January 24, 2008

Who's there?

Hello! This card is based on Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #21. I really enjoy using sketches as a starting point sometimes, and lately it seems like I use them all the time! The lighting was a little off in this photo and the left side is a bit washed out, but you get the gist anyway, right?Last week while playing around with some new stamps I stamped, embossed and mounted this funky owl (Inkadinkadoo) and then didn't know what to do with him. Lo and behold along comes Julee's Mojo Monday and whaddaya know?! A perfect square in her sketch!

So even though he was already mounted, I added a few layers of matting to match the card base. I started with a base of Groovy Guava, because it is my least favorite color this year and I need to do something with it! I stamped it with GG ink using the CHF (Cornish Heritage Farms) houndstooth BG stamp, and then stamped the lighter brown CS with another CHF BG stamp (polka dots). The small "foot print" stamps on the sides are actually the leaf stamp from PTI's Out on a Limb stamp set, as is the moon above Mr. Owl.

I used one of my favorite techniques when heat embossing on the owl; I put a tiny bit of gold EP just on his eyes, and then covered the rest of him with the chocolate EP. I like the multi-color look when embossing, because some of it always gets where you don't want it to but ends of looking more realistic anyway! This card ended up looking slightly retro due to the peach and brown, so I added a fun sentiment to match. "You're Fabulous" is from the Uplifting Phrases set from Verve Visual.

My little one was home sick again yesterday, so we had all day to spend time together, and when I was looking at blogs with him on my lap, he said "where's me, Mommy?" every time he saw a personal photo on someones blog, so I told him I would put one on today.

Here he is this morning holding his lunchbox and attempting to eat snow while Mommy isn't looking!

8 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love that card, Dana! And what adorable pictures!

Jen said...

Ohh! Look how tall he is getting! Great card. Beautiful boy!!

Mary said...

Nice card...that owl is awesome! And what a great pic of little D in the snow!

Julie Campbell said...

I love this owl card! I've got some paper that would be perfect for it. Hmm... :)

Your little guy is as cute as he can be! His eyes look so much like my son's. :) I'm probably partial.

dd2njoy said...

Ahhhh he's so cute!!! No wonder he wants to be on your blog so we all can see him. Your card is cool!!!

Jan Scholl said...

I almost deleted you from my reader as you hadnt updated in so long-I just had to check back once more. Congrats on the finalization of the adoption-now all the names match! Many happy days to all of you. (and keep the snow)

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Fabulous card, Dana! Love the retro feel. Your snow eating munchkin is cute as a button, too!

malieta said...

Very cute card Dana...I love the owl! Thank you for sharing the pictures, your son is a cutie!
malieta:)