Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Owl Always Be There For You
Today I have another look at An Owl for All Seasons by My Favorite Things. I'm lovin' this sweet, sweet set and have more ideas sketched out than I'll ever have enough stamping time for! Another thing I'm lovin' is the adorable Chloe's Closet line by Making Memories. I found the paper and tons of coordinating embellishments at my local Michael's recently and can't put it away. It's so cute!
I stamped the owl and a bunch of leaves onto Vintage Cream cardstock by Papertrey, then colored everything with Copics, and trimmed it all out. For the background, I first used an air art tool to speckle the panel with SU Bashful Blue. Then I heavily sponged the edges with SU's Buckaroo Blue. The sun is just a circle punched from Barely Banana and attached over the bacgkround. I used dimensionals to attach the owl and some of the leaves. After I had the card design all laid out, the bottom left corner of the image panel was looking a little bare. I tried buttons, brads, ribbon, but they all made the card look cluttered. I ended up adding just a little bit of piercing -- enough to break up the negative space, but not overpowering or distracting.
Speaking of My Favorite Things ... two new stamp sets are being released TODAY: Heartbreaker from the BC Dzyns line, and Paper Doll Sayings from the MFT Presents line. Some of the DT have put together an awesome blog hop for the occasion -- it all starts at Kim's blog! It's also What's Up Wednesday (WUW), which means a WUW challenge (this week hosted by Jessie Rone and having to do with ribbon), a "How'd They Do That" (this week hosted by Frances Byrne and featuring digital papers - she has some really cool tips and tricks!), and an awesome WUW Hook-Up (special pricing on the BC Dzyns Release Bundle and a free ribbon spool for the first 50 orders).
[Edited to Add: For the time being, I have removed my post from this past Tuesday. Some anonymous commentors were taking my reflections on the inauguration in an entirely different direction than I intended and some unfair (IMHO) assumptions were made. There are public forums on the internet for discussing the political and moral issues of our day. I do not wish this to be one of them. If you'd like to correspond, I will gladly accept personal emails (my email link is in the upper left corner of this blog, just below my picture). Fair warning - further blog comments on these issues will be deleted. Thank you for your cooperation!]
Stamps: An Owl for All Seasons (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream; SU Kiwi Kiss, Buckaroo Blue, and Barely Banana; Making Memories "Chloe's Closet" dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: circle nestabilities, distressing tool, Copic markers, paper piercer, Making Memories button and ribbon, SU Bashful Blue marker, air art too, binder clip and scalloped edge punch