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Monday, August 1, 2011

If Pigs Can Fly...

The challenge for this week's Squigglefly Challenge Blog is to use a Squigglefly image and add a handwritten sentiment, doodle or something hand-drawn to your project.  I chose to make an altered notebook for my dreams.  Some people call it a wish list, others a bucket list.  Regardless of its title, it's the things you want to do either before you die or when you have money to burn and the time to spend it!
I am a list maker.  I love to make funky, unique notebooks for my lists.  So when I saw this cutest of cute digi-images from Squigglefly called Wanda, I knew I had to use her on one of my notebooks!
I took her sentiment, which allows her to believe that pigs can fly (after imbibing of the delicious local sangria), and decided it would go well as a cover for a notebook to list out all my secret wishes, heart's desires and pipe dreams. 
Here is where I will put my fabulous two-month long trip to Europe; my Cadilac Escalade; my winter home in Cozumel.  Here is where reality and imagination merge into a world of possibilities, if only on paper. And if I get lucky, maybe I can cross an item or two off my list in the future!
Meanwhile, I printed two copies of this fabulous image to color with Copics: B12,97; YG03,05,23; R29; Y17; V000; RV00 & BV00, and adhered them together for a tiny bit of dimension.  I used papers from my stash, as well as a bit of ribbon, some jewels and some flowers.  I used Stickles and Liquid Glass to polish her up, and expanded on her stamped wings by cutting some petals off a Prima flower and embellishing with Stickles.

The cover of my altered notebook reads: "If pigs can fly,
why can't I..."

The inside cover continues with "Why can't I... Ask for the moon, Deam a little dream, Have my cake and eat it too, Wish upon a star, Chase my dreams, Reach for the stars..."

Why don't you join in the fun this week at Squigglefly Challenge Blog.  If you don't have one of their images, you can shop HERE or pick up a FREEBIE to work with.  And if you have a bucket list somewhere with the wish to "play in a blog challenge," then here's one you can cross off this week!!

7 comments:

marilynprestonn said...

How darling that you made this look so funny and sweet! Great work with the handwritten part. Love it. :)Peggy

JD said...

This is so cute, and a great idea...thanks for sharing...

Tammy said...

Awesome Pat! So cheerful and colorful.

Marlene said...

Fabulous!! Colored beautifully, too!

Heather said...

Love your altered notebook. I just love what you did to the pig and it is just really unique- especially with the handwriting. Great job on the challenge.

bumblebee creations said...

How fun!! Love the card you made this week!

Holly said...

What a wonderfully cute idea you had! I love how you continued the whys on the inside and those popped up wings are fabulous!