Monday, February 21, 2011

BBTB2 Fishing Boy from A Child's Year


Yes, it's safe to come back to my blog now for this week's challenge at BBTB2, the fishing boy from A Child's Year, chosen by our dear and wonderfully talented DT sister Shelly. My original thought was to make a shaped card using the just word "Dream" from the Stamping cartridge but I really wanted to add a tree. That would have made it one super humongo card so I turned it into a wall hanging instead. The tree is from Heritage manipulated a bit in Design Studio to change it's proportions.
Although there is a shadow for the tree, there is no foliage layer so I just cut the tree again and trimmed it where the branches attached and popped each layer. The woodgrain DP is from the DCWV Green Stack, the gingham from Melissa Francis 6x6 Kitchy Kitchen pad (embossed with Swiss Dots, and the rest from the DCWV Linen Closet stack. The disk swing not only a design element, but is also how I attached the left side of the twine hanger to the piece. I use a good deal of foam (cut in large strips) between the layers of my hanging pieces which stiffens things up enough that I don't have to cut a chipboard base.
My fave part of this were the fish I cut from Camp Out in the same patterns from the Linen Closet Stack and attached with a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp. I punched the whole straight through the layers (foam and all) with my Cropadile and also threaded the twine through. My DT sisters came up with lovely pieces for this challenge so be sure to stop over to BBTB2 and have a look and if you don't have A Child's Year, you can use any fish from any cart if you'd like to play along.

34 comments:

  1. omg donna that is just goregous! i love everything about it but the rope swing is just adorable!! huge hugs Lou xxx

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  2. You are without a doubt the shining star of creating ... this, as always, is just fantastic. I love every single detail. What a wonderful little scene.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  3. This is so gorgeous Donna. Very different and very gorgeous x

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  4. Hi donna,
    This is a fabulous creation. I love the lettering and the fisherman and fish are gorgeous. Fabulous crafting.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Holy Cow girl I LOVE IT! As always you rocked the challenge! I love the added tree, why couldn't I think of that, then my boy wouldn't of had to have a ball cap on for some shade, lol! I just loved it!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  6. HOLY SMOKES! I am just blown away by your designs! I can't tell you the number of times I have looked and marvelled at what you've made! That sewing machine card and the Love card from last week were just the most gorgeous, creative cards I have ever seen! You rock it every time, Donna!

    HUGS, Joy

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  7. Good grief, Donna...does it get any better than this. There's really nothing else I can say!!! That disk swing element is brilliant.

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  8. this is awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandra ltb

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  9. I have to go with the "WOW".. but wouldn't this be an awesome card.. you never cease to amaze me Donna.. love love it. hugs

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  10. What a gorgeous wall hanging! I have so much trouble figuring out what to do with A Child's Year cart...thanks for the inspiration!

    :D

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  11. Wow!! This is awesome!! Love the papers you used!

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  12. The swing and the fish swivel clasp are some of the most creative ideas I have seen in a LONG time....you AMAZE me all the time :)
    Maria

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  13. Wow! What a gorgeous wall hanging! I love all the elements! The swing and fish are elements are outstanding!

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  14. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! you did a fabulous job with the color and paper combo and the added touch of the swing and fishes top it all off!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I just love this, Donna. Foam was a great idea. Don't you just love that Linen Closet Stack? Your design is wonderful. I used the boy to get a nostalgic feel for a card and had wanted a tree to, but there was no room. I think you were in my mind ;- ) I never would have thought of that swing though. Perfect!

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  17. This is fabulous! Loving those fishies!

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  18. Wowser!!, girlfriend you rocked the challenge for this week. Love the wall hangin and all the little added details you have added. Perfect to hang in a little guys room.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  19. This is AMAZING!
    It really does have a fantasy feel to it and this would be amazing artwork in a little boys room! I really totally adore this and for sure my fav is the fish too but the large tree in the background and the boy fishing...all the colors/patterns! This is just really super extra special Donna!!!!!

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  20. This is fantastic. The colors, the details - oh that little swing! AND IT'S A WALL HANGING - absolutely fantastic.

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  21. Oh, WOW! Donna this is amazing! I love the swing you made with the button and twine.

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  22. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love the swing and the hanging fish details!

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  23. Donna, this is amazing! I love your layered art! One would never imagine it's all paper! They look like wood plaques! The details in this keep the eyes moving all around the piece. Those fish are the exclamation point! Hugs!

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  24. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! What a wonderful wall hanging and soooo full of amazing details! I love it, Donna!!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  25. OMG, Donna, this is another AMAZING project!!! My God girlfriend where does this all come from?!!! Love it!

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  26. What an awesome wall hanging. I love how the fish came out. Such a work of art! I've got that Linen Closet Stack so I'll be it is even more awesome in real life!

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  27. Donna, this is amazing!! I love all of the detail and "pop dotting". tfs

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  28. I love the way you mix patterned paper. It all works so perfect!

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  29. Ding dang Donna!!!! This just rocks!!!!!
    I love love love it~

    xoxox
    Jen

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  30. This is really awesome. I hope you don't mind, but I scraplifted your tree and boy for a card I recently made.

    Thank you bunches!
    Valerie

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  31. you never cease to amaze me!...gorgeous!...

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Thanks for making my day!