Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hootin in the Rain...

Happy Saturday everyone! Can I just go on record as saying that when I woke up this morning, I had this card in mind. It rained all night and is still raining now. Tornado watches are in effect and everything and so I knew that I was going to pack myself in my stamping room and make *the* card I had in my head. Aaron made breakfast and I scarfed it up like a 16 year old boy. I was in a race to get upstairs and create. The card itself was supposed to be inspired by this pillow from Green Rainbow. It was part of the Saturday inspiration challenges they have on splitcoast every week (click here to check out all of the challenges they have all week long), and as soon as I saw that pillow I thought of my Wise Owl set from papertrey. I love owls..well, ok I love cartoon and inanimate owls. I especially love the one that sits on the front porch keeping the birds away from our holly berry bushes. Unfortunately, we got him a day too late this year and by the time we got home with him, the poor berries were all gone. We're ready for next year, though!

Ok, so back to the card. The card I had in mind was simple and neat. It took a life of it's own, however, when I decided to incorporate the Mojo Monday challenge sketch into the design. The sketch itself is great, but trying to force two challenges into one card wasn't working for me. So after an hour in the room listening to the rain and wondering how long till our Spring Game (less than 15 minutes, if you want to know), I emerged with this little ditty:

This little owl is adorable! There are so many ways you can put him together....different eyes, bellies, noses...he's just a little darling, no? Well, that's it for now. I hear Big Ten network on in the other room and Ava's little friend who slept over is getting ready to head out, so until later...thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wise Owl and A Little Argyle from Papertrey
Ink: Hawaiian Shores - papertrey, Basic Brown, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust - SU
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive - SU; Hawaiian Shores - papertrey
Extras: Hawaiian Shores 5/8 grosgrain  papertrey; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Scallop border punch, hemp, and button - SU 

6 brownkowments:

Janelle said...

Wow -- a new blogger! Welcome to blogland, Keva! Cute owl card -- and it is funny how cards can take on a life of their own once you get going on them, isn't it?! Plus -- love your one layer card a post earlier. Looks great to me and you would never know you struggled with it. Way to go!

Danielle said...

I love the layout of this card. And the mix of patterns is awesome! :)

Karen said...

Love your card and glad to see another Tennessee card maker on here. Hope you enjoy blogging. I am new to blogging but love sharing with friends. Thanks for the great card.


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