Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Love Owl-ways

Today's card is based on the MFT sketch from last week. My dad collects owls so I chose to use the cute image from Owls & Bluebells and a sentiment from An Owl for All Seasons, both of which were illustrated by Stephanie Fizer. Now I actually have one Father's Day card done an entire month early!

Last Saturday was (inter)National Scrapbooking Day and it's quite a big deal online, especially in the digital scrapbooking community. I admit to having a teensy addiction to saving digital freebies, especially cute paper designs, and I had printed out this particular paper ages ago to use in a card for my dad. The hoopla surrounding iNSD reminded me that I hadn't used it yet! lol It wasn't easy to find colored cardstock on hand that looked good with it, so I ended up choosing grays.

For the heart embellishment, I crumbled it up to distress it and pressed it on my inkpad to add texture. Then I added some color with my copic markers to bring out the color of the patterned paper and the flowers in the main image.

Stamps: Owls & Bluebells, An Owl for All Seasons (My Favorite Things); Linen (Stampin' Up); wood? (All Night Media)
Paper: Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); Going Gray (Stampin' Up); digital owl DP (Grandma's Owl by Giggly Polkadots)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Going Gray (Stampin' Up)
Copic markers: 0, C1, T1, E57, E59, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR15, YR18, V95, V99, YG13, YG17


  1. So cute. Grey is one of my favorite colors, especially with those gorgeous purples and that wonderful golden yellow. Great texture combinations (woodgrain, crumpled heart,etc.), and that owl background? Priceless. You did it again.


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