I have the immense pleasure of sharing the cards I made with a digi set from the incredible artist, and my friend, Donna Ellis of Creative Smiles! I had so much fun playing with this set I made 3 cards!!! As you know, the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge is always Anything Goes with a Critter. We’d love if you come play along this month where the prize is the image set the DT used!!! First up, my owl cards:
b/w image pre-colored image
This set, Great Horned Owl was originally created by Donna for Sparkle N Sprinkle and comes with a total of 17 images and sentiments! I like that each image comes both black and white and color, and in both jpeg and png. I immediately knew how I wanted to use the owl image. Using my Silhouette, I traced the owl images to cut along the edge. I prepped one colored owl and one b/w. I used masking paper to create the background by using a circle die to make the moon, and utilizing both the positive and negative masks to ink the background with Distress Oxides. It was so easy to get a smooth blend and I love how the sentiment is highlighted this way! For the b/w owl image, I colored it up with Prismacolor pencils and did the same ink blended treatment. Each panel was splattered with white paint for stars and then shimmer spray to make everything sparkle! An owl image was popped up with foam tape on each panel. Shame the shimmer is so hard to capture in photos! On to the 3rd card:
There are these beautiful branches in the image set too, and I couldn’t *not* use them! Since they seemed so simple and elegant, I decided to do a CAS card using the left and right images. A little die cutting, a little ink blending, and a tiny bit of pencil coloring… and done! A few iridescent rhinestones finished it off.
This set is only available as the prize for the current 2CCC challenge, as Donna doesn’t have a store front or online site for purchases. However, she continues to blog at Creative Smiles, where she frequently creates and donates her amazing sentiments and the occasional image! Be sure to check out her blog as she posts great stepped-out tutorials too! And head over to 2CCC to see how the rest of the DT used this image and to submit your critter projects to try to win this set!
ETA: This card was picked as one of the DT Favs at A Perfect Time to Craft!!!
I am submitting one of these cards to the following challenges:
- Crafty Friends – #130 – Animal / Birds
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
- Cardz 4 Guyz – #239 – Use Ink and/or Paint
- Shopping Our Stash – #414 The Great Outdoors
- Gem of a Challenge – Wk 5 – Anything Goes
- Crafty Catz – #495 – Anything Goes
- Polkadoodles – Wk 9 – Anything Goes
- Digi Choosday – Wk 8 – Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time to Craft – #3 – Anything Goes – DT FAV!!!
- Classic Design Challenge – #3 – Anything Goes
- Country View – March – The Eyes Have It
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #127 – Anything Goes
- The Corrosive Challenge – #3 – Anything Goes
- Dare 2B Artzy – March – Anything Goes
- Ike’s World – #129 – Anything Goes
ALL of these are GORGEOUS!!!! Love them
Wow Karen! Your owl creations turned out amazing! You’ve done a stunning job with the masking and blending of that mysterious night sky background behind him! I know what you mean about the shimmer! It’s very hard to capture on a photo, but I know it’s brilliant on your design! Your blending on the second set of cards is incredible as well and a brilliant use of the images my dear!! Donna will love this! 🙂 HUGS
I love what you did with both the owl and the sentiments, Karen! Fabulous cards.
I love your gorgeous night sky behind that wonderful owl! Your moon looks amazing!
Hi, Karen! Both your fantastic cards are amazing, especially with all the detail and color choices. Thank you for explaining your creative process. More than your cards, though, I feel blessed for your kind words. Thank you so much! lots of hugs, de
Wonderful cards. Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2020/02/wk-8-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking.html. Good luck with your entry
Gorgeous cards Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
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Gorgeous glowing night sky which is perfect for your owl! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Really beautiful cards. Great owl image and I LUV your backgrounds 🙂
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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Have you got any Links for that Owl stamp ?
Hello Suzy! I unfortunately do not have a link to the owl stamp set. Donna Ellis (retired 2CCC DT member) donated the set to the 2CCC DT for use when a scheduled sponsor dropped out on us. She originally illistrated the set for Sparkle N Sprinkle when they were open, but sadly they are no longer in business. Donna still creates the amazing sentiments and an occasional image, which she releases for free on her blog, Creative Smiles which can found at https://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/. Sorry I am unable to add a link in comments. I will edit the post to include this information. Thank you for inquiring!!!
Fabulous cards. I love the Owl and your background is fabulous. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
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Beautiful Cards! Thanks for participating
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Wow, you’ve used Donna’s images to great effect. I love the inked backgrounds too. They are all stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x
What an awsome make this is I like it
Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
Hugs and Creativity
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Your cards are beautiful! And, pure genius, designing the second card with the sentiment as focal image! Love it!
Fabulous cards!!! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges!
The background in the owl card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges!
Hello… Thanks for sharing your owl card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’animal/birds’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone’s day! Good luck in the draw and please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
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Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 5 at Gem of a Challenge!
What fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!
Lindo proyecto, gracias por participar en Coroosive Challenge.
Carmen Aurora DT