Monday, March 2, 2009
March - Migration, Challenges, Giveaways!
March always sneaks up on me - no doubt because February has a few less days than other months. My husband and I are taking a class at our church every Sunday in March in the late afternoon. It did not register yesterday was the first, and we had to scramble to figure out what to do with the kids. Mostly Abby. Fortunately Jesse's folks were home and we ran them out there.
March - warmer weather, spring ahead. The songbirds wintering in the tropics shall soon be migrating and making their way to Wisconsin. By the end of March we may see some feathered friends we have been missing all winter long. Today's layout features "out on a limb" Magistical Memories chipboard from the new release - I LOVE this piece! (One of many new releases with a "critter" theme.) I knew right away I wanted to scrap a photo I have had since last spring of Abby and her dad birding. Again, the Penny Lane papers by My Mind's Eye had fun colors that worked wonderfully with this photo.
Magistical Memories has challenges and contests going on in March that could end up sending chipboard your way! Take the CRITTER CHALLENGE! The challenge will run from March 1 through March 31. Simply upload into the challenge gallery at www.magisticalmemories.com and you could be the proud winner of a very super cool prize package of chipboard goodness!!
I simply painted the bird and topped it with a coat of iridescent turquoise courtesy of Duncan Scribbles paints, which are translucent and put a nice shimmer coating on top of an opaque coat of acrylic.
For the tree branch I painted a coat of tan as a base, topped with "weathered wood" medium by FolkArt (similar to a crackle medium) and placed a top coat of dark brown over the medium once dry, to give my branch many lines and a bark-like appearance.
I used a fancy bookplate chipboard shape to frame in the title, which I created on the computer, including the "bird watcher" font, which gives me the hummingbird icon.
The theme is "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for the Magistical Memories March contest. More info will be coming soon on this one!
Also, if you Facebook join the Magistical Memories fan page you'll be entered into a drawing to win the Scrap Easels http://www.facebook.com/pages/Magistical-Memories/126514970244 . Drawing to be held March 16th, and winner will be announce shortly there after, if you have already become a fan your already entered, if you want to be a fan click the above link and add us as a fan. Don't forget to tell your friends.
So much going on this week and this month - hope I find time to scrap a smidgen of all that is in my head. Right now I have to return to my cards for a swap on Thursday night - lots to finish! I will be sharing my card soon as it is way cool!