Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rockin Oliver Owl BWC16

Hello everyone!!

It's Wednesday and you know that mean Ashley's BWC is here!! I combined the color challenge on SCS (River Rock, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla) with the BWC sketch and this is what I came up with!

The stamp is a soon-to-be released stamp from Treehouse Stamps, called Oliver Owl. He will be sold as an individual and the sentiment is also available as an individual. Both of these, and more, will be released on August 7th!! I will be showing you more sneak peeks in the coming days.

I decided to try something different on this card, and I must say I really like how it came out. This is my first attempt at the "Out-of-the-Box" technique. I was never quite sure how to do this and honestly, I almost cut off Oliver's head last night while trying to do this!! I may just offer this technique up in one of my Getting Creative with Ann challenges!!! Be on the lookout!!

I ran the Soft Sky background panel through my Distressed Stripes CB folder and then used my distressor tool on the edges. I also distressed the edges of the smaller sky panel under Oliver.

To create Oliver I stamped him in Choc. Chip craft and embossed in clear. Some of the parts didn't embossed very good, but you get the idea. I used my simple SU! markers for coloring all but his belly. His belly was colored with the Soft Sky ink pad and blender pen. I then stamped him again, cut out and colored his wings, and put them on with dimensionals. The entire panel of Oliver is on with dimensionals, and then thicker foam squares were used on the entire panel of Oliver.

I used choc. chip polytwill and wide gg to breakup the colors some, and then added a touch of Very Vanilla taffeta.

Hope you like it!! I really like this sketch and have a swap card ready to go for convention with this sketch. And yes I know that convention is next week!!!

Happy Stamping and be sure to check out the first Getting Creative with Ann challenge just below!!!



Ashley said...

OMG! Now, that is CUTE!!! I love your coloring and Oliver's wings look great!!! :o) Perfect card, Ann!! Out of this World! Hugs, Ash~

Michele Kovack said...

This really turned out soooo cute!!

Kristin Edwards said...

Very cute Ann!! Great use of the colors. :)

Karen said...

Oliver looks really great Ann. I like what you did with him.

Anonymous said...

What a hoot of a card! It is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Anne I love your owls. Very cute. Great job.