Two cards, five challenges. I love it when a problem turns into an opportunity.
The owl card uses this week's Card Positioning System sketch (CPS201). The colors were inspired by this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge (OTWC41) colors -- purple, black and lime green (see inspiration photo at right). Yeah, the potential for a Halloween card was definitely there, and I'm happy with the alternative I up with.
The owl (Inkakinkadoo) is black embossed on purple paper as is the sentiment (SmArt Works). Green layer features a punched rope border. There's paper piercing by the bird and up in the upper right corner of the card.
I originally had planned to use the perched bird on this card and enter it for the Etsy Challenge as well, but it was too wide because of the sentiment. So, I set it aside, and then found it would work for the SCS technique lovers challenge (silhouettes); I used the SCS CAS sketch for this weel as the basis for the layout, and it's still an Etsy inspired card (EIC122). This week's Etsy shop is Modern Bird, which features silver jewelry -- much of it with bird images. I was inspired by this pretty necklace.
This bird is also from Inkadinkadoo, and I recycled Kim's color combo because it matches the awesome ribbon.