Friday, October 12, 2018

O is for OWL

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is

O for OWL

Isn't this little guy just the cutest?

I started out by making my background panel using textured watercolor paper and various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  The dies I've used today are as follows:

Elizabeth Craft - Poppy the Owl (#910)
DieNamites - Fancy Birdhouses (DN-1168)

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Circles

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags

 Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies

After putting 'Poppy the Owl' together, I needed to find a branch for him to sit on.  UH HUH ... this Die-namites die will work perfectly!  I just need to cut the birdhouses off of it and 'Poppy the Owl' now has a tree branch on which to perch!

Also, I didn't have the sentiment I needed to go with this cute owl so I created one in Word, printed it out and then die cut it with one of the Sue Wilson flag dies.  I've used Tim Holtz oxide distress ink (faded jeans) to sponge around the 'moon' and my sentiment banner ... otherwise I felt the white space was too bright. 

Challenges to share in:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - ATG Birthday
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday October Challenge - Outdoors / Nature
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #191 - All About Occasions
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


  1. oH my goodness, your card brings back memories. The very first card I made had a little owl on it similar to this one. My card had brown and pink and was not very pleasing to the eye, but I was so proud of my creation! I still have that card somewhere and should probably try to find it just to remind me how far I've come! LOL...

  2. OWLllllll how cute is this guy. Kinda love him with those great big eyes. Background is just fabulous with those stars....what a cutie.x

  3. Hahaha! I absolutely love this owl! What a hoot!

  4. my goodness teamie!
    i love your darling card so much!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  5. Oh, Darlene, I am SO happy that you entered this adorable card into our Stinkin' Inkers challenge! He is wonderfully perfect (as are all your creations :D). Hope you have a great crafty weekend!

  6. Wow!!!! How wonderful is your background and the owl is just super cute!!! LOVE him! :)

  7. I have some cute owl stamps, but never the sentiments to go with them. Yours is perfect! And why are owls so cute? I don't know, but I just love them. This guy looks fun to put together. Love your inky background with the moon and stars and the perfect branch. You do have fun with dies!

  8. Such a cutie! Love the background. The colours are gorgeous - just perfect for the cute little guy!

  9. Love your owl card. Would make a nice halloween card too with the appropriate greeting. Thanks.

  10. What a darling owl and an even more fabulous card using him. This is such a cute birthday card.

  11. I'm in love with Poppy the Owl, Darlene. We're going to run off together. Seriously, such a cute image! And what a wonderful effect you've achieved with those distress oxides and that textured watercolour paper. I love the colours and, of course, the soft, almost felt-like texture. A perfect birthday card. Who wouldn't love it? Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  12. What a fabulous sky background for this sweet little owl! Beautiful. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  13. This owl is adorable. Like the sponging on the moon and sentiment. Thanks for joining our "The Eyes Have It" challenge at Stinkin' Inkers.

  14. Suoer cute card, your background panel is perfect behind your owl. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  15. Gorgeous job on the night background, love the owl against the moon background and the sweet stars, terrific detail on the owls!

  16. Wonderful birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  17. This is adorable, Dar! I love your background!

  18. So beautifully done Darlene! Such a fun owl!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge this month! Hope to see you again soon!

  19. That owl is absolutely adorable! Wonderful birthday card. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  20. Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us in the Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog's October "The Eyes Have It" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, SI DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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