Tuesday, 17 December 2013

ASM - Anything goes ....

.... Hello everyone!  Welcome to our last challenge for 2013 and this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  I had lots of fun making my card:

Owl Card - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Serendipity - Pithy Sayings; Stampin' Up! - Delightful Dozen
Inks: SU - Chocolate Chip
Dies: Serendipity - Owl Detail and Owl Outline
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Crumb Cake; SU Card - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Crumb Cake; SU Marker - Real Red


I used a couple of challenges to make this card - the layout is based on the sketch from CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#55; rather than use actual rectangles on my card, I've suggested them with the owl and sentiment.  The colours are from last week's Colour Q - cQc219 challenge.  I absolutely adore owls and when I saw the Colour Q graphic with that sweet owl, I knew I had to use my new owl dies.

Making the owl was really easy.  I cut the base layer and main image in Chocolate Chip and then cut three more of the detail owl in red, green and kraft and then simply paper pieced!  He's just so gorgeous.  I cut a mat layer of design paper in kraft and stamped the sentiment directly on to this.  I mounted the owl with dimensional tape.  For the inside I cut a mat layer in brown and on the white layer added a fun birthday sentiment, adding a touch of colour to the open letters.  I think this is a fun birthday card!

Owl inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Don't forget to visit our blog and check our the inspiration cards from the rest of the Design Team.  Only 7 days to go until Christmas!  If you celebrate Christmas - have a good one.  If not, enjoy the season!  We're taking a short break over at Addicted to Stamps and More!, but will be back with a new challenge in January. 

Winter has arrived in force in Northville.  You saw the photos I posted yesterday showing the drive before and after clearing.  Well, we've had a bit more snow - a light dusting overnight which was cleared quite quickly and for which I got a thanks from the UPS delivery guy!  And this afternoon a very light dusting.  I'd like to think that's it for now - I'm fed up of snow!  And on that note - bye!  See you tomorrow.

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15 comments:

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!!! You should share it over on the FB page!!! Thanks so much for playing along!!!

Pauline said...

Love your mr owl Deb, he's one of my favourite dies! Love the colours and the sentiments are perfect for this function chap!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That inlaid owl is amazing! Love your take on the inspiration!

Shana Gaff said...

I love all of the colors on your owl. It doesn't look simple to me at all! lol Merry Christmas!

Jeanne J said...

Oh that owl looks amazing Deborah! Going to pin it to SS right away! The red really pops!

Miriam said...

Love what you've done with the owl!

karen h said...

Oh that owl is awesome and the sentiment is too cute! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Kylie said...

WOW!! Deborah! That owl is just mind blowing. Your paper piecing is amazing and the colours you have used... wow... I LOVE the sentiment and the inside. Thanks for the giggle xxx

sandie said...

Wow Deborah the owl is fabulous and it doesn't look easy to me! I saw all the photos of the snow, nothing like that here. And thank you so much for my adorable Xmas card, truly stunning x

Stamps and Paper said...

He's fabulous Debby such a gorgeous owl image beautifully coloured

Anne

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Deborah - is this owl ever fabulous!!! You completely nailed that inspiration photo and you card made me giggle out loud.

PS Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card - such a wonderful surprise. Happy Holidays to you.

Patricia Hays said...

Your owl really looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us again this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

Nonni said...

This owl card is so fun and cute, I love the sentiment! Thank you also for the wonderfully cute X mas card I received by mail, it's lovely and so very thoughtful of you. Merry Christmas and thank you for the inspiring crafting company this year! :)

monikaskinner said...

Hi Deborah. Wow, this owl is fabulous. Love the sentiment too. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

Hayley Kew said...

A truer sentiment was never written hehe very cool card Deborah!

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