Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Angels Landing July Blog Hop Event - Here Comes the Marching Band!

Welcome to the July Angels Landing Blog Hop. If you missed the beginning of the hop, head over to Judi's blog and follow the links. Today the Design Team is introducing two new digital image sets for July, Marching Band 1 and Marching Band 2.



For today's sample, I chose to create a 3d project called a "Special Date Folio" inspired by Alicia Ekerman (founder of Sheetload of Cards). Alicia posted a tutorial and sample on her blog, you can find it here.

Such a fun group of animals! There were enough pages on the mini folio that I got to play with almost all of the musical animals holding their instruments. Project/card ideas are endless for these two sets. The two new image sets are sized to work together. Each animal has two versions, regular and jointed. You can attach the joints together with brads, beads or tiny buttons tied with strong thread. The parts are marked for either piercing with a needle tool or punching 1/16" holes for jointing. The body gets sandwiched between the front & back arms and the front & back legs. All of the jointed arms and legs are interchangeable, meaning that you can have any animal playing any instrument. How's that for thinking out of the box?

Each image was printed out in approximate height of 2.5 inches. I used Classic Circle Nestabilities to cut them out and pop up with Scotch mounting tape (although popping up the circles made the folio a little thick). Alicia was generous enough to include blank printables for each month found her tutorial post. I tied some wide apple green grossgrain ribbon with a prima flower, crochet fleurette and button embellie around the folio to keep it closed when not in use which slides easily on and off. There are so many other uses for this particular folio: grocery lists, coupons, notes, mini journal, prayer journal, etc. This is the perfect size to keep close at hand in your purse.


Now march on over to ** Denise's blog **

If you get lost along the way, check the master list on Judi's digi-stamps blog. Thanks for coming by...Happy Blog Hopping!


Digital Images: Angels Landing (Marching Band 1, Marching Band 2)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Magnolia)
Cardstock: Jo-Ann’s Value Paper Pad, Georgia Pacific (White)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up Ink (Chocolate Chip)
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Classic Circles)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Apple Green Wide Grossgrain Ribbon
Other: OfficeMax (File Folder), Prima Flower, Crochet Fleurette, Button, Crochet String
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with baby oil

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

Alma - What a great project! And those images are adorable!

Jennifer Scull said...

what an adorable project you have created! I love it!!!! :)

Tammy Murphy said...

Very sweet project... love it

Liz Williams said...

These images are just irresistable. Love your clever project making use of so many of these adorable images.

Tara said...

Alma
Very nice, love these blog hops. I love the colors great job

Lynn said...

What awesome work, Alma!! Such a cute and clever idea perfectly decorated with these adorable musical animals!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhh...my....GOSH!! What a fantastic project idea, and so beautifully done!

Marjorie said...

These little guys are too cute!! I love the music notes coming out of their instruments and that paper is gorgeous!

Judi M said...

How cute to have the instruments playing those musical notes. I also like how you've adapted the "Just a few Notes" sentiment for the tab. This would make an adorable holiday planner, too. Great idea, and you did such a beautiful job with it.

Sparkle said...

What a darling project! A good way to remember birthdays...I'll have to try and make one sometime.

Martha said...

so pretty ;)

KanataNewf said...

What an awesome project! I am bookmarking this post so I can come back and make some of these for my friends!

Lori said...

Love your project and these images are just adorable.

Cassie_lu said...

what a cute project.

Lauri said...

Alma!! this is beautiful!! First..what a great project! One will have to do for sure and second...your design and coloring is phenomenal!!! Love it!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Alma this turned out sooo pretty, and I love this idea!!! great job hun!!!
Have a nice day!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Linda S. said...

Alma, Thanks for sharing this great project. Your coloring is so cute on the marching animals. Thank you for the link to the original project. This will go in my "To Do Folder" where I am gathering ideas for the Holidays. Linda S. in NE

Anita said...

What a cute project!

Denise said...

very creative and adorable project!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning! Alma, you are just too GOOD! I love how the animals march along the folio and the way you've coloured them makes them soooooooh adorable! :O)

Cheryl said...

WoW! Alma, this is fabulous! What terrific papers you picked to match your beautiful coloring on Judi's animals! Super!

=o) kel said...

i love your project but even more i love those images!! thanks for sharing the link, i'm off to buy some digi-stamps lol!

lovies, =o) kel