Saturday, October 26, 2013

Have Hope Mixed Media Owl

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Pecan

Today's Hope You Can Cling to Challenge is 'Mix It Up - Mixed Media.' While I have done this with other projects, I haven't really done it on a card so to speak. I knew I wanted to use this cute little owl from Tracey at The Stamping Boutique, but incorporating a digi on a mixed media card presents its own set of problems, especially when my printer at the time was on the fritz. rollers were messed up and nothing wider than about 5" would go through..... I was having to cut all of my cs before feeding it through.

as I mentioned before, life is pretty interesting at our house on a daily basis. ;)

the card base is sprayed with several shades of blue glimmer mists with The Crafter's Workshop mini fish scale stencil. 'have hope' is from the stamp set of the same name by My Favorite Things. the branches were cut from a Starbucks coffee cozy with a TH die. leaves were cut from Basic Grey Persimmon paper with a TH die. little baby flowers are Prima. I think the button is SU!. paint along the edges is white mixed with a few drops of baked brown sugar re-inker. I didn't have a tan acrylic paint, so I just made my own.

I also want to tell all of you thank you for your support as we have gone through the ups and downs of first thinking I was cancer free and then discovering I might not be. it means a lot to have all of you here with us. thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Sister Act - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Delightful Challenges - winged things
Craft Room - feathered friends
Cheerful Stamp Pad - stencil
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Ooh La La - things with wings
Path of Positivity - hope
Allsorts - treemendous


Nancy said...

Lovely page, Jennifer! I just made a page about HOPE too and I mentioned you! Hope that's okay? :o)

Desire Fourie said...

Your project is gorgeous. Love the leaves and the branches. This is so perfect for our HOPE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
PS: So sorry to hear, but may hope carry you through xxx

Pam said...


Been away from the computer the last couple of days due to work related issues and just saw your last three post. Know I am praying that the whatever the scan picked up turns out to be nothing to be concerned about. Glad you weathered the snow storm and hope that you are nice and warm and cozy! Looks like winter has made its appearance! :) Your card is wonderful as always. Hope you have a great weekend and I will be praying for ya!!


Penny said...

Jen, this is so darling! Love your background! Really cute owl, love the design & those branches are fab! And do "have hope"--I certainly do! :^)
Biggest hugs, Penny

Karen Letchworth said...

Your little owl is so cute, and I really love the great textures in his nest. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenges, Jennifer. Your art is always a blessing to me, and I appreciate it. You're in my prayers.
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*Vicki* said...

I really LOVE the background on your design here Jenn!! I love using those sprays! :) Such a cute owl too!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! HUGS

Chris Hanselman said...

Cute card. I love the image. Thanks for joining our Winged Things challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Renee B. said...

Wow Jennifer, I love your background...I just took a class a few weeks ago on different uses for stencils, it was great. That little owl is pretty sweet!
Hugs, Renee

Wendi said...

What a fabulous card that background is lovely and the leaves beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Sandra said...

Beuatiful project!! Love the owl :-)
Colors are beautiful!
"Have hope" indeed!!

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - the owl is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 71 'let's stencil', Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

Unknown said...

The cute little flower bow on the owl is a card maker. Lovely colors and layout. Thank you for posting with us this week. Your beautiful work really is appreciated by so many. Come back soon!
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

brenda said...

What a lovely entry for my Treemendous theme at Allsorts this week, thank you so much for joining in.

B x

vdoyle8 said...

You are in my prayers. My husband is fighting cancer right now. The hardest thing to deal with, for me, is the constant "cancer mood swings". One day its good news, the next day its not. And every time he has a twinge, fever, muscle ache, anything - I'm sure it's recurrence. It just absolutely sucks. This is the first year I haven't done the HYCCT cards at SCS - I just don't have the emotional fortitude to be creative.
Prayers for you -- I wish you the best.

Unknown said...

Great project.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Vicki Romaine said...

Cute card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Angeline Choo said...

Aww, this card is adorable! Love that owl

Thanks for joining Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Jo Ann said...

This is so cute...Love the branch/leaves you created and that owl is so cute. Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!


SAMARA said...

Hey there Jennifer! Long time since we had contact. I am so sorry to hear your news. This really touched me and my heart is sad; but I know you, your spirit, your passion for life and your radiant surviving fighting trailblazing ways. From that standpoint, I want to tell you I am with you in my prayers and will be for the long haul. You are never alone - I know you know that.

Your card is precious. And yummalicious - if it has anything Starbucks on it, it is a winner with me!!! The colors on it are so beautiful and soft and serene and I really love your mixed media style. It is beautiful the way you have combined traditional art with the bohemian. Jennifer, you are the one to come over to Path of Positivity because I think of you that way. I want to thank you for entering your card and hope you will come again and grace us with your art. Many hugs, Samara DT POP

Jackie said...

Darling card! I love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us this week at the Digital Delights Delightful Challenge Blog! I hope you play again soon!

Jackie, Digital Delights Delightful Challenges DT

Mummylade said...

Gorgeous creation Jennifer! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and we hope to see you again!

ike said...

Lovely card - I like the textures added by the leaves and branch.
Sorry about your news - sending you some healing vibes :-)
Thank you for joining us at the Path Of Positivity HOPE Challenge :-)

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Path of Positivity said...

Hey Jennifer,

Life really has been a roller coaster for you, hasn't it?. I just spent some time catching up on the events of the last few weeks and also read your post that came after this one. I am really sorry that once again you have to live with the fear of a possible recurrence. Additionally, I am sorry that you are feeling this way about crafting and that something that used to be joyful and a salvation for you, has become something that you need to walk away from.

Before you did, I am glad that you entered your beautiful artwork into our challenge. My wish for you as you step away is that you will heed the words of your card and always keep hope alive in your heart.

Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I'm so glad that you found my challenge and once you return to crafting, I hope that you will consider joining us again.

Wishing you all the best on your journey!

Lisa D., Owner

Pat said...

First time here, and I love your mixed media card. I didn't know you could feed it through a printer or I would have done so years ago! Love it!
On a personal note, your card says it all right now in your personal life. While you have this cloud over you, the best way to deal with it is to keep calm and hope on! Lots of people are paying for you, including this perfect stranger!

Chris said...

If there were a picture under the word hope in my dictionary it would be your face.
Chris V

Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful creation Jennifer...As wonderful a creation as you are in God's eyes! Always remember that and stay strong and have Hope as in your card...I love everything that you have used on this card but the Starbucks coffee cup holder is the best! I also have ventured into re-purposing cool items like that.
In my prayers and thoughts daily,

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Jennifer! What a wonderful card design - really unique with the symbolism of rainbows in the background, a darling little owl sporting pink in solidarity, and wonderful branch - the leaves look fabulous! You are in my thoughts and prayers. hugs, de