Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One of a Kind ...

First, I need to tell you that my inspiration for tonight's card came from this post on the Jennifer McGuire Ink blog. While it doesn't have anything to do with my card, you need to watch that video. It features all kinds of tips for using Stickles, Liquid Pearls and other similar products. I love that blog. And I thought her owls were so cute, made with a Hero Arts stamp and patterned paper.

My owl was made with patterned paper, too, all cut freehand with the exception of the eyes which were cut with punches and the legs/feet, which were hand drawn. Actually, I cut the shapes from chipboard first and then covered them with the patterned paper. It was all an experiment that I deemed OK enough to glue to a Kraft card. What do you think? With no pattern, I guess he/she is a one of a kind owl. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock; CTMH Honey and Crystal Blue cardstock; Chocolate and Desert Sand ink pads; Basic Grey Lilykate 6x6-inch paper pad; Retired CTMH Winter Cozy B&T paper; Chipboard; Cornish Heritage Farms U R A Hoot stamp set; Wiggle eyes from my stash; Black My Legacy Writer; Sponge Dauber; Piercing tool; Stampin' Up Piercing Guide & Mat.

I'm late tonight. After discussing wedding plans, Dusty, Miranda, and I went out for a bite to eat. We got a lot done, made a lot of decisions. I'll tell you more as our plans unfold. For tonight, I'm going to head to bed. Between all the planning, a tough day at work, and just maybe, the one cocktail I had with dinner, I'm all tuckered out and ready to sleep. I hope your day was a good one. Hump day tomorrow already. Hope it's a good one, too. 'Til then, take care, friends! Later ...

12 comments:

** Maricar ** said...

That owl is ADORABLE. You did an awesome job freehanding that. Maybe I'll try my hand at that ... too too cute!

And, just as an aside, my "word verification" for this post is INKIRTIA. Is that like "inertia" but with ink? Hah.

Good luck with the wedding plans!

Lori said...

What a cute card. I am really loving owls lately.

Alanna said...

So cute Kathi. I love your owl and am amazed that you freehanded him. Sounds like a fun night you had. I hope you got some good sleep.

Anne said...

Your owl is absolutely adorable! I think that you did an excelent job with him!

Hope you were able to get a good night's sleep!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute! I love the googly eyes!

scrappernic said...

Love your owl! Absolutely darling :)

Barb said...

VERY cute card, Kathi! You cut that by hand? Wow! You are REALLY good! I love his eyes and the paper you used is perfect...love that too! TFS

Kariberry said...

Cute card!! Hey your not only gaining a daughter in-law... But a horse too. LOL How fun for the family. :)

Deborah Young said...

Oh, he's so cute!!!!! You did a fantastic job!!!! Quite a cutter, aren't you?
Maricar - I thought I was the only one who 'played' with my verification words! Mine is 'benta' - like bent outa shape? ha!

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Kathi! I just love it. I saw it last night on blogger but there was no text...go figure!

Jeanne said...

Wow, AWESOME owl, Kathi! Love that you freehanded cutting it out. And those eyes! Love those, too!

Glad to hear you got lots accomplished in your time with the bride and groom. *Ü* Although I read ahead and heard you didn't sleep well after all. :(

We were out of the house most of yesterday, but our internet was out as well, so I'm even MORE behind on blogs! LOL (just so you know all is good here, just busy and technical glitches are preventing me from being online)

Hugs!

Just Ducky @ Heart! said...

Kathi--your owl is a real "hoot"! He is darling--ya gotta love the owl thing right now!! Cute, cute.