Thursday, May 7, 2009

Owl Always Love you Color Inspiration #51


So....you know how sometimes you get an idea and you just have to see it all the way through...You really can't get anything else done until the creative spark is seen into fruition. That was me last night. I postponed watching the Idol results show until this card was finished. I was sitting there, looking at a shelf with some wooden owl stamps on it...and then I started looking at my acrylic owl stamps and I decided to do an OWL Line Up...I really wanted to use ALL of my owl stamps on a card. Sort of like when you get all of your stuffed animals out and line them up in rows on your bed from biggest to littlest....(as a kid!!)

I wasn't too sure how this would work because I have a lot of owl stamps. So I just started stamping and cutting. I decided to work with this week's color inspiration challenge colors...to simplify things a little bit...I knew it would be a busy card regardless....

After stamping all of the owls, I realized that I had 3 sizes...baby, medium, and big. I even had some egg stamps...maybe I could make an accordion card showing all of the stages of 'owl' ages. Well, once I actually made the accordion part, I realized that the eggs wouldn't fit so I left them off.

In order to give the chocolate cardstock base some variety, I did some clear embossing. I let my husband heat up the last panel, he likes watching the powder melt...and he was waiting for me so we could watch idol. It was pretty cute.

I added the rhinestones as an afterthought. The card was 'missing something'. The 'love' paper was stamped with the Tiny Typewriter alphabet stamp. I popped the 'brown' owl off of each panel for some consistency. I think this is a fun card. Thanks for looking!




I just love these colors!!

18 comments:

Kathy said...

WHOA!!! Is what I said when your blog opened up. You weren't kidding you had an idea!! Great card! I had the same kind of thing happen to me last but I HAD to watch LOST! :) I love it!

Terri E. said...

Wowziers!!! Tons of fun with all of the owls. Fabulous job on the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

B and D said...

Hello! I found your blog from your comment on the Paper Crafts Connection blog. Your blog is amazing and your owl project is FABULOUS! ~Brandy J.

Sheila said...

What a great card! So original

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oooo how cool is this!!! Fun!!!

Sarah said...

OHHHH wow...Love it!!! It is So fun and the colors are great!

Erika said...

looooove the owls!! such a great card...you'll be in the top cards, for sure! :)

Randee E said...

That is a LOT of owl stamps!!! And they are all so cute!! Love this design. You did great on this challenge!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Amazing!! This is the coolest card I've ever seen! You have a lot of work tied up in this one girl. Awesome job!!

Jenna said...

WOW!! I love, love, love all the owls. That is the coolest card ever!!

Lisa Brown said...

Very cute, Nellie! Love all your owls!

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! what a fabulous card! those owls are too cute!

Laurel said...

Wow too cute!

Savitri said...

Wow, this is one awesome awesome card!!! Love the design and of course ALL the owls!!!

Winter said...

So cute! Love all the owls! I loved these colors too! :)

live-love-stamp said...

Absolutely fabulous! This is THE cutest owl project I've seen in a while! Awesome job!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Ahhh Nellie, this is such a winner, what an awesome creation.

MsOktober said...

Just soooo very cute. Very creative job on this one :)