Thursday, January 14, 2010

A challenge . . .

This card is accomplishing a combination of 3 purposes! Woot!  I'm feeling a little frustrated with trying to get the links on my post! So you can click on Etsy Inspired challenge blog at the right.  You can get to Skylar's Candy Clips from the Etsy Inspired Challenge - since I'm too challenged to get it to post here!

These are the 3 things:
1.  A challenge at Etsy Inspired Challenge #70.  The Etsy inspiration store is Skylar's Candy Clips.  My inspiration piece is this adorable owl hair clip holder.  Isn't it cute? If Jolie (beautiful granddaughter) had enough hair to have hair clips, I might would have to buy it! But, alas, that can wait another year or so. lol

2.  A sketch challenge from somewhere and I can't for the life of me find where I got it from! Man, definitely don't have this whole blog/website/following others thing down! Anyway, here is the sketch.  And if it is yours, please forgive me and tell me who you are! 

3. A birthday card for our sweet grandson, Gavin.
So, here it is! My owl birthday card!

I used a combination of the picture of the owl from Skylar's shop and one from a Martha Stewart paper pad.  I paper pieced the owl. The Wh is Colorbok chipboard. The 4 is a foamie.  The pieces of the owl and the cardstock are from the same Martha Stewart pad.  But I stamped the dots on the owl with a background stamp using Tim Holtz Distres ink and then embossed them.  The eyes are just the copy paper from the owl I scanned and printed out to cut up for my patterns. I cut out the glasses and eyes part from my pattern then pressed them into my clear embossing pad. I embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a sort of "glass" look. Unfortunately since the copy paper is thin, when I heated it, it made the paper a little translucent on the white part of the eyes. This resulted in my glue dots showing through. So we'll just say that's his eyeballs! lol! No "mistakes" in scrapbooking, right? Just new ways of being creative! Heehee! At any rate, Gavin won't care. He'll be much more interested in the pressie than the card!


  1. Very cute! I missed the owl when I looked at her shop.

  2. Super cute card...loving that owl!

  3. Clever to use the owl as the "o". I'm sure your grandson loved the card... (almost as much as the present)!