Tuesday, January 16, 2018

OWL have some fun . . .

today, playing in the new challenge Darnell just started called


The idea is to make two completely different cards for different occasions using the exact same stamp or die.  Sound like fun???  I thought so too!  There are a few specifics, but they are easy and the rules are clearly stated.  The one rule I found interesting is we are to include both cards in one photograph!  So, here we go . . .


The theme for this first challenge is FEATHERS.
And yes, it's okay if the feathers are 'attached' to a bird, or in my case, an OWL!  LOL
As long as the same stamp or die is used for both cards.



First I made a birthday card using the Amy Designs 'Wintertide - OWL


I had a scrap of 'sky' designer paper laying in my scrap box so thought that would make a great 'backdrop' for my branch sitting Owl.  I die cut the Impression Obsession 'Songbird Branch' from brown card stock and 'snipped' off the birds to create just the branch for Mr. Owl.  Then I die cut it again in green card stock ... snipped off the leaves and glued them over top the brown leaves.  I've used a Carta Bella embossing folder for my background panel.  I computer generated the sentiment then die cut it using one of the Sue Wilson 'Stitched Flag' dies. A touch of gold & bronze Stickles gave the owl some facial character.


For my second card I created a simple note card ... of course using the same Amy Designs 'Wintertide - OWL.   A scrap of ivy designer paper created the 'woodsy' background I was looking for and a bit of doodling filled in the extra space vs using another layer of matting.



The panel behind my Spectrum Noir colored owl was an extra that was laying on my work table from a previous project that was just begging to showcase Mr. Owl.  It's from the Sue Wilson Canadian Collection - Toronto.   My Hello sentiment is from the Tutti Designs Hello Word Set and the remainder of my sentiment was also computer generated and die cut using the Sue Wilson 'Stitched Flag' dies.

So there you have it ... a fun new challenge and now I have TWO additional cards to add to my stash!  YAY!  Plus it helped get my mojo going.  Can't wait to see what Darnell has up her sleeve next!!  She's such a HOOT!  (pun intended!)

Challenges to share in:
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - It's a BANNER year
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Birds of a Feather
 CropStop January Challenge - ATG using product carried in their store

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
If it's as cold at your house as it is at mine,
take my advice ... stay inside and craft!
Safer ... Warmer ... and a whole lot more fun!!!  

As always,

15 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous cards, so different and lovely!

Lia said...

What a great card! I like Disney all the way!
Lia xx

Donna Phelan said...

That owl is magnificent and majestic! I love the 2 styles of cards, really great!

Esther Asbury said...

Sounds like a fun challenge - I'll have to check it out! Love the cute owl entries you did -- So happy you also linked them up to Cropstop! Always a pleasure to have your play along!!

Birgit said...

Your cards are both stunning using that amazing owl die! The sentiments are so fitting and fun too!

Brenda in IN said...

That owl is lovely. Two great cards with him. I love the paper on the second card.

Leslie Miller said...

Yay, you played! And isn't it fun? I've loved this owl die from Day 1, and the two very different settings you gave it are perfect! Also, two cute and punny sentiments. Fantastic, Darlene!

laurie said...

cute set of cards...the challenge sounds like a fun one!

Susanne Vargas said...

It's great to see owls in the gallery! Your cards are fantastic! The first one where it's sitting on a branch (love that embossing folder in the background) and the second with the beautiful frame and ivy paper!
Thank you for joining us in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Loll said...

Beautiful Twofer cards Darlene! Love the beautiful owl die-cut. He is so regal looking. So pretty on the first card with the blue background and white matting. Especially love the distress edge on the mat. The ivy paper on the second card is really pretty. Mr. Owl look right at home in his woodland forest. Great details with the doodled frame. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Janice said...

Your owl cards are fabulous Darlene, a great interpretation of the challenge!
Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge - Janice DT

Diane said...

Great 'twofer' cards and love that owl (I have him too) and love how you made each one so very different..fun AND creative!!

Darnell said...

I got totally lost in your post, Darlene ~ in a good way! ~ as you described your owl designs and your process! You have an excellent eye for design and I love that you brought in and effectively used items from your scraps! That regal winter owl deserves all the attention to detail you gave him on both awesome and distinctly different cards!! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for enthusiastically embracing my Twofer challenge concept!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

The owl is such a cool die, and I really like the 2 different ways you used it for your cards! Love the distressed edges on the birthday version and the beautiful leafy background on the 2nd! You did an awesome Twofer job on these :)

Maura Hibbitts said...

Awesome owl cards, Darlene! Love how you used them differently on the two cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura