Monday, 14 May 2012

Feathered friends ....

...  One of the good things that has come out of the move to the US, is that I've had a good sort through my craft stash and I've rediscovered stash that has been very sadly neglected.  My Cuttlebug embossing folders fall firmly into that category - and I don't know why because I really like to see embossing on cards.  So I've had a play this afternoon and made a card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays - CFC52 challenge, where the team would like us to feature our feathered friends.  The Design Team have come up with some super inspirational cards.



I have a fondest for owls - I like their big eyes.  Owls are traditionally associated with the Greek Goddess Athena, as well as being a symbol for wisdom, intelligence, protection, secrets and mysticism.  I embossed my owl and flourish directly onto the card base and added some shading with chalks.  I finished off with a simple, and appropriate, sentiment.  I think this is a card for my stash!


Stamps:  Studio G - Clear Sentiments (VS4911)
Inks: Memento - Toffee Crunch
Accessories:  Provocraft - Owl Flourish Embossing Folder; Pebbles Inc Chalks; Card from stash

I've had a really productive day and got lots of housework done this morning, while it was still reasonably cool.  This afternoon, as well as managing to get some time in my craft room, I did a bit of sorting at my office desk.  From the window I can see this lovely fir tree - it's wonderful to sit here and watch the birds - I'll try and get some photos.

That's all for now - Jonathan will be home soon, so I'd better do and get dinner sorted.  See you soon.

12 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh I like that you colored the embossed image, great idea! Thanks for the bit of info on owls as well. Adorable card Deborah.

JJ Bolton said...

So cute Deborah! I love rediscovering what's in my stash too:)

Mynnette said...

This is TOO cute, Deb! LOVE the sponging on top of the dry embossing--and that is an amazing dry embossing folder!!! :)

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, I love that embossing folder :o)
Jackie xx

Paula (PEP) said...

It's going to be interesting to see what birds you have - very different from the Welsh countryside!
Glad you're getting settled - I too like owls & love haring the ones in our woodland calling to one another.
Paula (PEP)

Craftilicious said...

Great card - I've not tried chalks on embossing before - will give it a whirl.
Tara
x

Deb said...

Productivity feels good, doesn't it?! So glad you were able to find some time to create that adorable owl. What a fun sentiment! Glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Buffy said...

This is so adorable

Buf x

Lynn said...

I go through phases with my embossing folders...out all the time and then gone missing for months at a time, but you've shown me why I need to get them out. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

kingstonmama said...

Cute little owl, Deborah. I've not tried coloring embossed images before. This is fabulous. Ann Y.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is sweet Deborah! The chalks have given your embossing a really soft look. Vicky x

Virginia L. said...

DARLING design!! I love this CB embossing folder, too! Thanks for the inspiration! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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