Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #16 - Half and Half!

Did you ever have one of those weeks were everything seemed to fly right past you and you were left just standing still? That's how I felt this week is going. I'm so sorry about being late with getting my Try It Out Tuesday up. I got called to work at the bowling alley and though I'd have time to get my card up, but I've left my power cord to my camera somewhere and it's MIA right now. I'll have to stop and get one on my way home tonight and doesn't that just get my goat. Can you see something but can't walk over to it? It's like you know just where it it but can't seem to get to it? Can I hear an "Amen!"? That's me today.

When our ever creative and talented Design Team Leader, Suzanne, for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) Follow Your Heart blog, gave us the challenge of cutting an image in half, I got sick to my stomach! I find it difficult to trim around the edges of my images but to cut one in half? Well, that was asking for a lot from me. I had to find the right stamp and it couldn't be one of my faeries or Rubber Romance because those are like buddies and pals to me, kindred spirit, and it couldn't be one of Anki's Sweethearts. I helped give life to those sweeties! So what was it going to be? The only thing I had left were my Shy Bears and everyone hopefully knows how much I adore them. So since it had to be one of them, I picked the biggest one I had, Birdhouse Shy Bear and almost closed my eyes and cut! I tried to keep as much of him as possible and I think I did a pretty good job.

Almost everything on this card you can pick up at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. She's got some great deals going on there! Go take a peek! I stamped my image and then the birdhouse two more times - one to cute out the entire house and the second one for the bird. I used some Yellow Velvet Flock for the bird and a bit of Glossy Accents for the roof. I highlighted my Bear's nose with my Grey Souffle pen and then topped it with Glossy Accents and used a bit on his eyes. The bird seed is touched up with Distressed Stickles and some buttons and Scrapper's Floss .

After what I went through cutting up this image, I can see why I'm in administration rather than medicine! I'm just not cut out to make the big cut! I hope you enjoy my halfsies and please don't ask me to cut an image for a while!

Card Ingredients:

Birdhouse Shy Bear by I Break For Stamps from SCACD, Yellow Velvet Flock, Souffle pen, Glossy Accents, Distressed Stickles in Straw, My Mind's Eye Paper, Scrapper's Floss, buttons, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS.


Maria Matter said...

Susan, this was definitely worth the wait! Fabulous! This bear is so cute and I love the details you've added! Great job!
Blessings, Maria

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is so adorable! Love the little bear, too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine

Suzanne J Dean said...

So, so cute Susan! Love all the texture you used on this lil' cutie too! Fabby job on the challenge!


Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Cuuuuuuuuuute! I love how you cropped the image and framed it! Sweet sweet!

Aud said...

Oh, your card is the sweetest! I just love it!♥


Iris said...

OMG this is soooo cute Susan! Fab card my friend!!!

Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable!! I love the bear and the sprinkling of the glitter is so lovely!! :)

Claudia Rosa said...

fabulous card!
i was yesterday over at suzannas store considering the floss.. now you have convinced me

Susana M said...

Hi Susan,
I love this card as we know it's on the big side overall but you caught the essence by cropping the stamp and gave it a great feel and focus!!!
Hearts and Hugs

Michele Spera said...

I think this card is too cute! I love the way you colored it, and the dp chosen!
the details add to the fun of the card!
michele spera

Tasha said...

Gorgeous card - i love the colours and the fb layout - its so beautiful.
I have whole years that fly by me!
love tasha xx