Sunday, January 8, 2017

Owl Wish You Happy Birthday


This card was made for a six year old boy 's birthday - as I don't know the child it was a bit awkward. 

My starting point was the owl I had pre-coloured that was sitting on my rather messy desk, and the scrap of orange card...

I found that the owl just fitted into a S/B circle die, which in turn just fitted on the scrap.  I added a blue outline and the the shaded gray background to the image, and as it was all done in Prismacolor pencils, I then tried blending it with an alcohol blending pen - I was pleased with the results.

I decided to use punch waste to layer under the orange card. As I got it out of the drawer it snagged on some crimped metallic thread and unraveled it.... 

So I wound the resulting wobbly thread randomly around the central panel!!

After assembling the card I added silver confetti stars to the image panel.

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aussie aNNie said...

Perfect for a young child....great job with the owl.xx{aNNie}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fab owl and great colors !Happy Sunday Maxine!

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks Maxine for entering your gorgeous card into our Double D challenge..good luck and hope to see more of your cards there.xxDouble D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Pamela Duncan said...

Adorable! He's going to live his happy mail!

Gerrina said...

A beautiful owl! And that cardbackground looks so great! Enjoy your sunday!

Loll said...

That owl is so cute Maxine. And I love how you created the background with your watercolour pencils --- very cool technique. Isn't it funny how that snag of the coiled wire turned out to be perfect on the card. Meant to be! xx

Suchi said...

Ow! That Owl is so adorable- so cute! Love the background and stunning coloring! :)
Suchi xx

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful colouring Maxine. I have some mineral spirits I used on one of my other cards. You have done a great job with your owl

Darlene said...

What a cute creation Maxine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Jo Ann said...

Hello Maxine...This card is very cute and I'm sure it was appreciated by the recipient. I thought that crimped metallic was stitched as it appears. You did a pretty awesome job. I also want to tell you how grateful I am to see all your wonderful comments in my Blog. They truly brighten up my day. I've been pretty busy with crocheting accessories last month ordered by most of my friends from Church and still working on some this month. The reason why I am not online as often. I appreciate your friendship and hope you had an awesome holidays too. God bless always!


Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fabulous card for a little lad, if I'm asked to make a card on behalf of someone else I always try to get a little bit of information about the recipient's hobbies, likes or what is on the invitation, because I have that same awkward feeling you had not knowing them. Wishing you and yours a Happy, safe and healthy 2017, thank you for all your lovely comments last year... have a great week... Megan

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Love that cute owl image!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”.

DT-Member SCT

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! I'm sure this adorable card was appreciated!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi the across the ditch, dear sis! Wonderful metallic bits on this cute card. Love how it all fell together, the best cards do that.. 😉
Great colouring too, well done dear friend. Praying for you.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Neet said...

Doesn't that wobbly thread look great. Must try snagging something myself if this is the result.
Thanks for the owl card inspiration, I was stuck for a card I need later and have just decided an owl will work fine. Not sure I will shade with my Prisma pencils , I might need something quicker but I do like the idea of using the alcohol pen. Must try that one.
Sending Blessings to you both
Neet xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful card Maxine! I love your owl, how precious is he!! Such a lovely focal image, and I love how it looks like he is looking at the stars! That wonky string you added is fantastic, I love that as an accent piece. Super fun card!! hugs :)

Ginny Maxam said...

very special card Maxine! making card for kids we don't know is a challenge, it is a great colrand image!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great creation! I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing with us CWAA,
Bozena DT CWAA

Lovely Linda said...

Such an adorable owl - and so beautifully coloured Maxine - I always love the effect achieved using Prisma pencils! {{{hugs}}}

Nathalie said...

Very gorgeous card! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

Olga Fink said...

Such an adorable and sweet card! Perfect for a little boy!
Xoxo Olga

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a cute card..Love the adorable..Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

Donna Phelan said...

Super Cute! There is just something about an owl! This is a fantastic birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Monika Reeck said...

too cuutee
and love the paper behind main Image
so great added the texture Maxine
now I am in the office will do catch up again at home
happy Wednesday Maxine

Monica said...

Hello, my dear friend, Maxine,

Your card is super cute and I am sure the six year old liked it. I like all that you did to it.

I am going to visit your other creations soon.

Take care and happy new year and happy crafting to a real sweet blog buddy,


Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the serendipitous way that this card came together. Very nice!