It's ALL about the OWLS! 30

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @ 12:40 PM | , , ,

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

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30 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

UNBELIEVABLE! I never thought owls were so girlie and cute until this FAB card! I LOVE how you used the twig from your yard. And now I'm going to have to buy that leaf die instead of cutting leaves out. Just awesome!

Julie Ranae said...

I LOVE owls...I am so jealous! Not many owls in my neck of the woods.

This card is really adorable. I have thought about getting my sewing machine out lately too, but do you know, I cannot for the life of me remember how to thread it!!!!!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh My gosh I just love this and I love this owl so cute!!!

Dawn said...

Oh this is SUCH a cute card!!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO stinkin' cute! Love your owl card. Great use of the sketch.

Mary Reidel said...

Too cute! Love this stamp! Best owl out there and you embellish it so well. Love all the layers and 3D elements!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Somewhat different style for you but I love it. I also love that real owl you have in your backyard! Kinda scary if you have small pets... Because of you I'm gonna have to get my sewing machine out now and give this stitching a try. Your's turned out beautiful!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mona this is a great play on the embellish challenge - love that twig! very clever. I LOVE the photo of your owl - off blog I'll have to send you one I took of an owl in the Tetons - my mom had an owl collection so I'm partial to owls - I still have a couple of them in my china closet and remember her with great fondness whenever I see an owl. CONGRATS on yet another honorable mention from CTD! Rock on girly! Nice chatting with you - talk soon. Hugs to you and one for Scott, too.

Kim said...

Congrats on your honorable mention! Yay for you!!! Your girlie owl card is delightful! Love all your deets and her eyelases!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kazan Clark said...

scrumptious! Love the colors you used and that owl is just toooo cute!

Mary Chen said...

Dear God, that owl (the real one) looks so terrifying!!! I can't imagine having such a creature in my back lounge! You are so brave, Mona as well as being talented (interesting segue)! I love this beautiful card! Those flowers and leaves are very well done! Really gorgeous!

Katherine said...

Wow! So girly! Love the pinks esp. the owl.

Susan Mast said...

This is so cute!!! I love all the dimension with the leaves and flowers. Awesome job!

Shana said...

Mona, that may just be the cutest card you've ever made. I love it. I've been seeing hooties around here lately too, but they are the burrowing owls - cute and little.

Alison said...

Wow, that is one impressive owl, both of them! Great job with this cute card! I love the 3 dimensionality of it! Congratulations also!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the leaves! Thanks so much for playing in the Embellish Magazine challenge!

Nancy L. said...

LOVE your card, your flowers are super cute!! and the color combo is awesome!!

Irene Oden said...

Congratulations on your CTD recognition! It was a gorgeous design. This Owl design is so cute too! I love all your die cuts and the coloration on the owl! You have such great techniques! TFS!

Trisha said...

No fierce looking owls that I know of here in San Fran but I think I'd freak out if I saw one so big near me! You are a brave woman, Mona! You are also very talented! I love this card; everything about it! That stitching is amazing! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love it!!!

JGoedes said...

Congrats are in order for the talented one! Way to go, Mona! I love everything you do but this one is too cute. I love the paper owl and that real one is intense! This card is so special!

Jen Johnson said...

Hi Mona! I love your cutie little hootie! He is just darling! He's even more sweet looking compared to his real life counterpart! Man, that bird is intimidating! Make sure all the chickens and piglets are in the house!

Jen Johnson said...

Oh, I forgot to congratulate you on being recognized by CTD and PlayDate! You go girl!

Yesnir said...

Very cute! Love it!

Carrie said...

Too cute along with Mr. Fierce! Love it too!

Melissa said...

This is the cutest little hootie ever! Great job making this challenge interesting! Also, congratulations again and again!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Scary real owl and cut paper one! Both are stunningly beautiful! Great job with this card!

Ashley said...

Love this cute design, Mona! You should also be congratulated on your CTD honor! Way to go girl! This card is wonderful!

dstandard said...

What a fabulous card - great dimension and loving those flowers!

Sue said...

Mona--Oh my...that OWL. Glad to see him again. The twig was a great idea. Love the leaves with the flowers. Great card.


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