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Monday, July 26, 2010


I must say I am really enjoying my holiday, as it now gives me time to really be creative.. Although I am in between making invitations, I can always find time to make some challenge cards because I really get inspired!! When I got up this morning I drew this cute little owl, took into photoshop, cleaned it up and produced  my very first Digi (hopefully a few more to come :)  I then decided to copic it up and make a card with my digi owl...
and I did :)

For the background I used recycled brown paper and used a scrunch technique which I saw on Stamp TV, applied walnut stain distress ink over the top ( shows the veins of the paper), then distressed the outer.. I used light green (or mint) and rich chocolate card stock,  mint chocolate patterned paper and scalloped nesties as well as circle cookie cutter dies.  
Here's a side view of my card to show you I did a little papertoling (lol)
For the owl, I did a 3 layer paper tole effect and added some big eyes (which really looks effective) and I made the roof out icy pole sticks (after the craft show I am now into incorporating wood into my cards) and used tan and walnut distress inks on it. You can also open the little roof (as I made that into a card and stamped the sentiment "A Day to Celebrate")

And now with the card all finished it off to these great challenge sites for some fun :)
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - Cutie Patootie (My cute lil' owl)
FABNFUNKY - Reuse or Recycle (Recycled paper)
CRAFTY CREATIONS - Happy or Sweet (Happy Birthday)
CREATIVE COTTAGE - Touchy Feely ( I chose wood)
JUST INSPIRATIONAL - Use a digi (I made my own)
RAISE THE BAR - Distress, Torn, Ripped, Broken (I chose distress and torn)
SSDSCHALLENGE - Digi ( I made my own)

Well that's about it for the time being, off to create something a little different ;)
Thanks for stopping by as always
Huggs xxxx Lynn :)
 PS" Yes, Annmaree, I can draw but that will our little secret..OK ;) 


Anonymous said...

OH WOW, you can draw! Thats fantastic, love this, sooo sweet!!!

Enjoy that holiday!

Chris said...

Now *that* is cute! I love owls!

Anne said...

Fabulous card Lynn your owl's brilliant love the googly eyes fab idea with the lolly sticks
Thanks for joining us over @ J I
Anne xx

KymKreates said...

Your project is splendiferous!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week and Good Luck!

DT Coordinator

Judy said...

Awww what an adorable card for a birthday. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Kendra said...

I love the different techniques you have used! What a great way to recycle! Thanks for posting at SSDS this week!

Rebekah said...

Great textures! Love that owl. Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this fortnight Hugs Rebekah xx

Regina said...

Lynn, it's an absolutely stunning card! What a fantastic idea - you are just so clever!!
Love the dimension on the owl!

Enjoy your vacation!
sending you big hugs - Regina

Karen said...

Brilliant care Lynn, thanks for joining us at Dig Doodle Shops Best.

Lindsey said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the backing paper and the lolly sticks are a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week xx

Sue said...

Hi Lisa
this is fabulous, your backing papers looks brill, fabby image, luv the design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Gracie said...

Wow Lyn... this is gorgeous.. I love your owl so sweet. I love it!

Marjan said...

A big WOW! This is an amazing card! You used such wonderful techniques. I love it.

Wendy said...

How clever are you, love the owl, great layout to.
thanks for joining us at JI challenges blog

Tini said...

Very beautiful! Love cards with owl's! Very nice work, Lynn!
Hugs from Germany... Tini

JanJay said...

Oh fabulous, I love your owl, what a fantastic digi you've done

Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Craftalicious

Jan xx

Daniele said...

waht a great card love all the elements well done thanks for joining us at JI challenges

Amber said...

How creative!!! Love it!