Saturday, June 4, 2011

Whoooo Is Thinking Of You?


This week's ColorQ had some fun, bright colours!  I just loved the inspiration picture and immediately wanted to use my new Stampin' Up owl punch (yes, I'm a bit slow...but when one has a tight budget, better late than never is the key!).  I combined this week's colours with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch as the layout was perfect for the owl.

Since I didn't have any Soft Suede I had to sub in a different brown - think it may be Really Rust.  I pulled out my scalloped scissors to make rows of "feathers" on the owl (just don't look too closely as they aren't quite even!) and added a black branch for a bit of pop against all the bright colours.

Still in love with PTI's Polka Dot Basics II so I VersaMarked large dots on the Melon Mambo panel and embossed the main image panel with Tim Holtz's wood grain embossing folder for some "tree texture".  Love this folder!  My list of addictions is expanding LOL!

I'm beginning to tremble at the thought of just three and a half weeks of school left and the fact that my "baby" girl will be moving on to high school next year!  Think I'll pull a Scarlet O'Hara and "think about it tomorrow"!




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Circular Sayings
Paper:  Melon Mambo. Crushed Curry, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black
Accessories: (Stampin' Up) Owl Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Bird Punch, Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Sheer Brown Polka Dotted Ribbon, Button, Scalloped Scissors, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is absolutely adorable. You did a great job on this challenge. What a sweet inspiration picture. Hug that baby girl. Those years go so fast but they are lots of fun.

Emily Keaton said...

How adorable, Marisa!! The colors are fantastic and I love how you ruffled the belly of that cute owl. Such a fun card! I'm loving my owl punch, too. :)

lotte chew said...

the owl is adorable!!

Viv said...

Just had a look through your latest projects Marisa and I was bowled over!!! What wonderful creations and feasting for the eyes! You are AMAZING!!! Hugs Viv xxx

TannyP said...

You did a fabulous job with that color combo! It scares me, so I'm going to think about THAT tomorrow. =) Love that owl!

Maureen said...

Pull a Scarlett O'Hara! That made me laugh! Oh, these are the yummiest colours, arent' they? I've got my card half done sitting on the desk...we met up with friends and found a sunny patio after the floor store, so I didnt' finish last night. It's a sunny weekend :) Looking forward to the game tonight! Love you new little owl and that textured tree...totally rocks!!

Queen Mary said...

Beautious!

Katina said...

Scary colour combo Marisa but you've totally pulled it off! Love the way you did the feathers - I would never have thought of that! xx

Patrice said...

Luv that little owl!

Amy Sheffer said...

Too adorable, Marisa! Love your take on the colors -- just perfect!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is adorable!! Love the colors & the polka dots on the melon mambo! Super cute owl, too, of course :) I am sooo sad my oldest baby is "graduating" from kindergarten! I am dreading the teen years :)

Sylvia said...

Such a cute card, Marissa! Love all the texture you have created. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Nance said...

Oh, how sweet is this?! So many things to love let me count the ways: woodgrain texture, cutie patootie owl, scalloped feathers, polka dots, rounded corners and, and....all add up to one sweet card! Love it Marisa! High school? OMG, I hear ya!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun take from the inspiration photo!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

That owl is just a pip. What a darling punched image. So fun and fabulous!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, white....feels good...
Great effect with the embossing, makes the owl right at home in a tree! (The woodgrain...ya know). Love how you worked the colors...a beautiful Marisa card!

Vicki B. said...

Love that sweet little owl!!! Great colors too!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is just the cutest thing. I LOVE it! Your woodgrain folder was perfect.
Enjoy your 'baby' to the fullest...time flies. Boo Hoo