I used Wanted Paper from Cosmo Cricket. I just wrapped my gift box. That was challenge enough! Because of the angled sides I had to take tucks in the paper to make it fit (think of when you learned to sew darts in high school home ec class!)
I had the best time making the card, as usual! It's my favorite thing! With the paper chosen I knew I wanted to use aqua with browns. But the aqua is almost a sage green so some blending of Blue greens and greens made the colors on her outfit exactly what I wanted! In the corner is a new brad from the SU catalog! Love it (a deal at 4.95 for a box of them!). I made sort of a conch with it using twill ribbon and twine.
I colored another face and set of hands and mounted them on top of the base image. Debbie at Buffalo Stamps and stuff does this in her stamping and I wanted to give it a try. Very 3D! The cactus is also cut out and made 3D.
I don't know if Tilda can lasso a calf, but I'm pretty sure she can rope that cactus! And in the box? Trail mix, of course!
Well, if you're inspired and want to do a little shopping you can head over to the Magnolia-licious store. We hope you'll join in the challenge and link your own birthday card and altered gift item to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog!
Thanks so much for ridin' on by today!
E000, E11, E01 and R30 skin
BG10, BG72, G20 and G21 for the turquoise (just G20 and G21 for the cactus)
E31, E35, E25, E99 and E29 for browns on clothes and boots, E08 for her tie
Y21 and some of the browns for hair
Y21 and YR24 for rope