Sunday, March 21, 2010
I'll Owl-ways Have Punches
It's been a while since I have done someone else's challenge (for those of you who don't know, I create the monthly challenges over on the Elite Challenges blog), so when I finally got caught up on my Google Reader and saw a couple of challenges freshly posted I thought I'd take some time out and put something together. This card is based on Taylor's sketch #105 and Keesh's Inspiration Challenge #19. After seeing a few comments that Keesh's challenge would result in a lot of flower cards I decided to do things differently, so I just took the colours. I didn't stick to the colours completely, just wanted a lot of green and purple. The owls were inspired by some fabric I saw the other day, where I had a lightbulb moment and realised the Round tab punch could be used to shape the top of other punches for owls. The Curly Label punch can be used too, however it has wider curves so I think he works better on larger shapes (ie the 1 3/4" circle and larger). For something I pretty much just winged, the branches worked out perfectly with a pretty seamless join... that I then went and covered up! It would have been fine if i had stuffed it and used it for an "embellishment opportunity", but I guess it's always good practise for the next time I want to lengthen that branch...
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Cheep Talk, Owl Together Now
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Round Tab punch, 5-Petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Crop-A-Dile, 3/16" Corner Rounder punch, Cutter Kit, Crystal Effects, dimensionals
Show Watched While Creating: Four Feathers