Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dynamic Retro Smile


 This week's Retro Sketches was a fun one to work with and I combined it with this week's Dynamic Duo challenge.

For some reason, my owl punch came to mind so I decided to pull it out and use it on this card.   I embossed his tummy for a bit of texture and added a branch for him to sit on.  Added the smile sentiment as he makes me smile :)   The rest is pretty self explanatory.

Our glorious Fall weather continues bringing cool mornings and evenings and wonderfully warm afternoons :)  Needless to say, layering clothes weather is upon us and I can't wait for the maple leaves to start turning colours!!!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Circular Sayings (Verve) 
Paper: Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze (Stampin' Up) 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Owl and Bird Punches (Stampin' Up), Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up), Crimper, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals
 

22 comments:

Lynn said...

What a wonderful color combo...love the touch of texture on the owl's tummy!

Viv said...

Wow Marisa! How gorgeous is THIS!
LOVE the crispness of this, the colours, the cute owl and do tell me how you got that branch? Is it off the 'Bird on a Branch' punch? xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Love that owl!!! Wish I owned that punch....haha!
It's cool here in the mornings too. Frost warnings outside the city!!! I love it though!

nwilliams6 said...

Who wouldn't smile after seeing this darling card. One of the best owl punch cards I have seen. Love it! Hugz!

Brenda said...

Love the owl. This is as cute as can be.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cute! Made me smile~

Maureen said...

what a sweet little owl...love how you're adding texture...just make the card pop!

Debbie Carriere said...

Adorable!!! Love that owl :)

Vicki B. said...

Love that cute Owl!! So sweet!!!

Lisa said...

Too cute Marisa! The texture on his little body and your crimped trim add so much to your sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Benzi said...

Your owl is too cute, Marisa. I like the branch, too...just fits those little feet. Adorable card!

LeAnne said...

Great take on ALL the challenges---this little guy makes me smile and has prompted me to get this punch out....it's a tad bit dusty, LOL!

Thanks for playing with us this week!

ChristineCreations said...

Hee Hee! He's pretty adorable! Love this color combination too!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, this is such a great card! Love the sweet owl with his embossed belly and love all the white space!

Karen Aicken said...

Totally cute. Totally Sweet. Totally made me smile. Wonderful card!!
Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duo's this week.
Cheers, Karen

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This owl is so cute - great job on these 2 challenges.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Crisp and clean feeling which I love. Your owl is so sweet.

Anni said...

What a cute card! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa your card is gorgeous! That owl is just fantastic!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Awww, Marisa, this is too stinkin' cute! Love that sweet owl and the colors really pop off of the clean design. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Sweet Fairy said...

What a beautiful card. How cute design. Designing is so tough job and i realize this when i worked for the Scratch Cards Printing and designing company. Your work is so nice. I appreciate this.