Saturday, November 30, 2013

Floral Birthday Using Art Philosophy

Hello! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to those of you who read my blog in the US. We had a neat day. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting a Mythbusters Exhibition until January. We have wanted to go, but had to do so when Steve was available. Knowing the museum was open on Thanksgiving and that we eat at our normal supper time(no family in town), we decided to go Thursday morning. It was a great time as it wasn't too busy. 
Here are a few sort of decent photos I managed to capture with my phone camera and a bit of enhancing in PSE.
 Steve even got in on the hands on activities. This one was about building a structure that could withstand wind ala The Three Pigs. 
Jessica loved creating all kinds of structures with the different blocks available.
I'm so happy to have this picture turn out okay. This was a highlight of the exhibit. The question to answer was do you get wetter walking or running in the rain. You could do either through a walkway that mimicked rainfall. Then you could look at yourself in a mirror with a blacklight above it. You could then see how many waterdrops you got. Of course the girls went through several times, so the results are not really scientifically accurate. ;) Neat result nonetheless.

And onto the card I created. I saw the original here on Courtney Lane Designs. I thought the cluster of flowers and leaves were just so pretty. I don't own the Art Philosophy cartridge(for the flowers and leaves), but I have a friend who does (Hi Becky) and who is nice enough to let me borrow it. *Ü*

Here is my version of the card:

It's pretty much a copy and steal everything. I used CTMH cardstock and inks: Baby Pink, Buttercup, Pear, Sunflower and Cotton Candy. I used pattern paper from the Chantilly paper pack. The centers of the flowers are punched with circle punches.The focal piece is a cut from the Artiste cartridge (p. 33). The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set. I embossed the background with a Darice embossing folder. I meant to use it the other way, but didn't realize I had it "backwards" until after I  adhered the flowers. Oh well. I kind of like the detail of the debossed look. So, happy accident there! Oh the sparkly looking gems are from CTMH as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I just love it when the creative mojo is flowing!



Laurel said...

Fun photos and such a pretty card!

KayM said...

First off, my heavens, that card is stunning! I love the cut out flowers and the embossed background is gorgeous!! Very beautiful work my friend! Looks like you guys had lots of fun at the museum! I'm so glad :) The picture of Amy in the blue light is so neat! That sounds like fun playing with the raindrops. I'll bet I would have ran through there a time or two myself! ((Hugs!))