Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday Trigger - Hoot Hoot



As soon as I saw this weeks Tuesday Trigger over at Cath's Moxie Fab... I knew I had to play. I love this owl pillow and the fact that this weeks challenge was inspired by my IRL crafting friend, Courtney... well... you see why I had to play! Plus... I have issues when it comes to missing out on a Moxie Fab challenge. I think I could benefit from some therapy! :) Lots of it!

I really need to be working on some stuff for a craft fair one week from today but... I can't stop making cards! :)

Just an FYI... I am chatty tonight so this is probably going to be a long post. Sorry... we did some early trick or treating tonight and I think it has a lot to do with all of the candy I have had! :) We just can't get around to all of our family in one night and stay more than 5 mins at each place. So... we just trick or treat two nights! We always take him to my mom and my MIL's work places so Nana and Granna can show little Carver man off! :) That boy is spoiled rotten!

ANYWAY... back to the card Kelley.... back to the card! So... can I say that I love this card? Is that okay? That probably means that most of you will NOT like it... seems to work out that way a lot of times! I guess I have bad taste or something!

Stay focused.... This card took a long time to make so I think that is why I am attached to it. It took a lot of brain power. :) I used one owl stamp from Prima. I wanted to have two owls that faced each other so I had to figure out how to make that happen. To get my second owl, I had to stamp the backside of the papers and cut out the pieces. Then... I had to draw with a black marker around the edges to make it look like it was stamped on the pp side. THEN I realized that I was going to have to draw squiggly lines on the belly of my backwards owl (since there were squigglies on the other one) SO.... I had to use my 'correct' owl belly as a template and cut another owl belly with no squigglies. Finally.... two owls facing each other.

So then came the piecing of the owls! They didn't fit together quite right so I had to distress them to hide the imperfections and one poor owl almost didn't win the battle against the tombow adhesive. I kept taking the pieces apart to try and fit them together better and I just prayed that I didn't have to start all that cutting over! Am I lazy? I think so!!

I painted my tree branch with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint so it looks cool IRL. Hard to see in the pic (no sunshine here... just clouds and rain). I used PTI's Soft Stone as my card base instead of white. I love that stuff and don't use it often enough!

After everything was dry and put together... I stamped my sentiment. Well... wouldn't you know that since I am rubber challenged and it was rubber stamp... I got a little stray ink under the Hoot. Why do I keep doing this when I know better? :) I decided the best way to cover it up (and easiest) was to just draw a line under the Hoot. I think it works!?!?! Oh... and in case you can't read what it says... It says... Friends of a Feather Hoot Together!!

So... that is my card. If you made it this far into my post... I love you! :) For those of you who didn't... well... you just missed out on an I love you! :)

BTW... one of my stitched flower cards was featured on the CARDS blog today. Woo Hoo!! Very exciting!!

Peace and Love!!

Supplies:
Stamps - Owl (Prima), Sentiment (Inky Antics)
Paper - Soft Stone, Rustic Cream (PTI), Basic Grey Offbeat collection, Basic Gray (SU)
Ink - True Black and Smokey Shadow (PTI), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - my brain, Martha Stewart Black Marker, Kaiser black rhinestones, So Tweet Chipboard (SU), Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Crackle paint, SU Dimensionals, SU Corner Rounder

17 comments:

Vanessa said...

Yeah, you love me!!! Ok, I have to concentrate, too - I ALWAYS eat too much candy, you know! Now, imagine me screaming this: I LOOOOVE YOUR SUPER ADORABLE CARD!!! The paper piecing is perfect, the owls are fab, the patterns you used are fantastic! Anyone receiving this lovely card would be honoured and happy!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Christina Smith said...

I just love your cards! This is a HOOT! I enjoyed reading about the steps you went through to make this card. You did great! You are so creative! Love ya!

Adrian said...

I LOVE LOVE this card! so darn ADORABLE! And congrats on your card for the Cards blog....really it doesn't shock me to see your cards being picked....they totally ROCK!!!!!

Amy said...

I LOVE this card!!! So stinkin' cute!! Have a fun 2nd day of Trick or Treating and congrats, to you, too on your CARDS feature yesterday!!

~amy~ said...

Kelley...

I ♥♥♥♥♥♥ it!!!!!!!!

P.S. a big woot woot on the cards blog!

Stephanie said...

So darn cute, Kelley!! Love how you flipped the image! I've seen those flipper stamps, but I didn't want to buy it...now I have another method :) - thanks smartie Artie!!

enjoy t-o-t part deux!!

Cath said...

Hey Kelley! You went to a lot of trouble to create this card--TFS--but I love all the clever ways you thought of to get to the end result you wanted. And those owls are so darned cute!

Have a great Halloween!

Winter said...

So cute, I love the owls! So creative to make them face each other too! I think you have a top pick here! :)

Janelle said...

I read to the end :) and I love you, too, but, man, you better lay off the candy at night, girl! :) Such a cute card -- and loved hearing the trials you went through creating it. Oh, you're so like me. I don't think I've ever thrown a card away and I rarely start over -- I just make it work, somehow. For me I think it's just that I'm cheap -- can't stand to throw away something that I've spent time and money on!! Caught up on your other posts, too. Love the pics from the pumpkin patch -- oh, so cute -- and preschool, too. You know I would love a preschool pic! Thanks for sharing. And, back to the owls, love the way you made them facing each other and reversed the paper placement on each. And, sometimes those stray marks just end up working. The line under hoot really brings your eye down to the sentiment. (By the way, I've been dipping into the candy bowls this morning... can you tell? Guess it makes me chatty, too!) Have a great Halloween!

Maile Belles said...

Very cute card! Love the size. Congrats on being featured over at the CARDS Blog!

Karen said...

CUUUUTE card, Kelley!! Love the paper pieced distressed owls! And I thought the line under the word was intended or part of the stamp. You crack me up on sugar!! What an absolutely FANTASTIC post, Kelley!!! :>:> Happy Halloween!

Dana Gustafson said...

I love you too! :) What a fab card Kel! Your little hooties are so cute!

Elise said...

Oh, there you go, Kelly, you hilarious and WONDERFUL paper crafter! What an excellent re-cap of your beautiful journey! First of all: WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED THAT YOU WENT THROUGH ALL OF THAT, YOU CRAFTY BIRD! Fabulous! I loved your share and (I know you love me, already! Hee hee) But imagining you all hopped up on candy and fun - just makes it even more fun! CONGRATULATIONS on the CARDS nod ~ I'll have to check that out, you ROCKSTAR! You so deserve to be noticed, AND CELEBRATED! Yipee!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute Kel! I love it too... and seriously how smart are you to flip your paper over and stamp.

Deanna said...

Oh too cute!

Randee E said...

I'm soo impressed! This card is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. Love the colors and those owls are jsut the cutest. Totally AGREE with you on this one!!

Kristina said...

OK. This card is ADORABLE! Love those two little owls, and the colors you used! Perfect!