2010/03/19

Raccoon-chocolate-mint-white-many-circles card

Another entry for the "March gingerbread" sketch challenge at rus-scrap.ru.
And I'm also gonig to take part in Colour Create Challenge: I love these colors! Chocolate, mint and white! And another option was adding some texture.

That's what I've made. Something complicated, yet funny.


The base is chocolate paper embossed with Cuttlebug "Birds and swirls" folder, on top of that I made a few circles - mint with white. The bottom circle is hand-marbled mint paper with green and white accents. All circles are cut with shaped scissors. The upper mint circles are embossed with Fiskars "Nature" plate. I also added some white "berries" - puffy gel, heated with a heat-tool, so that it became puffy anf velvety. The stripe at the bottom of the card is created with 'Foam balls clay' - it's kids' "clay" made of foam balls and non-toxic glue. It's a lot of fun working with it =) And the color is very cute - pure mint, although the photo shows it pretty faded. And the main element on the card is a medallion. It's made of white paper with double edge: torn mulberry white paper (fluffy edge) and brown thread loops (to make the medallion "pop-up" a little against the mint background). There's a mint-white quilled flower in the center of medallion (I was inspired by Pastilka's card ;) ). The center of the flower is embellished with micro-beads. A close-up:


So let's take the medallion and pull it slightly: it come off, it was fixed with a magnet (tape-magnet: one part under the flower the other part under the first circle). And that's how the card looks without the quilled flower:

A raccoon was hiding behind the medallion =) He's made of fluffy-edged mulberry paper and with velvet mask (another texture ;) ), with tiny rolling eyes and a bead as his nose. All the circles are fixed only at one point - nose.
The reverse side of medallion has a scheme and a phrase (sorry, forgot to take a photo!) saying that you should rotate the circles to match the parts of the shoots (little white and mint leaves). So we rotate the circles and that's what we see:

There's another raccoon hiding inside of the tree =)

Then I wanted to add a sentiment, but couldn't decide.
I could write "From the two of us" - and it would be a birthday or anything-else greeting for my mother-in-law, for example =)
Or I could write "Come to my den!" - and it would be an invitation for an evening hang-out for a friend of mine.
I could add a couple of hearts and write a playful "Let's get together", "Missing your kissing" or "Join me in my cozy nest" - and it would be a card for my significant one.
Or I could continue my projects for "dads-to-be" and write "There's a plenty of room in our nest... let's fill it with kids! =) " as a suggestion of planning a baby.
Wanted to give this card to my husband, but he laughed "Are you going to give this card to me because there's nowhere you can place it?" - pointing out the other cards I made with sketch, still lying on the table - homeless and useless =)
Can't say I want to give this card to him anymore =) So, it will be added to my large raccoon collection.
Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated =)

7 comments:

  1. Brilliant! What a fantastic use of the colours. Your cake cards is just amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  2. Unusual, imaginitive project!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas (GDT)
    x

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  3. Sharon, Eiglas - thank you very much for your warm comments =) I enjoyed working with these colours =)

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  4. Можно я скажу кратко? Офигеть!
    Это уже не открытка, а целая игра "найди енота" :)

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  5. Yukkie Jenny, спасибо =)
    Да, я тоже подумала, что на книжку-игрушку похоже =))

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