Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cutie Owl



This little cutie is coloured with watercolour pencils and is probably a bit brighter than it needs to be, but hey it's always an experiment isn't it.  It has stickles on it too.  The branch is various metallic pens.  The more I look at it, the more I think I should do something on the white background, but there's so much going on elsewhere on the card, I think I'll leave it.   Its cut out with a spellbinder label and edged in silver leafing pen.
The pearlescent blue card mat under that is also edged with the leafing pen.

The background papers are both digis from Pink Petticoat (I love their papers, their colour palettes are gorgeous) .  They are both sewn onto a white card matt with a multi-coloured machine embroidery thread in a zig zag stitch.

The owl stamp and the sentiment are from the same set (I think it might be Inkadinkadoo but I have stupidly thrown away the packaging of most of my unmounted stamps!) .  The sentiment is edged in the silver leafing pen as well.  The gorgeous dotty blue satin ribbon is tied around the piece to balance out the blue of the mount above.  The whole thing is mounted onto the same blue pearlescent card as the mount for the owl.

Like a lot of my cards when I look at it, I find fault, this isn't perfect, that could be better, what if I did this or that, so I was reluctant to post it.  But I think you just have to go for it and just let it be 'good enough' rather than 'perfect'.  I don't think we would ever post anything otherwise!  What do you think?

10 comments:

Celia said...

That is lovely so cut with the owl xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan said...

Aw that's lovely xx Jan

GoonerGirl said...

Awww its sooo cute I love it. Chris xx

Linda said...

This is just so darn cute :0) Love the papers too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Craft Owl said...

I love that owl and all those bright colours. I recognise that paper too - think I have some in my stash. Marie x

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card, really love those colours. i'm always critical of my cards, I just think it's something that we all do, and always will do!
Sarah xx :0)

Kim x said...

There are some beautiful cards on your blog Anne, I especially love the stencil trees, I may well have to borrow that idea.
Well done you for joining the wonderful world of blogging. It's very addictive you know, just like crafting lol
Hugs Kimx

annemarks said...

Thanks Kim, you are a great teacher!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is such a sweet and pretty card, I really love the way you have coloured the owl, so pretty and original, love the bow too, fantastic design
Lindsay xx

annemarks said...

Thanks Lindsay :)