Saturday, September 11, 2010

Autumn Owls for the Challenges



I was checking out the Etsy Inspired challenge and found a cute Sleeping Owls Eye Pillow and that became the start of this Challenge Card!  As I checked out the different challenges for this week, I decided I'd use Autumn Colors on my little guys so I could link my card to some of the other challenges out there.


I knew I wanted little boutonnieres for each owl (this was a thought in my head since I first got the punch!) and pulled out the tiniest flower punch I had.  Using scrap DP, I punched a bunch of teeny flowers, pressed in their centers with my stylus pen to get them to curve upward and then layered 3 of them together for each flower. 



I punched all the owls out in Early Espresso CS, and then used several different DP scraps to create vests for them.  I drew a line down the center of each vest, glued on some itty bitty mini mini buttons and added the googly eyes on their faces.







I mounted each onto a punched square and punched scallop square and let their feet dangle off the edges.  Attached them to my base card all facing a different direction and decided to stop there!


And here's the challenges that inspired this card:

Etsy Inspired"Handmade Whimsy" shop
Clearly iStamp:  Owls
Crafty Catz: Paper Piecing
Raise the Bar:  Orange Brown Green
All Sorts:  Colors of Autumn
Marks Finest Papers: Fall Colors
Pile it On:  Layers


TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

25 comments:

SmilynStef said...

This is too adorable ... I love those wonky owls ... they remind me of how I feel most days ... not knowing which end is up ... fabulous inspired design.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great layout - never thought of flipping my images - this looks great.
I ADORE the cute flowers - just precious x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Joanne Travis said...

heehee, love those kooky owls, kind of like my family tree!! Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous job on those cute owls! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Virgo5 said...

Well these are the coolest best dressed owls ever! I love their little vests and the boutonnieres!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

de said...

Adorable! Love all the little extra special touches you added! The details really make the card!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous detailing on these delightful owls!! What a fun card!!

Thanks, Anne, for sharing this sensational creation with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

Anita Hovey said...

OH! WOW! THIS is so clever and cute. The colors & patterns are just perfect. Turning the around just makes it so whimsical. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Raise the Bar this week!

Tina said...

So cute! I love the idea for the little boutineers. Such a clever card. You did great!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! I can't believe you dressed up each owl! They look amazing with their buttons and boutonnieres!! Big hugs to you!

martina's kaartjes said...

Funny card, love your finishing touch !
greetings, from rainy belgium,
martina
x

carol said...

oh my this looks super, thankyou for joining us at craftycatz this week, x carol

Katie Renz said...

So cute... thanks for joining us for CIC this month.

JulieA said...

Ah, super, super adorable!!!! I love your owls with the little boutonnieres. (BTW, I didn't know how to spell that until you posted this! :-D) What a fun way to combine all of those challenges. You're a master!!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love these owls and I love what you've done with them! Those teeny weeny buttons are da bomb! Great card, very creative!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

ooh how adorable! I love it! That little owl is the cutest and love the butttonieres! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh Anne those owls are so cute!!! Love the googly eyes! thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends!!

Emily Branch said...

Not only is this card adorable it is super incredible with it's design and paper piecing! I love it! FABULOUS take on the inspiration shop

Emily Branch said...

Woops, thank you for playing EIC this week!

Rebecca said...

so sweet! I love the buttoniere :-) its the perfect accent on these cute little owls!

Lindsey said...

I can't begin to tell you how much i love this card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Paulette said...

You made the most of the challenges AND I have to say, that's the cutest card I've seen using the owl punch...and I've seen a lot! Thanks for the tutorial, too! I'm casing!

Wendy said...

Oh My, those owls are absolutely adorable. LOVE your card!

Toni K said...

These are the cutest little owls! Love their boutonnieres too ;)

Virginia L. said...

How AWESOME are the owls! Love all the layering and colors! Thanks for joining the fun with us at EIC!