Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Owl challenge you...

Another three-fer. This is for the Etsy-Inspired Challenge #39, Cincy Creations, which features baby items such as little hair bows and onesies. Since I never had a girl and don't use hair bows myself, I gravitated toward the onesies and found a cute one with an owl on it. That's my inspiration piece for this card.

The layout is based on this week's Card Positioning System Sketch, CPS119.

The color scheme of purple and yellow is for Stamping for the Weekend, which launched its first challenge Friday.

This card took a ridiculously long time to make, mostly because I stamped the owl in about 6 different versions trying to find a purple ink that worked. I was using yellow checked paper and I ran out of it before I found a good color, but I kind of like how the striped paper emphasizes his eyes.

Owl stamp by Inkadinkadoo. Hello is from Purple Onion Designs. The shimmery paper is from Hobby Lobby and the print papers are by Provo Craft. Tiny buttons by Dress it Up. Prima flower.


  1. Ooh Sandy this little owl sure tested your patience with choice of inks but wow he sure is worth waiting for. Your papers are delish and your scalloped borders are such a beautiful detail.
    Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at "Stampin for the Weekend´" and we hope you will play along with us on a weekly basis.Good luck.
    Nicola -x-

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  3. I love this Sandy! And it does look like it could be used for a baby card with those soft purples you used! I am so loving owls lately... cute! Thank you for playing along in the EtsyInspired Challenge again this week! Hope to see you next week too!

  4. Hi Sandy,
    This is such a sweet card. The owl works great on the striped paper and well done for not giving up on it (I think I would have lol). I love the way you have lined up those tiny tags at the bottom as well it is such a great touch :) and as for the tiny buttons well I am lost for words at how cute they are.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck with all the challenges

    X Amy X

  5. Well Sandy it was certainly worth it in the end, love your owl stamp and yes its' great how you managed to stamp him right where his eyes would be highlighted, fabulous little tags you've added, great sketch that you followed. Love your purple backing paper and the scallops you've done.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
    Donna xx

  6. Hi Sandy! This is such an adorable card! I love the cute owl and it looks great stamped with purple ink, really works well with the striped paper. I like how you added those three little tags and the buttons are such a nice detail.

    Thank you for joining us in our first SFTW challenge and we hope you'll join us again, next week.
    Good luck!


  7. I'm sorry for laughing, but the story you tell reminds me so much of myself! Sometimes, though, my favourite cards come out of just such aggravations. Thanks for playing along with the EIC this week!

  8. Hi Sandy,
    He is a gorgeous little owl and I totally agree with you, he looks great on the striped paper.
    I love all your scalloped edges and your purple ink is perfect.
    Thanks for joining the first SFTW challenge, I hope you can join us again next week.
    Jen x

  9. Hi Sandy, this is so cute, i love owls,i am loving all the scallops and the tag sentiments are just fab...
    Thank you for joining us with our first challenge at SFTW good luck hugs Pops x x x

  10. oh gosh Sandy, sorry to laugh but I'm pretty much the same when I make a card, I get out so many things thinking that they are all gonna match and get flustered when they don't. I'm really glad you continued with making this card as the end result is fabulous and your final choice of inks and papers work a treat. That lil owl is so cute and yes I agree the striped paper does emphasize his eyes, well done luvly. Thank you so much for taking part with our first challenge over at SFTW, hopefully you will be able to join in with many more too, good luck xx vicki xx

  11. Aww, this is gorgeous Sandy, I love the overall effect of the card and your owl is so sweet. You got the colour just right LOL. Thanks for taking part in the 1st challenge for SFTW!

  12. Sandy the owl looks FAB!!! I love owl so this really got my attention, such cute colors and a great layout! :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW and I hope to see you again :)

    Hugs Ida

  13. Love your card and the colors you used! nice work!!! Thanks for playing along with the Etsy team and hope to see you again next week!!!


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