Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What a Hoot!

I'm excited to be playing along with City Crafter Challenge today. For one reason or another I haven't been able to for a while and I've been anxious to join in again.  This week's challenge is around the corner with a SUPER cute inspiration photo.

Week 275 ~ Around the Corner


Is that not the cutest kitten you have ever seen?  I am reminded of a cat I had in my 20's.  She was a little black and gold tortie and was the cutest little character.  She would play hide and seek with me.  Yes, you read that right!  She would peek around a corner at me until I would come for her and she would run and hide.  If I didn't find her right away she would come and peek at me again and dart off to a hiding spot until I would find her.  It was hilarious!

On to my card. I used an owl image rather than a kitten as I wanted to have a critter peeking on my card and I thought it would be fun to create a hole in a tree and an owl seemed more appropriate.  but in hindsight, I guess cats also frequent trees.  :)  The main panel was dry embossed with a wood grain embossing folder. I considered sponging it but I liked it clean.  A circle was cut out and another circle in black added to give the hole some dimension.  I stamped the owl image and colored with markers and added some Wink of Stella to reinforce it as the main feature of the card.  I fussy cut it and mounted it in the hole of the tree. A thin border of dark brown was added and then mounted to a green card base.  I stamped the hello on green and cut it out in a leaf shape, it could also pass as a word bubble too.  All in all a pretty simple card but I think it will be a fun card to send someone to let them know I'm thinking of them.


Happy Stamping,
Dana

16 comments:

  1. Oh how cute is that, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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    1. Thanks so much Kirsty! It was a fun challenge to play along with.

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  2. Your card is so cute Dana. That kitten is a real cutie. I enjoyed reading about your little cat playing hide and seek with you. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you Barb! She was a little cutie and that is a very happy memory for me. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

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  3. Lovely design. What a cute image! xx

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    1. Thanks Liz! That little owl is one of my favorites.

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  4. Love your resourcefulness...great way to create a speech bubble! The wood grain ef was the PERFECT choice!

    I'm totally a cat lover too! Wwe have two - both our daughter's cats who have come to live at grandma & grandpa's house! They do tie us down,a bit, but I sure enjoy their company :)

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    1. Thank you Geri! I miss having a pet around, but I spoil our neighbor's dogs instead.

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  5. I absolutely love your take on our challenge this week!! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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    1. Thanks so much Roz. It was a fun challenge!

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  6. Anyone would be delighted to receive this adorable and sweet card, Dana! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you for you generous comments Darnell!

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  7. Love the little owl peeking out...so CUTE!

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  8. Woohoo this is owl-so cute:) In fact I think it;s brilliant. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB! I LOVE your take on our theme!

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    1. Thank you Stella! It was such a fun card to make.

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