Friday, July 9, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OWL

I couldn't wait to get home tonight so I could post my first card for the Blogger's Challenge! This week was an inspiration challenge #159.

The DP is from a retired series called Petals & Paisleys and Au Chocolat, both by Stampin' UP. Along with the DP is Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, and Neenah Solar White card stock.

The little owl image is from a great clear stamp set designed by Hot Fudge Studio for Hampton Art, and stamped using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink. Copics used were E00, E31, E35, and E55. Stampin' Up markers in So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise were also used. To finish it off, I sewed a straight stitch border around the card, and added 3 little turquoise colored snaps that matched perfectly!

19 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great card this is...LOVE your take on the challenge! Great layout...and that owl is just so stinkin' cute with that balloon! Welcome to our little group.

Ida said...

Very cute card. I love that sweet little owl image and love how you used the different colors of patterned paper.

Welcome to the BC Group - Don't forget to leave your direct link to your card.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a terrific card, Clary...so beautifully created. Love it. Welcome to the group, I have not been here too long. You will enjoy it, great themes, great artists. Hugs, Gayle

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Welcome Clara! I'm so glad that you joined! This is just darling! What a sweet little owl! Your stitching looks fantastic! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

Welcome to the BC group! So glad to have you apart of this! Lovely job with the colors, especially by choosing those pieces! Your focal image is wonderfully done, too!

Chrissy D said...

CUTE CARD- love that little owl!!! Welcome to the Bloggers Challenge group!

Connie Paxman said...

Clara what I love the most about your card is the postage diecut frame...and the DSP matches the stamp so well..
Welcome to our group...you have such a creative blog.
connie paxman

Lisa said...

Cute card! Love the sweet little owl!

Basement Stamper said...

Great color combination with the papers you chose. I love the postage stamp with your image in the middle. Very cool! Welcome to the BC group!

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, so adorable!!!

BarbaraW said...

Cute card. Love the owl. Welcome to the group.

Lisa Somerville said...

Welcome to Bloggers Challenge. Wonderful take on the inspiration piece, the DP you used is just perfect for the challenge, and the owl looks wonderful as Faux Postage.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- love your take on the challenge! Love the cute owl and love the layout you used. TFS

Claudia said...

Very CUTE card! Love the DSP strips.

Lori said...

Welcome to the BC group, Clara! What a fun take on this week's challenge!

Nikki Bond said...

Welcome to the group! This card is sooo stinkin' cute! Love how you used the inspiration photo! {SMILES}

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Welcome Clara, beautiful card, luv your take on the challenge!

bed frames said...

That is the cutest owl I ever see. The card one of the best. I love your choose of color and especially I love the cute little owl that you put.

Rachel Hope said...

Cute cute cute! love the papers and colors!!!