link to your project in the InLinkz box on the SF blog, so we can find it -- (new creations only and no back-linking please!). If you have more than one entry, link each one separately.

The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up next Monday, so be sure to come back to see if you are a winner!

On my card, I used a stamp set called Faith, Love, Hope. I wanted the bird to be facing both directions, so I printed Hope frontwards and backwards and cut the birds off.

To get the word Love on the hanging sign (which is a Sizzix die by Tim Holtz), I first printed it on cardstock and then traced the die cut on the back, so I could line it up on the die in the correct position. I'm happy to say that it worked the first time. But then I'm not above marking lines on my dies with white gel pen. Whatever works.

I colored the images with copic markers. For the woodgrain, I used direct to paper technique and dragged my ink pads across the paper. I used creamy caramel, more mustard, really rust, and chocolate chip ink. I didn't need to add sponging on the edges, because that happened just from dragging the ink across the die cut. I wanted the word to be a little bit brighter, so I colored over the copic marker with red colored pencil.

To make the card base look like siding on a house, I drew lines with a marker every half inch. I made a sign post with black cardstock. The sign bracket is embossed two times with clear UTEE, to give it a nice glossy finish and make it look like a metal bracket. I attached the bracket, sign and birds with dimensional tape. Then I used some hemp to tie the sign onto the bracket.

I'm really happy with the way this turned out. It was exactly what I was going for. That doesn't happen very often.

Be sure to stop over at the Squigglefly blog and check out what the rest of the team has done today. And then be sure to check out the newest images over at

Thank you so much for stopping in today.


Anonymous said...

Melody, your project is just GORGEOUS and so clever hun!! LOVE the way you've used the die cut on this and your little birdies at the top!! Very sweet and thanks for sharing this!! HUGS

brandi said...

yes, you are right her project is really nice i love it...

JanR said...

What a great idea!

Holly said...

Melody I love this. The idea of making it a hanging sign and the way you did the siding on the house is just fabulous. I really like how you got the birds facing each other too. You were sure using your noodle on this one!

Rebecca said...

sooooooooo incredible! i love all the details and thanks for the inspiration on using the Tim Holtz dies with my project!

Dani said...

Lovely card!! :)

Starla said...

I like the hanging sign! The bracket soooo looks like black metal!

cesar said...

these are great inspirations i love the details and designs.

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