Friday, February 26, 2010

Twiggy Tuesday Trigger

Thought I'd hop into the Tuesday Trigger this week (since everybody else was doin' it!) and I haven't had enough time to love on Theresa's adorable "Hang in There" set as much as I'd like yet but I'd been meaning to make a little koala card, replacing the branch part of the image with a real twig, so I thought the Tuesday Trigger combo of natural Kraft , yellow and black would go great! I inked up just the koala, colored, and then cut it out, the paws behind the branch and back arm are separate. Then I just went out in the yard and hunted around until I found the perfect stick! (hey, try getting involved and make them go do it! LOL!) :) It's so fun to put a natural element on a card, and gives it a great masculine feel. I glued my twig and back pieces on with Mono Multi on the Kraft background stamped with the leafy branch images in Memento Black, then popped up the body with two layers of dimensionals to compensate for the thickness of the twig. Base is Pure Luxury White, plus Black Onyx and Lemon Drop mats.

Have a wonderful weekend! Some exciting stuff coming up, stay tuned!

11 comments:

Jennie said...

About time you jump on the Trigger bandwagon! :o)
Cute card and love your take on the trigger. The koala is so cute and love the design.

Tina Gilliland said...

Eeeeeek!!! How clever to get a REAL branch!! I LOVE this!!! I have no idea with the "Trigger" is... or I've been sidelined and never noticed... but hey... I love what you did here! LOL Great job, girlfriend.

Brenda said...

Wonderful Melanie! Your card is totally fabulous! So very clever.....

Theresa Momber said...

LOVE IT!!! So darn cute and I love the real twig!

Diana Q said...

Love this Melanie! So fun to look at and so creative! ;D Diana Q

Lori said...

Adorable! Great idea.

Melinda Spinks said...

Now how cute is that Koala! What a wonderful card.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh how cute!!! Love that koala.

Carolyn King said...

how fun. love the twig substitution and the fun grasses along the bottome! Adorable card!

Betty said...

LOVE IT! I was going to totally CASE this and started looking to see how you extended the branch then duh! So then it was dress up and go out in the snow to find a branch or put it on hold? I put it on hold, it got up to 15 yesterday here. BRRR. I don't think we'll ever have spring. But I will use your idea. I usually save things my long haired dog finds for me but can't find them right now.

Cath said...

Hey Melanie! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks for playing along! :)