Friday, September 7, 2012

Soaring Eagle

Hey everyone, it’s time for another challenge at Pattie’s Creations. This time our challenge is to emboss. Any type of embossing will do…dry embossing, heat embossing, embossed papers…you get the idea. As usual we do require that you have a digital or stamped image on your creation. You don’t have to have a Pattie’s Creations image…but we sure would be tickled pink if ya did.

For our challenge Pattie generously let me play with Soaring Eagle. I was so excited…and nervous to be able to use this one. I have a very dear friend on the CDAC that has eagles that live right near her home on Vancouver Island so I wanted to be able to give her an eagle on her Birthday Fat Page. Unfortunately my colouring skills are not quite up to doing a Bald Eagle as wonderful as it is, so I decided to colour it like an African Fish Eagle (or as close as I could get it to that *laughing*). I coloured this fabulous image with my Crayola Crayons and oms.

I started off with blue cs from SU, which I embossed with my Garden Delight Design B Reversible M-Bossibilities Folder. This folder is so great as it gives you two embossing folders in one. I then took some pink roses dp from my stash and cut out a square frame (by hand as I don’t own a punch or die that will do this). To this I added some pink dp from BoBunny. The pretty pink ribbon I had in my stash and the flat backed pearls are by Recollections. I made the flowers myself with my EK Success flower punch and my SU 3 flower punch (sorry I can’t remember the name for it but it has 3 flower punches on one punch.). I ran the blue pieces through my Cuttlebug with the M-Bossibilities folder to give it a bit of texture. The leaves were done with my Marvy Uchida Oak leaf punch and the vines are made with my Savannah Border Die by Memory Box.

I made the dp behind the eagle by taking half of my Scallop punch from SU and using my SU pastels to form the clouds. I started off with Pink, then used 2 different shades of blue and blended them all in to give the soft look of clouds in a evening sky.

On the inside left hand side I used a sentiment that I found at Birds Cards and on the right side is a sentiment I found on Split Coast Stampers.

I also added the embossed flower and the ribbon on the inside of the card. On the back I added another sentiment that I found at Birds Cards and some more of the flowers and vines. I also used a Making Memories corner stamp on the corners of my pink paper.

So now that you have made it through this very long post, I hope that you will make your way over to Pattie’s Creations Challenge Blog and join in on our challenge. While you’re there check out what my teamies have done…there’s lots of great inspiration there. Also please make sure that you check out our rules…we don’t have many so it shouldn’t take you long *smiling* Also, if you have entered our last challenge, you will find the winners listed on the right hand side column. Congratulations to those that won!
Thanks for looking….Charlene
Challenges Entered:

Shelly's Images: TTT - Show Us What You Got (Anything Goes)
Polka Doodles: Week #36 - What's the Word Bird?


Anne Temple said...

You did an amazing job on the eagle. Fantastic birthday card and I'm sure your friend will love it too.

Pattie G said...

Charlene, this is Beautiful! I love how you colored my Eagle Image and the colors are so soft.

Pattie ♥

Sandi said...

This came out really pretty Charlene, and I love the embossing on different aspects of your card.

Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW!! Very creation and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Shelly Parker - Shellys Images said...

Just beautiful Charlene! I love the layout on the front of your project. The diamond shape under the eagle really highlights the image. Everything works together so beautifully. Thanks a million for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. :) I love seeing your creations at our challenge.

Kim Kelley said...

So very pretty Char. Love the colors! And your eagle turned out gorgeous! HUGS

shell said...

Beautiful card hun, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.
Shell xx

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