Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another one that got away

Here's the other card I started making for Friday's Quick Cards dare. The idea was simple enough; a piece of stripey paper and a line of flowers. Most of this one was done in half an hour too. Hand-cutting flowers from a sheet of paper may sound time-consuming, but it's not really. All the papers are BG Romani.
It was when I started faffing around with die-cutting more flowers; some using fake chipboard for extra dimension, and hunting out the right shades of Primas, and felt flowers that it all got out of hand. And then deciding to see what delights might be a good match among all that new ribbon I bought the other week. And deciding that some doodled stitching and writing would be a good idea. And dropping an open inkpad on the edge of the card so that I had to ink edges I hadn't planned to ink....

So time got away from me, and I'm not even very keen on the resulting card just to add insult to injury!
I sent this little chap to Nicky in with some chipboard for the swap on JB forum. Obviously as it's a chipboard swap I had to use some on this little card, didn't I?

Papers are a mixture of Crate's Sweet Branch and Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie. The eyes and wings of the owl are cut from gorgeous velvet paper. Only when I'd finished did I realise I'd used eyes for the big size owl on the little sized owl's bod!

Never mind, he looks ok I think
Chipboard Owl and the branch he's sitting on are from Bubbly Funk

Thanks for popping by, that's all for this time, but my beautiful CJ arrived home yesterday so I'll take some photos to share on here soon.

10 comments:

tracy said...

kathy,i think the flower card is lovely,i'd be very pleased with that one :)
as for the little owl.......how cute is he:) nice card to :)

Kaz said...

Both cards are gorgeous as ever Kathy. I love the colours on the first one and I am so with you on the dropping things so you have to change bits!!

Karen said...

I just can't see why you don't like the first cad much Kathy...its lush!

Awe...tat little owl is so cute!!! I love that he has BIG eyes X

Kazzy said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. I'm always dropping ink or chalk where I didn't really want to put it too!
That owl is just too cute.

judy anderson said...

I LIKE IT. I REALLY LIKE THE FLOWERS. I LIKE IT.

Angelnorth said...

Big eyes on a little owl just made him look more owlish! Cute! Love his little envelope, too. I like the 'not quite so quick' card too - very bright and cheery-looking.

nutka1911 said...

Beautiful!

Lythan said...

BOTH the cards are so beautiful - don't know why you don't like the first one - it is fab!

Nickynoo said...

I love my little owl card, thank you Kathy! He's sitting happily on my window ledge, makes me smile every time I walk past :0)

Rein said...

gorgeous!