I was honored to be asked to do a presentation at the Close to my Heart Convention last week. One of the highlights of presenting my artwork was that I got to donate one of my projects to a special live auction that CTMH does each year to raise money for Operation Smile. This is an incredible organization that provides surgeries to children across the world who have a cleft lip or palate.
The leaves were also cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. Each leaf was cut twice. The back of each leaf was cut from Chocolate cardstock and the front was cut from either Goldrush, Olive, or the new Pathfinding patterned paper, which will be released on August 1st. (Since the front layer of the leaves is really intricate, I suggest cutting it on the Explore machine if you have one. It does a much better job with tiny, fancy cuts.) I adhered the two leaf layers together and then added them to the tree. Some of them were adhered with 3-D Foam Tape and some were adhered with Bonding Memories Glue.
The adorable little owl, squirrel, and pumpkin are from the new Pathfinding Dimensional Elements Compliments, which will also be released on August 1st.
I am amazed that my simple, humble artwork sold for $350 which is more than enough for one surgery!!! Yay! Thank you to everyone who bid on it! I am overjoyed that one child will receive the surgery that he/she desperately needs because of your generosity!
I will be sharing more of the artwork that I created for my presentation, so be sure to visit my blog again soon!. In the meantime, here are a few photos that were taking during and after my presentation.
I was privileged to present with my friends and fellow Consultants Beckie Lehman, Pamela O’Conner, and Brenda Rose. A huge shout out to these amazingly talented and creative gals!