Tuesday, April 20, 2010

'Owl'Ways Together :)

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Biscotti

Hello there! Sorry to have been away again. Once we got over the icky tummy bug, I came down with pneumonia and a sinus infection. I am sooooooo ready to not be sick anymore. So I am done with it all - okay? sound good to y'all? deal! :)

For today I am playing in the challenge over at Isabella's Sketchbook - use the sketch provided. well, I turned it upside down, being the rebel that I am. I tried to keep in mind that I am sending this to my sweetie, so kept the frilly frou frou to as much a minimum as I could. Even added some sticks to make him happy! giggles! guess which owl is me? yep, it's tough I know, but give it a go anyhow.........

Papers are the new Basic Grey Green at Heart. This is an AMAZING collection! I love the colors and designs! The curry areas have been painted with beeswax shimmerz for a little extra shimmer shine! I have had this vintage/retro lace trim in my stash for a while, and thought this would be the perfect time to use it, since it is more of an accent on this card. I used the distressing technique I told y'all about a few weeks ago again - distressing with water and ink. That hot pink turned out much hotter than I anticipated once I got going with it (not so hubby-friendly), so I pulled out my ink squirty tool and 2 different markers - celery & cocoa, to help create a more subtle look to the main image. I also gave a wash of caramel ink to the bg to help as well. it is amazing how several little tricks can create a totally different overall effect.

Thursday starts the big Create It Green Earth Day blog hop, so I hope you check back. I also plan to have a little Squigglefly something for you tomorrow if all goes well. Thanks for hanging in there with me! It sure means a lot! :) love ya!!!

Paper Sundaes - Card with no people
Stamp with Fun - Animals


Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Sorry you have been ill again.
What a fab card, the owls are lovely together.

Take care hun.

Hugs Ali x

Randi said...

Jennifer, what a sweet card. Your owls are great. Have a great day.

raindropecho said...

This is adorable! Hope you feel better, Jennifer! You're just having some bad luck there :( Get well soon!

- Ann

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is darling! and i'm soooooo sorry you've been so ill. i hope there was someone around to take care of you!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally adorable, Jennifer! Wonderful job on the owls and all the distressing. Fab vintage lace too - love it!! Hope you will be feeling better real soon!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - this is terrific!!! and you did this with pneumonia!!! one talented GF! hmmmmmmm....still trying to guess which owl is YOU LOL heehheeheheheh

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this card! I'm planning on making a card for my sweetie today. So glad you are feeling better. My 6yo is recovering from pneumonia and sinus issues.

Crystal said...

Hey Jennifer, hope you are feeling better! Great card, I love the owls. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How cute! Love how you tweaked it to get the look you wanted. Hope you are done with the sickies- not fun. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

HappyCrafter said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been well! Rest up and take care, and I hope you feel better soon!
This card is super cute, and I like the play on words in the sentiment.
Glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes.

i {heart} papers said...

Adorable! I'm loving that Green at Heart paper!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !!like the cute image!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46