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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

365 Days of Cricut - Birds and Birdcages Blog Hop

Hi All!  Welcome to the 365 Days of Cricut - Birds and Birdcages Blog Hop. As you can tell by the name and projects you have already seen, this hop is all about birds and birdcages! I was so excited when Sandra said I could be a part of this amazing hop!  I had the perfect paper in mind (DCWV Mariposa Stack) and the perfect embellishments (Recollections Boutique Fleur) so I couldn't wait to get started!  Of course, my illness took hold and I had to do this last minute as usual. I was really hoping to spend a couple of days sorting and working through this to make something super fantabulous, but I still am quite pleased with my creation even though I wasn't able to spend as much time on it as I had hoped.

If you arrived here from the super cool Monica - Simply Cricutting then you are in the right spot!  If you just happened to stop by my page and want to start at the beginning (which of course, you should!), then you will want to start with Sandra herself!  There is a list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.  There is bound to be some awesome candy along the way and if you are interested in winning a little something from me, then be sure to become a follower and leave a comment with a way for me to reach you.  I will send a little handmade card and a few little fun items to the winner.  I will be drawing winners for all of my previous hops and this one by the end of this week.

Now onto my project!  This is quite picture heavy, but it had to be to show all the different layers and dimension.  Basically I used the Mariposa stack and took some of my favorite pieces, fussy cut them and layered them to make an awesome framed picture.  If you look really close, you can tell that there is adorable birdcage foiled matting around the whole thing, then a layer of black matting, then all the different pieces.  The butterfly wing is cut out to pop it up and the bird cage is a completely separate piece that is pop-dotted with a Recollections bird pasted on top of it.  I left the glass out of the frame so all of the dimension could show through.  Also, look closely at the moth panel... You'll see it flip up to reveal one of my favorite Jillian Vance stamps that says "Live Your Legacy".  I stamped it in a color that worked great on solid black, but not faded black, so had to draw over it with a gel pen, but I love it anyways!  Hope you all enjoy!

 Look closely to see the background birdcage foil paper...
 The birdcage with flowers was fussy cut and pop-dotted, the moth/butterfly was cut around the wing only to make it 3-D...
 The interactive flap...
 Live Your Legacy - on black paper with gold foil...
 A better view of some of the layers...
 Closeup of the wing and bottom of birdcage.  The birdcage is also foiled..

Well, there you have it!  My little work of art.  I think I'll either sell it or hang it up somewhere.  :0)  Here's the list in case you get lost.  Your next stop is the awesomely talented Corri.  Don't forget to leave me a comment and become a follower for a chance to win a little candy!

1. Sandra  
2. Ashley
3. Nadia
4. Yolie
5. Celeste
6. Mel
7.  Monica
8.  Amy
9. Corri
10. Carley
11. Sylvia
12. Jess
13.  Pam
14.  Laura
15.  Dee
16.  Blue Crayons

Thanks again for stopping by today!

XO ~ Amy Jo

P.S.  Thank you all for your well wishes.  I'm still in a lot of pain, but will do my best to keep up with things!


JustYolie said...

OMGoodnes it's absolutely beatiful!! I just love how you made the butterfly pop! :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful picture. Love the layer look
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jessica said...

This is beautiful! I love all the dimentions!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Absolutley stunning frame.

Eva said...

Hi Amy, Oh this is so cool. I love all of your layering and the glittery cage is wow. Very nice. Feel better soon.
Eva :0)

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful Amy, lovely frame.

Smiles Sher

ScrappinT said...

Beautiful card! You can never go wrong with DCWV!

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning card. Love the dimension. Hope that the pain lessens and you have more time to craft.

Bunny Vance said...

Amy, that is just beautiful!!! Glad you are felling better :)

Linda said...

WOW is all I can think of to say at this amazing piece of artwork. You are one very talented lady and I just love it.

I am already a follower Amy :) and visit your blog quite regularly :)

Sending you lots of hugs
Linda mwah xxx

Dee said...

Amy I love your project. It is absolutely beautiful. I hope you are feeling better today.

TFS, Dee:)

joydee1963 said...

Great project!beautiful paper,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Pendra said...

Beautiful... love the layers!

scrapalajen said...

Amy Jo,

This is a wonderful piece of art!

Sandy said...

Wow! What a lovely piece of art! I am a new follower.

lovescrapreflect said...

beautiful card

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super sweet, great details! Hope you are feeling better!
Already a Follower!


smyiow said...

I love the vintage look, nice work!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful vintage card!! Thank you for sharing!!

Monica Flores said...

I absolutely love your project Amy!! It is great!! I would definitely hang that beautiful piece of art! Having a blast on this hop with you!


callyannc said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing, CallyAnn

Amy E said...

Hi Amy, Sorry to hear you're still in pain, but I hope at least it's starting to ease up some. FEEL BETTER!

Your art is beautiful! I love the dimension and all the little pops of sparkle!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

McVic said...

oh my its just beautiful!! I would love to make something like this and hang itup! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anniebee said...
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Anniebee said...

Hi, Amy! LTNS! I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been well lately. I hope you're feeling better now. I love this project! Mariposa is one of my favorite stacks from DCWV and what you have done with it is fabulous! I'll be back around later for the new set of projects.

Take care!

P.S. Sorry for the deletion. I hit the post button a bit too quickly and my comment had major typos in it! It's late... what can I say? LOL

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your projects is beautiful. i am a follower.
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Judy said...

Beautiful card - love the detail and layering! I am already a follower...
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Cathy said...

Your card is beautiful, sorry to hear about your pain, hope you ge relief soon.
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Jani said...

Such a pretty project. I love all the papers and the vivid colors.

katieo said...

Hi Amy. I hope your pain has eased since you wrote this post. Your card has so may fun elements I love the glitter on black paper contrasted with the bright elements

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! I love all the layers and how you made it interactive! I think this is just way too pretty to sell and you should hang it up instead LOL! I'm really glad that you were able to participate in my hop!

Ashley Nicole said...

This is gorgeous. Love that it's interactive. Aren't the Mariposa papers lovely. I hope you are feeling better. Nice being on the hop with you.

Brenda said...

what a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing it. I love the "vintage" look it has and that butterfly is wonderful.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Maria Elena said...

Beatiful project ! Hope you Get well soon !
Thanks for commenting in my blog;)
Have a great Monday!
~Maria Elena~

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