Let sleeping owls lie!

This is a bit different to the style of card I normally make but I thought I’d make this sleepy head somewhere to roost.

I created a sky for the background using the D’vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder then lightly sanded to give the impression of wispy clouds.I used the Distressed Stripes embossing folder on brown card to make the tree trunk which I hand cut then sanded and applied Tea Dye Distress Ink to.I stamped the branch from the Dawn Bibby Designs Twit Twoo set onto an extra piece and trimmed round.The owl, from the same set, was stamped onto white card.I coloured his face and feet with Promarkers.The rest has been paper pieced with some K & Co papers.I chose the brown and blue one to fit in with the colour scheme (plus it’s one of my faves).The thinking behind the script one on his tummy is that owls are supposed to be wise – right?I punched the strip at the bottom with a Martha Stewart Zig Zag edge punch to emulate grass.The words,from the same set again,have been stamped onto a piece of  blue card with Lip Pattern punched corners.I used the end of a Film Strip punch to make the holes either end so that I could thread a length of raffia through before tying in a bow.The whole panel was then adhered to the matting piece.All coloured card is Papermania Textured.

I wasn’t sure of this card at first.It looked so much better in my head – lol!But I think it’s growing on me.

The challenge inspiration behind this card is as follows :

Stampavie and more : ‘Green’ – use some green on your project.

Creative Inspirations : ‘Green,Brown and Blue’

Die Cuts  ‘R’  Us :’Stamped image and to include at least one bird on your project’

Crafty Creations : ‘Paper piecing’

The Pink Elephant Challenge : ‘Nature’


Lisa x


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheri Gilson
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 14:13:40

    Darling card!! Love the owl!! The embossing and punch corners are a great touch!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DCRU!!
    Sheri DCRU DT


  2. Cara
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 14:23:26

    Super cute! Love the embossed background, sanding it really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing with DCRU!
    Cara DCRU DT


    Apr 09, 2010 @ 17:08:43

    Great work! Thank you for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx


  4. Ann
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 19:24:46

    A totally gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with our Nature theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
    Ann xxx


  5. LORi BOYD
    Apr 09, 2010 @ 19:27:03

    Such a funa nd cute card!! Thanks for joining in the TPE and DCRU fun!!

    HUGS – LORi


  6. ~*Joni
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 03:40:42

    Look at your fabulous dies that you’ve used! Wonderful border and edges, perfect sky for this sweet image. Thank you for joining us at DCRU this week!
    ~*Joni DCRU DT


  7. Linda Coughlin
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 04:29:59

    Very cute scene you have created with the tree. The owl is adorable! Great job on the color challenge. So happy you could have fun with us this week at Creative Inspirations!


  8. Amber
    Apr 11, 2010 @ 07:16:41

    What an adorable owl!!! Love your card and all the colors you used. Your embossing looks fabulous!
    DCRU Hugs


  9. valoudesbois
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 15:46:35

    Oh what a nice card.

    thanks for joining us at SAM this week.


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