Friday, December 5, 2008

hOWLy jOWLy Christmas?

Happy Friday! It was a long Friday, too, waiting for the 5 o'clock hour to roll around.

Here's my card for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45. I don't know why this sketch made me think of this stamp set. Perhaps, I've just been missing this silly looking owl, who looks pretty good in a Santa hat. As for the sentiment, it's kind of silly.

About the card, I colored the owl with Prismacolor pencils and paper-pieced his hat. The Olive background is another attempt at beating up cardstock to look like paper from Basic Grey. With regard to composition, that branch would have looked so much better if it were a quarter inch or so
lower on the oval. As I used glue to adhere it, however, there was no moving it, so I'll live with it. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Olive, Cranberry, and Chocolate cardstock; Basic Grey Wassail 6x6-inch paper pad; Black, Olive, Cocoa, Desert Sand, and Bamboo ink pads; Cornish Heritage Farms U R A Hoot stamp set; New England Ivy Bigger Brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; Sanding block.

After I finished my post last night, I laid down and fell asleep. It must have been what I needed, because I woke up feeling like a million bucks this morning Even thought the workday was a bit slow, it was a good day, made better by the fact that Bjorn and Mathias were here with Grandpa when I got home from work. When their mom came to pick them up, I made arrangements for us to take them to a family birthday party tomorrow, too. Fun! While I have yet to make my "to do" list for the weekend, it's going to be a busy one that I hope includes at least a little stamping. 'Tis the season! Whatever your plans are, I hope your weekend is a good one. Thanks for stopping by.


Jeanne said...

Oh goodness! You are making me feel the need for this stamp, Kathi! This is adorable!! Love it!

Thanks for sharing. *Ü*

Laurel said...

OMG he is just so cute!

Alanna said...

Awesome card Kathi. That owl is just too cute. And you did a great job on Taylor's sketch.

pammie said...

TOO FREEKING CUTE! Did the santa hat come with the stamp set or is that your own creation.... awesome!

Tickle Me Pink said...

This is so cute!!! I need to break out this owl again and play with him. It's been a while since he last saw ink!!