Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No more Owlets Jumping on the Bed! - Pilin' on another Scene

This week at Pile It On our challenge is to Create a Scene. We're sponsored by Beyond the Fringe Crafts. I've been a fan of this fun site run by Carmen for several years; she has many wonderful images in her Etsy shop, and also provides lots of freebies on her blog.

I already made a card for this challenge featuring her Wonky Silhouette Cityscape digi stamp, but since I own that image I figured I'd take advantage and show off one of her great freebies too! I just fell in love with her Six Little Owlets Jumping On the Bed set (freebies for a limited time!), and decided to make a Halloween-themed scene using it. I remember this poem from my childhood and spent many an hour playing it with my niece (although I see the lyrics now say "bumped his head" instead of "broke his head," like I learned it. I'm all for this kind of language change, as I remember thinking those monkeys were really, really hurt!)

I printed the image onto an orange cardstock base. I made a little "rug" with a striped paper from the same Graphic 45 set as the purple polka-dotted paper. The bed is fussy-cut from a white cardstock, pieced with the purple "bedspread" and colored with Copics and gel gens. I printed the owlets on Kraft paper (the set comes with a separate set of owls that line-up perfectly with the owlets on the main image, so you don't have to cut them from the big image) and colored them with gel and glitter pens.

I typed up the sentiment, printed it on plastic, and used the rub-on technique to transfer it to a wood talk bubble. I used another wood embellishment, this funky little owl, to add a bit of fun. I colored it to match the other owls, and gave it some surprised-eyebrows. I had so much fun making this, and hope my niece likes it!

Lawnscaping #92
Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween or Color Combo (3rd entry)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts October Challenge: Animals
Simon Says Stamp: Use Kraft paper (2nd entry)

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  1. hahahahaha such a funny card :) thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping challenges!!

  2. Absolutely adorable, I love the creativity behind this scene you made! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. Cute card! Those owls are so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  4. fun card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara


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