Carolina Girl (Cely)
I love this sketch so I'm using again, but with a little twist.  I'm also trying to meet another deadline.  I kept scratching my head as to how to approach the From the Heart Challenge...follow the sketch or twist which is to use something recycled.  Well, I took pics of me using pony beads and melting them down in the oven to use as enamel dots.  The pony beads weren't serving any use, but changing them into useful dots made a lot of sense.  I just accidentally erased the procedure of me baking.  It didn't smell up the kitchen too much since my DH and I opened up the windows. Anyhooo....very pleased with the results and hope From the Heart Stamp team will consider the beads, turned into useful dots as my recycled item.  (Still mad that I erased the pics!)

I also split up the images from Flappy Birdbrain and placed one of the outside and one on the inside and eliminated the thrid with masking....the beauty of digital!

A2 vertical, pine tree die, my homemade dots from old pony beads, colored the tring orange, cloud punch, pop-ups for dimension

Inside: copics for both birds, sentiment using Word

11 Responses
  1. Pat (mspfd) Says:

    You are a master at coming up with unique design. Love what you did with this birdbrain image.

  2. This just makes me smile. I am loving those little birdies and this darling scene! I must CASE your balloon idea!

  3. Debbie Says:

    Wow, I am loving your fun card.great balloon idea.So sweet.Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.hugs Debbie x

  4. Love your cute! I used the outside gas grill to melt my pony beads=no worry of smelling up the house!😊 Brenda

  5. Jackie Says:

    Fabulous card and great idea with the pony beads.....what are pony beads? :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Those birds are really cute! I love Photoshop and use it on most of my pictures. It's fun manipulating them! Your pony dots turned out great. I have those Skittle things, but never think to use them. I should put them where I can see them. Out of sight, out of mind!!


  7. Jo Says:

    I want to try making enamel dots with pony beads, not plucked up the courage to do it yet though lol.
    Great card! Thanks for joining us at FTH
    Jo xx

  8. Kathy Says:

    LOL! This is so creative and amazing Cely! Love the giant balloon on the front and the cute innies, too. So very creative. Those pony beads were a cool recycle, love that! Thanks for joining us at From the Hearts Stamps.

  9. Deloris Says:

    Another awesome bird brain card! Love the fabulous scene with the tree die cuts and fun balloon! Great recycled item too!

  10. I used an old cookie sheet lined with parchment paper on the grill to melt my pony beads. Worked like a charm! I also tried melting perler beads but didn't get good results...the holes didn't fill in.

  11. Faith S. Says:

    Love this one, too!!

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