Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sketch 210 and ODBD February Challenge

To finish up Card Bowl 2014, I'm posting the last two cards for the challenge.
The first is for the ODBD Card Challenge for February.  We are to make a card with brown as the primary color and for the Card Bowl it must be masculine. Here's my card, which I used Sketch #201.
I used Ki Memories Metro Garden 6X6 paper, Hero Arts OWH "Dude" fundraiser set and Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink.

I decided to go very simple with this.  Again I used Ki Memories Metro Garden 6X6 paper, My Minds Eye enamel dots, the sentiment is from Hero Arts OWH "Year Round Sentiments" fundraiser set and Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!
The Owl

Friday, January 31, 2014

OWH Card Bowl 2014

Over at Operation Write Home, Sandy's started the Card Bowl 2014 which runs 3 challenges through the weekend.  Todays' challenge is to create a masculine card that somehow relates to the team that you're cheering for in the Super Bowl.  I'm a college football girl...I root for the SEC and I bleed Red and Black! I'm not a huge NFL fan except for the occasional cheer for the Falcons.  I honestly could give two flips about either of the teams in this years Bowl.  I have decided that I'd choose the Broncos over the Seahawks only because Knowshon Moreno and Champ Bailey are on the team.  And for those still not making a connection....those would be 2 incredible players from the University of (GO DAWGS) Georgia. Granted there is a UGA player on the Seahawks team, but their terrible colors dissuaded me.  
My first instinct was to do a beer mug, but since this card is for OWH, that wouldn't be allowed.  I figured Red and Black (in support of Moreno and Bailey) would be too much of a stretch.  So flipping through my stamps, I came across a Flopsey Fishing set that I won from Sandy.  I figured I could incorporate the Broncos team colors on Flopsey's hat.  As I was coloring, I realized these colors are just to close to those of several UGA rival teams.  I tried to diminish the full effects of the offensive blue/orange combo by dulling it down a bit.  I guess its less offensive.

Still continuing to finish up My Minds Eye Darling Dear paper and Adirondack Mushroom ink for distressing.  I used a distressing tool to to rough up the edges of all the papers. I also got the idea of cutting Flopsey from Googling images and found Nancy Thomas.


Thanks for stopping by!  
The Owl

OSS Stencil Class Day 2

Another great day of information and tutorials!    Since I've been working and learning to color with colored pencils, I chose to mess around with the "Tracing" technique. Here's what I came up with:

The stencil is from SSS Chevron Pattern and I used Prismacolor Pencils.  The die cut arrow and sentiment are from My Favorite Things Right on Target.

Thanks for stopping by!
The Owl

Thursday, January 30, 2014

OCC Stenciled Day 1

I decided to take the new Online Card Class: Stenciled.  The first day of class gave so many great ideas and tutorials.  The first I used the misting technique shown by Julie Ebersole, which is one I've never used before.  First, I had to create a mist since I did not have one.  A while back I got some Ranger Misters and used some Distress Ink reinkers to make my mist. I attached my stencil to the cardstock, placed in a cardboard box and sprayed over the stencil.  I think I was a little to heavy on the misting, but I'm happy with the results.

I heat embossed the feather and sentiment (hard to see in the pic) with WOW Metallic Silver embossing powder.  
The feather stamp and "Just a note" sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's Fanciful Feathers.

Thanks for stopping by!
The Owl

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love You Tons!

I just love Lawn Fawn products! Their stamps and dies are just adorable! When they released Love You Tons, I had to have them.  I wanted to create something simple.  Here's my first card.

I colored the elephants with Prismacolor Pencils.  Popped the banner and heart with 3M and added Glossy Accents over the heart and exclamation mark.

My second card is slightly more complex.  I used OWH Sketch #86.
Paper is from My Minds Eye Darling Dear.  I colored the elephants with Prismacolor Pencils and used Sakura Glaze Pens for the faux stitching and to dot over the red circles in the patterned paper to create hearts.

Thanks for stopping by!
The Owl