Monday, 28 March 2011

Life's a hoot with you!


Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I had a great time on Saturday at a prisma pencil class out at Simply Create in Alford.  My husband thought it was very funny that I was going to a colouring class! 

Onto this week's challenge at less is more which is a sketch.  The card base is to be DL size.  This is new to me so I measured an envelope to get the size for my card.  

You know when you have an idea in your head then try to place it and it doesn't work or just seems too much?  Well that happened to me this week.  My original thought was to have 3 owls peeking behind each other with one standing out in his pretty waist coat.  I soon decided that was overload and one seemed to work better.  My next idea was to put a sponged circle behind him but on my trial it just looked as if he had a bit of a glow!  So I ditched that idea and have ended up with simplicity itself.  I hope this still fits the criteria.


Materials Used
All stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Card - Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Paper - Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Punch - 2 step Bird Extra-Large
Sentiment is computer generated and the font is Lucida Handwriting

41 comments:

Kathyk said...

Your card is really a hoot too - lovely

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is super Aileen... love him!
Thanks for another fab card!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

wow a lovely card xx

Monica said...

Love your card! The green looks awesome and the owl has been coloured so very well.

Happy crafting,

Monica

MaggieC said...

That one owl works perfectly. A really stunning card.

Susan said...

I love how you made the limb...and what a cute little owl!! I think it's a perfect CAS card!

Beryl K said...

Brilliant card,love the branch

kelly said...

Great to see fellow SU demos!!
The little owl is so cute, can't wait to get my hands on my punch!!

Kelly xx

Katina said...

Fabulous card Aileen!x

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Oh, this is just adorable! I love your take on the sketch... using the branch as the horizontal strip and the owl in place of the circle.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, this is priceless, I love it:0) xxx

simplylessismoore said...

This is perfect Aileen
I love everything about it!
Great to see you
mandi

Faith A said...

Brilliant card, love the colours on the owl and how the leaves are the line of the sketch.

Linby said...

This is a really neat card, love the colours against the white.
Linbyx

Jenny said...

Fab card, just goes to show how simplicity is usually best. I love how you've made the branch up X

Sue said...

Wow brilliant way to use the owl Luv Sue x

Debbie said...

Stunning card!

Joan said...

I just love your card ! the owl is so cute and thats a wonderful branch

Curlybear said...

OMGosh how adorable is that owl, its such a pretty card,
and thank you so much for your lovely comment,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Suze Bain said...

Fab CAS card Aileen, love the owl's splash of colour. xx

caroline said...

adorable! fab card Aileen!
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Maureen said...

love your owl, it's a great card card!!

Lynne said...

This is fantastic. Love your take on the sketch.
Lynne xxx

Lesley said...

Fabulous card. Really clean, lots of white space and a fab subject. Love that owl!!

Sharon said...

One word - adorable!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Cute card! I like it.
Hugs, Sandra

Papillon said...

that owl is sooooooooo cute! A lovely take on the sketch.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is my idea of a perfect card Aileen! Loads of clean white space and brilliant composition. Really great use of the sketch too.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Aileen

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog last week for the less is more challenge. Thought I would come and have a peak at your card for this week - which is totally gorgeous just love it!

I bet you had fun at Simply Create at the weekend (I just happen to be one of Jacqui's DT - how very lucky I am too!)

Take care

Tina
X

Jo said...

Such a great card Aileen, the owl is really cute. Jo x

massofhair said...

Fab card and really great images and colours:-)

Kathleen said...

I love this card and feel it takes in all the forms of this challenge blog. Absolutely brilliant entry.

Kath x

Valerie said...

Love the owl and those fabulous branches! Until I started blogging I thought it was only me who had several attempts at a card before creating one i was satisfied with!!
Val x

BananaStamper said...

This is fabulous, love it! Thanks for visiting!

Jose said...

Briliant card Aileen.
Jose x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Super card Aileen - love this new SU Owl punch and your classy CAS design. I use SU products quite a lot and recently hosted a SU party - their products are fabulous. Sylvia x

Liz, said...

Cool, funky card, love it!

Liz x

Suzilou said...

Oh I love your owl, I have got so many of these on either papers or stamps and have not used them, love how you have made the branch, really lovely :)

Sarah said...

Your card is just adorable, its how I would like my clean and simple cards to look. On an aside, I jumped when you said you had been to a colouring class in Alford and double checked where you live - I live near Alford, but in Lincs not Scotland. What a coincidence! Thank you as well for your kind comment on my blog for my cards, it is appreciated. Sarah

Ruth said...

Your owl is so cute! Love the card.
Ruth

Viv said...

Great card, such a cute owl too :O) Viv xx

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