Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Just saying Hello

I tend to get through a fair few 'general' cards here and yesterday I found a coloured image lurking on the desk which seemed fine for one such card:
I used:

- A6 tent style white card blank, right hand bottom corner rounded using We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

- backing paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection 'Aqua' paper pack, cut to size and the corner rounded to match the card blank

- the image was a pre-printed oval from Craftwork Cards which I coloured with TH Distress Markers. The image is on pearlised card which meant that the distress markers sort of 'ran' a bit but I quite like the sort of 'accidental cloisonné' effect :)

- then the image was just layered onto an oval of white card, die cut using a Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' die

- the sentiment is a discontinued Elzybells sentiment, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and punched with SU's 'Modern Label' punch

- a couple of black Josy Rose nail heads to finish

Isn't hindsight wonderful, I discovered Elzybells not long before they had their massive closing down sale but only bought one of everything I could lay my greedy little paws on. Just think of the Playground prizes we could have had - sigh :(



Annie said...

Well I completely missed the closing down sale so I was worse than you. I love your little owl card. Sorry to have got you involved in the craft declutter group - beware it's addictive.
Ann xxx

Veerle said...

Hi Di, I love your owl card and such a beautiful background paper.
Hugs, Veerle xxx

Debs Willis said...

Great colour marching. Haven't seen that aqua collection
Debs x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Owl card.

Sue - said...

Love your owl card - the one rounded corner finishes it off nicely.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely hoots!

Em Louise Fairley said...

He's so cute! :)

Em x
Creative Em
(website currently offline for revamp)

Hettie said...

Liking your card Miss. It is a hoot!
Sorry! I know.
PS you remember what I said about going on to my post yesterday and not dropping lappie? Same goes for a certain Miss Darnell's post today! Shocker!!!

Twiglet said...

I love little owls! Just leaving a quick hello from Twiglet and Wipso as Annie hasn't any broadband in her new home yet!!

Liz said...

How could anyone not like owls??? Fabulous card! xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thanks for your visit last week, Di, and sorry it has take me so long to get back to you. I foolishly said to my two children that I wanted the garage cleared out before the winter set in - as in emptied of the totaly rubbish that has been dumped in there. As I pointed out to them, they will have to do the job at some point so they have dived in and decided to organise me totally. I am now trying to work out how to move them around the place doing what I wan not what they want. Hope you enjoyed Barbara's shows last week. Did you succumb? Have a good week. xx Maggie

Sandra H said...

Another gorgeous card Di that backing paper is stunning loving your image too x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and love the image and papers.

Kath x

Karen said...

I think I may still have some of the CWC owl toppers lurking around somewhere. I also had that paper pack and was sad when I used it all up.
A really gorgeous card, I love the die you put the owl onto Karen x

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, love this card!!!!


Kath said...

Lovely card Di! I missed the first few days of my local craft shop retirement sale - everything half price. But I did manage to buy some new stamps - I just need to find time to use them!
Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Owlll lol this is gorgeous, love the one eye closed.xxThe Journey is the Start

Jean said...

I love the owl image Di and the colours.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh...that one eye closed is a hoot!

Great image foir a "Hello card" and I too like the Cloisonne look to it!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, that background paper is gorgeous. The owl winking is so cute and goes so well with the sentiment. Please know you would be most welcome to come sit a spell when you visit the USA. I would love to have you.

Irene said...

Hello Di,

Just brilliant. Ohhhhhhhhh I do like that Floral die.


Darnell said...

I adore this cloisonne effect, Di! The match with the (perfect) script background is awesome!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

The cute winking owl on the decorative die looks simply amazing on that script background! Beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Love the coloring of the image! Such a perfect match with the backing paper!

Pat said...

This owl is really cute Di, and I love the fact that you have used just two or three colours which keeps it simple but is very effective. I love that floral oval die too, which is so pretty. x

Unknown said...

What a cutie! Love the die cut and paper! Fab design!
Lucy x

Shirley said...

I've been using my older images too! I love your owl and how you layered it. The DP is perfect for it!

Sarn said...

Very sweet.

Hugs, Sarn xxx