Thursday, July 7, 2016

Owl Always Love You

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 I made this card for Mister D for his birthday.  I started with a piece of loosely watercoloured paper that I had sitting on my desk.


The branch was stamped using an old stamp from Foot Long Stamps. The owl is one from a Unity Stamps grab bag I won, coloured with watercolour pencils and then blended with water.  The eyes were touched with glossy accents for some dimension and interest.


The greeting was cut with a s/b die in gold paper and mounted over another two layers cut from white card.


The image panel was mounted with two strips of gold paper either side, then to personalize the card for DH, I stamped and clear embossed some hearts in the background.


The final details were the rhinestones at either end of the sentiment.

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(Die used for sentiment is Spellbinders)

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33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Maxine, love the background and the owl is sweetly coloured/painted...xx{aNNie}

Suchi said...

Oh! The soft water colored background and that cute little owl colored so nicely look wonderful!! :)
Suchi xx

Leanne said...

Such a sweet card! I love the background with clear embossed hearts.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... that owl is cuteness himself! And what a fun muted coloration. Love your card!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So utterly cute and artsy - LOVELY!
Happy day Maxine!

Patricia Chalas said...

The colored background is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!!

Mac Mable said...

That owl looks so much fun and grumpy at the same time, love him ...as I do your water coloured background. Thank you for sharing x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great background to show off your owl (and show off your love to hubby).

Darlene said...

What a great job ... I'm sure he loved it Maxine! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
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MaryH said...

This is so cool! Your watercoloring is just fab, and I like that you've combined the owl and branch to create the perfect image. Adding the graduated sizes of rhinestones to set off this very dimensional sentiment was a great design touch. It's lovely! TFS & Hugs

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A very pretty background Maxine. This is so lovely. Thank you for taking time to share your creation with us in the #238-# 239 Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Billie A said...

Fun card. Like the background and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
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Loll said...

This is so adorable!! I LOVE your watercoloured background. Adding the embossed hearts in clear is such a great design element. Your owl on a branch is adorable. I bet your DH will love this card. xx

Anonymous said...

What a great owl card for Mr. D, Maxine! Beautiful watercoloring and I love the hearts!! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

The watercolour BG looks so great for this owl! And great colours on that aswell!
Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Maxine! I really love your owl with his glossy googly eyes! Your background is just amazing, what a whirlwind of subtle colours, just hypnotizing!! LOVE IT!! hugs and happy weekend :)

Angie said...

Maxine this is so cute!! Your watercolored background is beautiful! I love the owl's eyes! Great card!!! I am sure Mr. D loved it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the watercolored BG and the coloring of your owl- and the eyes are great! It is not always easy to stamp on WC paper : ) The gold sentiment and strips add such a touch of elegance- so pretty!

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Maxine. A beautifully done card

Angela B said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
AngelaTTCRD DT
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creationsnz said...

Super card Maxine, I like how you used the watercolour strip, very clever. CarolG

MiamiKel said...

Sensational Maxine!! I'm sure Mister D loved this as it's OWL about him, right? LOL! It's a stunner with the background work and wonderful coloring of the owl! Lovely, as always! BLessings, my friend!

Bobby said...

Nice paper to just have 'laying around', Maxine. It's a great backdrop for one of my favorite things, owls. Thanks for sharing your card with us at ATSM.

Jennie said...

Lovely card Maxine!! LOVE the boldness of the sentiment, the dimension is perfect and sweet owl image :)

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful creation Maxine! Love the owl and such gorgeous papers!

mamapez5 said...

That's a cute little owl Maxine. I like his glossy eyes. The watercolour paper is pretty too.
Thank you for visiting me so regularly. I don't get notification of your posts any more. I don't know why as I am following you with Bloglovin' and Google. I will try to check you out more often. Have a good week. Kate x

Margaret said...

Such a cute card. Love the adorable owl image and your watercolored background is perfect for showcasing it.

cm said...

Amazing water-colouring! I'll bet Mr. D loved it, as do I! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery...
~carol

Olga Fink said...

This is so beautiful Maxine! I love owls! Happy Birthday to Mr D!
xoxo Olga

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine, the touches of gold and extra dimension on the greeting really makes it stand out, well done!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine! I hope you're having a great day. I'm spending the day with my son, Andrew. We went and got a Starbucks this morning and the car in front of us had picked up our tab. I praise God for the good people out there, and I pray for the hateful ones to find Jesus and find peace. I just wanted to say HELLO and to let you know how much all your sweet and encouraging comments on my blog mean to me. You're definitely my biggest cheerleader, and I praise God for you. I wish we didn't live so far apart, it would be so much fun to create cards together, and you could teach me how to quit messing up on my embossing and stamping. Some day I will get it down. OH....I actually did stamp and emboss a beautiful card that turned out nicely. If I have your email, I will email it to you so that you can see it. I was SO pleased to finally not mess up my embossing. I usually give up. Thanks again for always being there to encourage me. I appreciate you, Maxine, and I pray that God will bless your days as you have blessed mine. Hugs to you from across the ocean.
Karen

Spiral Creativity said...

What a wonderful card.I really love the way you have created the background with water colors.Thank you for joining us at Lemon shortbread Challenge.

Regards,
Shamita
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anusmargoz said...

A lovely card. The owl is adorable and the background is a wonder. Thank you for sharing with us in Colouring in Scrapland, luck. Kisses. Ana, Dt