Thursday, November 21, 2013

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It time for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and for this week it is about Animals and animals prints. Our sponsor for this week is Oak Pond Creations. My images is called Iinda’s Turtle. try and stop by and see all the wonderful creations.

I've been an artist since the day I was born I just never knew it. As a child I always loved arts and crafts but as an adult I let real life take over and forgot about the important things like scissors, paper and glue. I dabbled in jewelry making for a while then my friend Jeni introduced me to papercrafting in 2011 and later that year I started sketching my own greeting card images. In April of 2012 I opened Oak Pond Creations Digital Illustration Studio on Etsy. I hope my images provide inspiration and smiles. Hugs and happy crafting!

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I really took the easy road with this card, I found some stickers I had, they are from EK Success of different trees. My papers are from my scraps.

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The background was done with watercolor paper. Used several different colors and blended them together, ironed until it was dry, then used a TCW template called Aspen Trees, taped that down then sprayed Tattered Angels glitter mist colors meadow green and twilight. Let that set for several minutes.  The leaves are from memory box die called tender leaves. Added some Viva inka gold metallic rub to the leaves.

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Memory box die delicate vine and I added some stickers of a bird and some flowers. These are the copic markers used to color my image. Let the inside open to added a sentiment or a written message.

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As promised here is something fun for you!

Take a look at the words " Get Well Soon" on the card below. This word circle was computer generated and is super easy to do. To show you just how easy, I created a video tutorial to show you. (link below) I love creating these circles as the possibilities are endless! Your greetings can express Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Congratulations!, Welcome Baby, etc. You can even personalize the greetings. Once you've played around with creating your own custom word circles, I hope you'll upload your creations so we can admire your handiwork.



Added Pearl pen color Kiwi. I used one of those action Wobble Springs from and when the card wiggles the turtle does wobbles.

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That’s so much for stopping by. If you can stop by Laurie blog and see several cards she has done and share some love.



Linda W. said...

I've tried the circle sentiment and when I click on WORD ART I do not have access to shapes, just the letter A in various styles. What else can I do to find them?

Roxann said...

This is too cute, Pat! Love the turtle and the tree is gorgeous!

Marie-Louise said...

Another fantastic card Patricia. Hope you are keeping well.

deliadottie said...

What eye catching card, colours are great, and as usual the insides are as great as the outside,you are the only one to my knowledge who shares the insides with every card, you are very kind to take the time to do this, thanks a million, as this is one area that I struggle with, great inspiration, Dee.x

Janet McLaughlin said...

Love your little turtle, Pat! We all come up with such different things even though we use the same image! Your background is beautiful! Great ideas!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Pat!! I love that cute turtle and your tree looks so amazingly REAL!! :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Anne Temple said...

Too cute! Love your card and it's so cool that the turtle wobbles. Love all the dimension on the tree too. Oh, fyi, I lived in AL for 17 years and we rarely see snow. I'm now in TN and think we'll see a bit more of the white stuff, but not anything like you would. :-)

Pia S said...

I think you make the most adorable cards, Pat! You've made the most fabulous scene for this sweet little turtle, love the textured feel of this tree! Great design!

Penny Odell said...

Om-goodness Patricia the is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Linda Palmer said...

This cute turtle is adorable. I love him, love the hands and the expression. Of course your gorgeous coloring makes his pop off the page. LOve your darling card Pat.

Penny said...

Love your card, Pat! It is so cute! Great design & coloring, and the texture is just fabulous! Love your background, too! :^)
And thanks for the tutorial. My Word is from 2003, so not able to use it, but might try the Open Office Draw. :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Oak Pond Creations said...

Patricia this card is just too darn cute! I love the way you've created this adorable scene. Such a treasure! Super creation. Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim

Paper Tails said...

Love this card! That turtle is too stink'n cute. Colored so beautifully.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Patricia wow love your layers on your tortoise card, and the strong colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

This looks great Pat!! Love the cute little guy but I'm really loving that arty background you created :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the texture on the try..its gorgeous
Dr Sonia
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julieprice3 said...

I love the tree, very effective
Hugs Julie P

Linda Compton said...

Hi Pat! I was just over at Oak Pond visiting my friend Kim and saw your gorgeous card using my turtle. You did me proud sweetie. I love how you colored it. I have to say that your tree totally rocks too. Your have such a great talent!