Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Creative Images Meeting

We had a good turnout on a dark and rainy night, with ten ladies bringing exchange cards following our theme of “A Bird in the Hand” and Linda and Ursula providing the matryoshka nesting dolls card.  In the future, if we can’t think of something to follow the theme, just think of it as a guideline and bring along whatever card you want.  Our treasury made some money last night for non-exchange card participants, me included.  I knew it was a guideline, I just couldn’t decide on a card.  My bad.  The ones we got were pretty good, though. 

First up, Therese’s fussy cut hand holding an egg over a couple of pretty blue birds.  What came first, the egg or the bird?  Click on any pic to enlarge it, then back to return.

Bird-Therese

Herman cleverly combined this photo of cupped hands with a gold-embossed hummingbird.

Bird-Herman

Here we are, side by side.  No rhyme or reason to this silly blog doing that.  sigh.

On the left is Holly’s birdcage lady holding a bird in her hand.  On the right, Jeannie made this gorgeous peacock.  See, a guideline.

Bird-Holly Bird-Jeannie

On the left is Lona’s red-cheeked birdie.  I miss red-winged blackbirds sitting on top of cattails.  On the right is Melanie’s mitten holding a little bird.

Bird-Lona Bird-Melanie

Nancy Nottingham was a guest last night and she made the bird on the branch with button accents.  I think she is joining our group.  On the right is Pam’s little birdie told me. 

Bird-Nancy Bird-Pam

Back to single file.  sigh  This beautifully colored cardinal was done by Rosie, a head start on Christmas.

Bird-Rosie

Tange made these three beach chicks, coloring them brightly and adding yellow flocking for fun. Love those purple sunglasses!

Bird-Tange

Below are Linda and Ursula’s two project samples.  They provided everything to cut out each layer, down to the hair, the buttons, ribbons, googly eyes and rhinestones for the hair.  Great job, ladies.  Mine will go next month to my twin great nieces.

Project Sample 2 Project Sample 1

Here’s Rosie’s, Jeannie’s and Melanie’s projects.  Rosie is sending hers to her granddaughter who’ll be five (I think).

That’s it for now.  Next month our challenge cigar boxes are due and the exchange theme is “Fall Harvest.”  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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3 comments:

~* Tracy *~ said...

I love looking at all the ladies lovely creations. The nesting doll cards are awesome :)

{ka slagoski} said...

I accidentally found your blog when I was searching for my friend's blog. I couldn't leave without commenting! I have to say that the cards featured here are so cool! I have to agree with Tracy that the nesting dolls are way too awesome! Love it!!!

Deelite said...

Looks like a lot of creativity going on this month with your club. Hats off to Herman for using the photo. Really outside the box! Holly's birdcage and Jeannie's cards were so elegant. Loved the colors on those peacocks! Lona had a great idea for coloring her birdie, and Melanie's mitten was just darling holding that little guy. Always nice to have guests, especially if they want to join. I like what Nancy did with the bird on the branch with the buttons accents, and Pam's little birdie told me card is cute as can be. I would have to say that Rosie's Christmas card really caught my eye. Love what you did with the colors, and that holly really popped off the page. Tange's little flocked birds ready for the beach just really made me giggle. Nice job Tange. Linda and Ursula's project with the little dolls, looked like so much fun. I especially love those rhinestone accents.
One slap on the wrist to my friend Kathy, for not coming up with a birdie idea, but I can't wait to see what you ladies do with the cigar boxes. What fun.
Again, Kathy, thanks for sharing.