Friday, March 20, 2015

Artfully Sent "Q"

Here are some more Artfully Sent samples - let's check in with Gail Vought's samples.  The "q" key is found on page 11 and depicts owls, branches, and a tree.

Gail used Seaside paper packet (X7192B) and colors to adorn this Scene card.  The belly, eyes, and beak of the owl are cut out and Gail chose to back them with Teal Glitter Paper (Z1991), Black cardstock (1386), and Desert Sand Cardstock (in Seaside paper packet).  She accessorized the card with aqua dots (Z1853) and Baker's Twine (Z1921).

One thing that distinguishes Gail's artwork is the incorporation of black.  With this card, Gail outlined the owl.
 Keeping with the black accents, Gail uses Black cardstock under the Brush Paper (X7190B) and again outlines the branch and leaves.  Where did the branch and leaves come?  They are the negative cuts from the <Pocket Card><shift> option of the "q" key.  She could incorporate the other part into a card front or on a layout.

The flowers (page 29 and 70) and black border (pg 63 with holes punched) are from the Art Philosophy Collection  which can be purchased as well.  If you don't have this cartridge, you are missing out on 700 basic shapes, tags, borders, 3D flowers, and more.

This final example is on the Sleeve option.  Gail again used Brushed paper, and outlined with black pen.  And she once again used the negative cuts to add dimension to the pocket card.  Since it's narrower, I believe she used the cuts from the Sentiment card.  It looks like she also had the branch cut smaller and then only used a portion up above where you see "HELLO" -- very creative!

Where can you find "HELLO"?  That word is just one of 700 images found on the Artbooking Collection (Z1906), and found on page 39.  Obviously, Gail likes all four of our Cricut Collections.  I don't think I could pick out a favorite cartridge either!

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