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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

May 7, 2010

Carnivale!






















Ok folks... my FIRST design post here at TheBugBytes!!! And how exciting was this project!?! To be quite honest, this project became a God-send since I have been at the hospital with my son for the past three days. That little Gypsy did a GREAT job keeping me distracted!!! My son is going to be fine (WHEW!) and I got some projects completed, so all is good! This project is of course a Mardi Gras mask. I created it using George and Basic shapes for the eyes, then welded different flourishes from the Storybook cartridge (my favorite cartridge of all time!!!!) and finally the "feathers" were created using more flourishes from Storybook and Accent Essentials. If you don't have Accent Essentials, this mask would look WONDERFUL with REAL feathers! The mask handle was created by coloring an orange stick that I use for my manicures... hahahahahaha! One person's "cheap" is another person's "resourceful"! LOL! The shadow for the mask was created using the "shadow feature" of each of the shapes. Everything in the cut file is welded and ready to cut. I also intend on shrinking this mask and using it to create some cards.

So, here are the extras... Stickles! Lots and lots of Stickles!!! HAHAHAHAHA! I mentioned in the post on my blog that this mask would look AMAZING with Mardi Gras beads hung to embellish it. Honestly, I was terrified to do anything more to this mask. This thing was so plastered with Stickles that the paper buckled slightly from the dampness and weight of the Stickles! I'm so serious! The Stickles colors I used are: Diamond, Purple, Eucalyptus and Black Diamond. I'm gonna need me a few more of those Black Diamond Stickles... I LOVE IT!!! Oh! One last thing! The frame that I used on this layout was a pre-designed frame on the Storybook cartridge. Did I mention that the Storybook cartridge is the greatest cartridge ever??? Cuz it is!!! :) I hope you guys have as much fun with this mask as I did making it!

Click HERE to go to Gypsy Cut File link.

12 comments :

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful project! Glad to hear that your son will be fine! I swear DD's mission when she was younger was to have me completely gray-headed lol.

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

It's fantabulous!!! What a lovely project. Glad that your son is well and safe and the G helped you keep distracted. Love the colors. Makes me want to say
"Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler"

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great Project and so happy to hear your son is ok! Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

This is amazing! I too am a stickles fanatic. I put them on EVERYTHING. Just have to have my stickles.

Glad to hear that your son will be ok. So scary to have a child in the hospital.

Mrs B said...

Just beautiful! I Love this! Great job on your project! Glad your son is doing better!
CindyB

Jodie R said...

Sooo pretty! I love the colors and the stickles. Great job!

Hope your son is running around again soon!

amylynn said...

Fantastic project! Yes Gypsy can be a God-send! I love it! Glad to hear your son will be ok.

Dakota Bear said...

Very nice job. Now I need to get another cartridge Accent Essentials. And I wholeheartedly agree with you that Storybook is the greatest.

Lori Apgar said...

So glad your son is ok!! Love the stickles on your mask!!

mahuntington said...

My heart fluttered just hearing the word child and hospital in the same sentence. So glad he is going to be well and hopefully you are also. I love stickles or any kind of glitter. It dresses up a card so muc.

Audrey Frelx said...

This is beautiful!!! Great job!

Karen said...

Glad to hear that everything is going to be okay. Love the glitter!

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