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