Monday, May 19, 2008

Owls x2

OOPS!! MY BAD!! I had this photo taken earlier, uploaded it, post dated it and fully intended on adding all the deets!! obligations got in the way and I completely forgot that I postdated this instead of just the regular draft. I'm sooooo sorry.

I originally made this card for the Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge. This may come as no surprise considering my ditziness, but I messed up on the rules and added bling. So, I made another. I'll tell you about the new one in a bit.

Sunday, Splitcoast featured a fabulous stamper, DAWNSING! Here is Dawn's card that I CASEd. I love the way she adds strips of different colors, and I thought this layout would lend itself perfectly to the owl challenge that I had to do for the DDA.
Changes: Added an extra strip at the top with bling, and an image on the bottom. I thought this owl, by Penny Black, was just darling!! And the little birdie by Hero Arts looks like he just wants to chatter. I couldn't wait to put together this little scene. I also ink surprise there! LOL The image is colored with copics.

Stamps - Fresh New Day (Penny Black), Trees, Birds and Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper - Boxer (Basicgrey), Basic Gray, Mellow Moss (SU), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Slate (Adirondack), Black Soot (Ranger Distress ink)
Accessories - flower rhinestones (Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Hello Birdie), copics, rhinestone brads, circle punch, scallop scissors, twill ribbon

Now, here's the REAL DDA card. Hopefully it meets all the requirements. We were to use an owl stamp, have texture, and no bling.

The background was created by cutting a piece of Basicgrey's Archaic paper following the wavy colors and separating them on the green piece. I thought this gave a tree like appearance and a bit of texture. The ribbon across the center panel is from my dear friend Laurie. This stuff is awesome!! I'm a huge ribbon fan..I love all kinds...especially if they're unusual. The owl is colored with copics, and all panels are ink distressed. The brads are rubber and are ink distressed with stazon ink.

Stamps - Owl H-153 (Judith), Sparkle Clear Hello Birdie (sentiment - Hero Arts)
Paper - Archaic (Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip (SU), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Soot, Walnut (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - nestabilities, copics, rubber brads (Provo Craft)


StampOwl said...

ok I need more info here Tosh ... I NEED this owl .... whose is it???

Anonymous said...

Very cute. Little bird has something important to share with owl.

Shelly said...

Adorable Tosh! BTW, I miss running into you!

Gloria said...

This is the cutest card. Does it open from under the scolloped edge. Yes, I need to know who made the owl stamp also. TFS

dpkennedy said...

Now that is one of the cutest owls stamps I've seen! This card is adorable!

Anonymous said...

hahah! Love her eyelashes! Really adorable Tosha!

Unknown said...

Oh my is GREAT to see that's you're out there, and you are stamping once again! I hope you had some great family time during your son's graduation. But I'm glad to know "she's baaaaaack!"

Hugs to you, my dear friend!

Judy Rozema said...

These are both just as cute as can be!!! I LOVE the personality of each one and how you brought that out with your design and papers!! CUTE!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love both cards Tosh, and to have an owl that Frances doesn't, who knew. I'm really lovin' this blog stuff and meeting people i never knew before.

Anonymous said...

You have the cutest owls for this challenge! Love these cards! Very cool the way you did the sentiment in the two half circles on the second card. Dang, I love your style!

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