Monday, February 27, 2012

Sending Owl Our Love

My Uncle has been battling cancer for more than two years now, recently he received some less-than-good news so he's heading down the chemo path again for the fourth time and I thought he - and his wife, my Aunty - could do with some Hugs and Kisses so I made them this card.
I thought I'd try something new (well new for me anyway) and colour on Kraft paper.  I used my Prismacolor pencils and I'm pretty happy with the result.   As a sort of point of comparison I coloured the same image with the same colours on white card... it looks completely different - I'll post the card I've made with that one.... when I've made it, rofl!!
One Stop Craft Challenge has Colour on Kraft and Papertake Weekly has Getting Krafty for their challenges, so I'll be entering there.
The image is one of the Love Owls from Pink Gem, it's one of Janet's newer releases, all of which are just as cute!  Paper Crafting Journey  has Make It Cute as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there and Cute Card Thursday has Things with Wings, so in there too. Crafts 4 Eternity has an interesting theme this time around: Social Media, to be Inspired by Twitter (or Facebook etc) I don't know whether my bird image is "Twittery" enough, but I'm taking the gamble and entering there too.
I've used the sketch from Gem of a Challenge as well, just because I liked it :-)
The papers are from Kaisercraft; the Homemade Collection, and the vertical panel IS different from the background (hard to tell, I know) so I'm entering the Simon Says Challenge to use three different papers.  The sheer ribbon, which is one of those lovely two-tone jobs that's impossible to capture on film! is from my stash, as are the pearls.  I've had everything on this card, except the image, for ages and now Lisa has extended the criteria at her for-fun challenge Waste Not Wednesdays to include any long standing stash, I'll be entering there.  
I used Nestabilities Fleur De Lis to cut the image panel, originally I cut a brown cardstock frame to put around the image but then decided to use the Kraft paper and distress the edges with ink (Versamark Bark)... this left me with the frame which I used on the inside to frame the jotting panel
My Aunty is the one who really loves owls, here is the card I made for she and my Uncle for Christmas, Paper Play Challenges has "For Mother or any female relative" as its theme this time, and while this card is for my Uncle and my Aunty I think it qualifies.  Joanna Sheen and Crafty Sentiments MONTHLY Challenge both have Love is in the Air as their theme; this isn't a card for Romantic Love but it is Love nevertheless so I'm entering those challenges too.  Moving Along With The Times has Lots of Layers, which is always easy for me... I love my layers (this card has four, five if you count the ribbon!) and the Allsorts Challenges theme is Anything Goes, which is easy for everyone, lol.
That's it for today, hope you like my card.  I'll be back in a day or so (my hubby is having a few health issues of his own so we're on the tests-results-more tests-worry roller coaster at the moment meaning it's hard to find Crafting time... then again isn't it always??!!) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is a super card, love the colours you have used and wow love that you coloured on kraft, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, hope things look up for your aunt and uncle, Hazelxox

debby4000 said...

So cute.

Angie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Debs said...

Fabulous card - super cute image and great result colouring on Kraft.
Love the Spellbinders die - it's one of my 'current' favourites :o)

Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts and MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna! Love this cute owl and you've coloured him so beautifully, gorgeous nestie shape too. Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge, and also for playing along with my WNW challenge too :o) Lisa x

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful Card, so sweet and cute!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments Monthly Challenge this week!!

Big hugs Jo xxx

pinky said...

Thanks rotten news for your uncle and aunt:( I am sure they will appreciate your lovely card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Nicola said...

Great card, I love the papers, colours, design and fab image! Sorry to hear of your uncle's ill health and wish him a full recovery!
Thanks for entering our Free Choice challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable Donna, I'm sure your Aunt and Uncle will love it. Love that you've used Kraft for the image. Fabulous results. Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen this month with your gorgeous creation. Good luck in the draw.
DT member

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Nicole Mullen said...

Fabulous card and a lovely gesture for your aunt and uncle. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Liz said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at C4E this week

Lisa Jane said...

oh i am sure your Aunt and Uncle will really appreciate this card - love the cute little owl
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

michele said...

Gorgeous card Donna best wishes to your Uncle I am sure they will appreciate the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Clarissa Schupp said...

Thank you again for this wonderful creation, hope we see you again next time.
xoxo Clarissa

Clarissa Schupp said...

Beautiful cration, Love the image and colors.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiment Design.

Hugs Andrea