Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'll Owl-ways Have Punches

Yes I know, more punch art! But at least there is a bit of stamping this time!

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

15 comments:

Lee said...

Wow! These little guys are tooo cute!!! They look great in shades of purple too. Awesome card :)

Lee x

Gwen said...

Love it!! I need to try a couple of those!!

Pam S said...

Carol, that is just TOO CUTE!!!!!! It looks awesome!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Thank you for your comment that you left on my blog:..I did some sponging in the three colors before I stamped...I love your punched owls so cute...Nice job...

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG toooo cute!!! This is just AWESOME!! Great job on the sketch and thanks so much for playing! :)

Noor Nahdi said...

C-U-T-E!!

Night Owl Designs said...

I love all these punched cards Carol, I hope you're working on a mag submission?!

Leah said...

Love them to peices.
Thanks for listing all the punches.

Taylor said...

How adorable! Love these cute owls! Thanks for playing the sketch challenge!

Marge said...

Very cute, Carol! Love your owls & that paper!!!

kari said...

Wow! These are so cute Carol! Love them!

angela said...

Genius! Love this card Carol. I particularly like the way you've added that pear, it's just right for the card. :D

Fiona Harrison said...

Hi Coral!
Those owls are so cute. Must make one for my dad, Al, who my cousin used to call Uncle Owl.
Fi

Genelle Little said...

So clever, Carol - it seems like they each have their own little personality!

Keesh said...

OH LA LA Carol these wee owls are just adorable! I had a little chuckle to myself when I saw your name in Mr Linky, and thought to myself......"ah carol is playing because it is purple flowers! LOL! i love your creation and thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x