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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Paper Pieced Owls in the Wood

I've picked inspiration from several challenge blogs for this card.
When I saw the sketch over at Feeling Sketchy, I knew I wanted to use my Darice wood grain embossing folder! I used white paper and added a little bit of brown ink to enhance the pattern,
Also, I have a thing for owls. So I cut out come circles, used my "Branching out owlies" stamp from Stampingbella on scraps of different brown DPs, separated the owls from each other. I placed them on part of a kraft die cut tree branch, made with a Memory Box die. I stamped their eyes on white paper, added a little touch of orange to their beaks and mounted the eyes on foam.
I really struggled with the sentiment - tried different papers, greetings - couldn't get it quite like I wanted to be, then decided to go with a row of tickets, cut out of a DP. I'm not entirely sure that it will count as a sentiment over at Sentimental Sundays, as I haven't added any names yet either, but I thought I'd give it a go:)

This card is for these challenges:
1) Feeling Sketchy - Sketch #43
2) The Paper Girls Challenge Blog - #24 Wood elements
3) Totally Stampalicious - Paper Piecing
4) Paper Playtime - Use some Brown
5) Sentimental Sundays - Negative Space
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 


Brennansmum said...

I really like this card Pia, love the colours and the embossing and those owls are soooo cute!

Sue said...

Awwwww I love those owls and your design using the wood grain embossing and cut out circle is fabulous.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Fab embossing and the owls paper pieced look so cool...peeking out of the woodwork lol...super...clever too...xx

Granmargaret said...

Great card Pia. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, I love the way you have placed your cute little owls in the cut out circles.

Crafty Lark said...

Fab, fab, fab card - love your owls. xx Flora

Lau W said...

Oh fab idea, love the owls in the circles, super !
Your card is wonderful !

Notes by Nina said...

This is such an adorable card, I love your little owls. Thank you for so much for stopping by my blog.

Marlies said...

A fantastic idea Pia! The little owls look so cute and the ebossing die is just perfect! A beautiful card! hugs, Marlies

karen said...

Very creative card Pia, fabulous job and such cute owls, Karenxx

Heather said...

This card is adorable! Love that woodgrain embossing folder! Thanks for playing at the Paper Girls!

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Pia! I love how you've placed your little owls peeking out your fabulous embossed tree! Fantastic paper piecing too!!
Hugs, Tammy

Sharon said...

Fabulous card!! Love the owls and the tickets. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Cute owls.. :)

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is an awesome design Pia! I love owls too and these are SO cute!! Love the wood effect and the fab branches! the tickets look really good with the gorgeous brown paper… it's a fab card!
Hope you are well
Big hugs
Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the way the owls are peeking out of their holes in the tree tunk. Thebark effect of the embossing folder is very real like. hugs Mrs a.

Michelle said...

HI Pia

Cute card! I love the little owls in the hollows. The embossing is fabulous.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Olivia said...

Love the way this came have inspired me to try this out with some new pixie stamps I got...thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Rosmarie said...

Oh, just gorgeous! Love the colours, the embossing and those little owls. Saw you on MIM and stopped by for a closer look.

Rosi x

Skye said...

Avery cute card. I love your little owls and how you have arranged them in the cut outs. Nice embossing

Charity said...

Those owls are just the cutest!!! I always struggle with sentiments too. I usually end up with Thanks because my kids give them as Christmas gifts to their teachers. Thanks for linking with the Paper Girls.

scrappymo! said...

This is just so cute...It has a nice masculine feel...Love the owls and teh gorgeous embossed woodgrain papaer.

Amber Sheaves said...

Oh, this is so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Girls Challenge!!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Fantastic Pia

Ali x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Sorry it has been awhile since I came for a peek. I've looked through all your latest cards and they are fantastic as always. This one has to be my favourite of the bunch but I tell you it was really hard coming up with just one. Everything about this card is just so cool. Pia, I want to ask you something that would best be served with a little more privacy, do you have an email address you'd be willing to share with me? If so, just pop over to my blog and click on the email me button to send it to me. Thanks for your visit today and your wonderful comments. That Robyn's Fetish image is so adorable isn't it?

Lisa D.