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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Owl on Tree Branch

I've made a simple card based on the sketch over at Addicted to CAS. To keep it clean I didn't use a DP as background, but kraft paper distressed with walnut DI.  I used my much loved star stencil from MB and embossing paste to make the starry sky. I mounted the decorated panel onto blue paper and used foam to raise it from the card base. A MB die was used to make the tree branch. The owl is part of a stamp from Marianne - the owl is actually sitting on top of a letter box, but I cut it out, paper pieced it using scrap pieces and mounted it on foam. I added glossy accent to its eyes. The Christmas sentiment is stamped.

I'd like to try my luck in these challenges with my owl card:
1) Addicted to CAS - Sketch
2) A Gem of a Challenge - #132 Paper Piecing
3) Open-Minded Challenges - #23 Fowl of Any Kind 


Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pia! I love your little owl and the embossing paste background. I have embossing past - been afraid to try doing something with it. Maybe I'll get brave this week after seeing your cute card. Have a great day!

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pia. I love the cute owl and your embossing paste stars look fabulous. A really great use of the sketch.
Sue xx


I LOVE Owls Pia, and this one is gorgeous! The embossed starry sky is a perfect back-drop for the scene. Great paper-piecing too!
Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love your adorable owl and your embossed stars are the perfect background - a wonderful Christmas card.

loz said...

This is sooo adorable Pia..Loz

Chrissy said...

I love your starry background Pia and the little owl is so adorable with his glossy eyes and letter to cute.Fabulous card.


Unknown said...

Fabulous Pia, so cute, yet elegant, love the glossy eyes, great touch, hugs xxx

sandie said...

This is a great take on the sketch, using the branch like this is inspired! And fab to see you at ATCAS

Laine said...

Such a cute owl and stunning creation Pia.

Home sweet home said...


Kjempe flott kort.Likte den ugla som du har brukt på kortet:)

Ha en flott dag.


Lau W said...

Superb ! Love the stars and the owl is so cuuuute !

Donna said...

This is so adorable! Love everything about it, including the stars as snowflakes and his glossy eyes. Take care, Donna

Unknown said...

I love the look on his face. :) Super cute card Pia!

Unknown said...

Wow!! Love that little owl!! He is adorable!! Love the envelope in his beak LOL Too cute! Love the stars! This is wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and pretty Pia. Love the owls eyes, so sweet. Gorgeous layout and colours.

Lisa Minckler said...

This seriously couldn't be any more fun! The owl is adorable with those big shiny eyes and just the layout says it all...CAS and to the cutest point!!
Awesome card Pia!
Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

JUst Delightful! What a sweet image Pia and I LOve your design..This cute image and the stencil are so pretty...
LOve it.

Sue B said...

Aww this is so sweet Pia… the owl is adorable!! Love the glossy accents on the eyes! the branch and stars are just perfect… love this design so much! :-)
Hope you've had a good day!
Big Hugs Sue B xx

Tammy said...

This is so cute, I love that little owl image and your fabulous starry sky!
Tammy x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card,love the embossed stars and cute paper pieced owl-thank you for your lovely comment on my Christmas Tags post
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Super cute design and all those added beauties are just beautiful . The kraft paper looks great with the stars in the love owls and this one is super cute. My fav die you used

The Journey is the Start

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card and great paper piecing ...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Debs said...

Adorable card - love the stars and cute image so perfectly paper pieced.
Thanks for playing along at A Gem of a Challenge.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jacee said...

Fantastic Pia! really like this design, the owl is so sweet with his letter to Santa, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Monika Reeck said...

Ouiiii Pia this is sooo soo sweet the Owl is cute and love his eyes..and I love the little sentiment placement you did and nice branch DIES...The color with kraft paper is so great with this Image....

Pia may I ask you which embossing paste you have...I have bought here in Germany and its like structure paste also its hart and like a snow...its not so nice to touch after its dry..would you mind to suggest me which one is better? many thanks sweety..hugs, Monika

OH Babs said...

What a great image. Love the kraft paper, one of my favorite tools.

Regina said...

what a wonderful Christmas card! The litte owl are cute and your embossed stars are a eye catching!

hugs Regina

Monika Reeck said...

yaay Pia you are the winner on A gem of a challenge congrats sweety..your card soo soo cute you deserve it..biiig hugs...Monika

stressfreestamping said...

Cute! I love the way you have interpreted the sketch. Your owl, branch and stars look perfect together. Thanks for sharing with us as ATCAS. :)

Unknown said...

This is absolutely wonderful Christmas card! I love that the card has so much kraft, it really brings out the white stars and the cutie owl. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

scrappymo! said...

This is really cute, Pia. Love that starry sky. Owls are so popular over married daughter loves them and has a few lovely ones.
She always choses any owl cards I have made to take home with

Peanut said...

Simple cards are often the best ... and in my case they take the longest to make! This really is a lovely card, Pia!
x Asha

Danielle Vincent said...

Simple but wonderful! Love the stars and the shiny eyes of the owl.