Hi Ladies! I would first like to thank all the ladies at The Color Throwdown for selecting my Happy Harvest gift set creations as an Honorable Mention for last week's color challenge! Yeah :) If you would like to see the set, please click here (I have a give-away attached!) I think owls are so GORGEOUS looking, especially the LIVE ones! Just look at those EYES!
You may have seen my Backyard Hootie on a prior post, if not I hope you enjoy the BEAUTY of this creature! I live on top of a mountain ridge & there is a family of owls that live up here too!!!! :) They hunt in the valley below & help keep unwanted vermins out of our backyard! I made this card for The Embellish Magazine.com Color Challenge featuring OWLS. For my sketch inspiration, I used Kazan's awesome sketch #39, 2S4Y39. For your enjoyment, please visit both of these sites as the DT's have BEAUTIFUL samples of inspiration :) Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!
Here is my OWL card:
I pulled out my sewing machine, dusted it off & put it to use! FINALLY! I obviously need practice, but it sure was less time consuming than hand-stitching :) We were encouraged to use various items on our creations in addition to cs, so I picked a small twig off of a bush in my backyard & used it as a perch! The perch is very fragile, making this a hand deliverable card only!
I think this Hero Arts Owl stamp is very girly looking - those eyelashes are sooooo luscious! To accent her eyes, I paper pieced them! Cutting out those teeny tiny pieces was not an easy task! LOL Using EK Success flower punches of various sizes, I made some flower embellies.
Ingredients Used: Stamps: Hero Arts Owl stamp, PTI Polk A Dot Basics, SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Natural's Ivory, PTI Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss Ink: Copic markers: G40 Dim Green, YG 95 Pale Olive, YG03 Yellow Green, E47 Dark Brown, R32 Peach, R22 Light Prawn, R43 Bougainvillaea, 0 Colorless Blender, SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Photo Sprinkles: EK Success flower punches, Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, Sizzix SU Leaf die, Sizzix Sizzlits Flourish die, Cuttlebug EF, SU cord, Making Memories eyelet, buttons from stash