Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Craft's Me-owl

Hello Friends & Followers!  I hope your week is going well.  Today's card was created for this month's sketch at The Craft's Meow using their 'Happy Owl-ween' set illustrated by the talented Jenny Suchins:
(Please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  I just adore Jenny's little owls, they are SO CUTE!  And apparently her bats (and spiders, though I didn't use any here) are too!  I punched an oval of this pre-glittered black paper from last year's Martha Stewart Halloween papers collection, stamped the owl, fence and hat separately, colored them in using Copic markers, cut them out and assembled them.  Then I took a piece of this gorgeous black velvet paper from the same set and used Martha Stewart's Crackle punch along the top edge and tied some of this pretty iridescent yellow ribbon from Hobby Lobby around it.  Both of the cutie pie bats were stamped, colored and cut out too.  The sliver moon was stamped on yellow cardstock and then I added some glitter glue over the top to make it sparkle and let it dry (FYI: I found some of this Studio G glitter glue in these adorable little bottles that resembled Stickles at Walmart for only 97 cents (though I have seen them at Michaels for $1 as well) and wanted to see how they compared to Stickles - well, they ROCK IMHO!  Extremely similar to Stickles - look just as sparkly when dry, and dries in about the same amount of time too.  They might have been just a microscopic tad thicker than Stickles, though that isn't bad as I found it easier to control that way, and the opening of the dispenser might be slightly larger but with practice it is just as easy to get a nice fine line.)  I added some buttons with yellow twine bows through the centers and VOILA!    
In addition to The Craft's Meow Sketch Challenge, this card fulfilled the requirements of the following additional challenges as well:


Thanks for the fun sketch to play with Lisa!  And thank you all for taking the time to stop by my blog and view my creations.  Have a great day!
~Crafty Math Chick

20 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What? Are you kidding me? You are LUCKY 13!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! The sparkly really makes it pop! As soon as I get through with this release I'm going to pull that stamp set out again and play. It's too cute for words!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

~amy~ said...

woot woot...I LOVE it!!! Thanks for joining us at The Craft's Meow!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness, Meredith--this is ADORABLE!! Everything about this is SO cute. You rocked the sketch, too. Way to go!

Janeen said...

Meredith this is so cute, i love the textured black oval. you sure have been winning a lot of sets lately. glad your craft room is up and running again. thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge "things with wings" we appreciate you.

Molly's Crafty Moments said...

Such a cute card and I just love your buttons and bows. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Molly x

Brenda said...

So cute!!!! Thank you for playing along this week with Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Amy said...

I already said something on FB but this is too adorable for words!!! You rocked Jenny's owls!! hehe

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! you nailed this one GF! lovin all the details (-:
thanks so much for playing in Speedy the Cat's challenge - wouldnt have wanted to miss this cutie card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh that is so cute. The owl is such a pip on the card. The little buttons are darling. Cute cute card! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" Challenge this week. It is a delight to visit you to see what you made for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can play with us again next week!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Meredith! This is SO super cute! LOVE this little owl, the sentiment and the glittery base for him!!

Jacq said...

Hi there,
Oh WOW this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the super cute images, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a perfect card for the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!!!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Lori said...

OMGOSH what a gorgeous Halloween card! I love it - thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Meg said...

So cute, Meredith! I love the whole scene you created for Mr Owl! And thanks for the tip on the off-brand stickles; I may have to drop by and stock up this morning!

Joycelyn Turner said...

THis is just so darn sweet....every element is just FABULOUS!!!!

Wendy said...

Could this be any cuter!!! OMG, I love it....that black glitter background is perfect too!

Angélique said...

Great card! Love your images and coloringskills!
Thanks so much for playing this time with Paper Creations Ink. Please join us for the next challenge :)

*hugs*
Angélique - Guest DT

Alice Wertz said...

super cute! love all the detail. super halloween card!

wandaguess said...

OMG this card is just the cutest!! I need to get busy for Halloween - and your card has inspired me! Thanks for all the nice comments you leave me! So nice. :-)