Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Owl-ways Green-PDCC40-RRR5

This darling owl card is for three challenges!  First, the Play Date Cafe challenge which is a colorsplash - meaning most of the card is black and white with a splash of color and this time the color is green.  This was a fun one - when I first saw the challenge I instantly thought of this so darn cute set from Stampin' Up called "Aviary".  I just love this with the owl peeking out from the birdcage!  But I've also used the sketch from the Sweet Stampin Challenge  #37.  This is my first time participating in this weekly challenge - it looked like a fun challenge blog to play in and I liked the sketch this week.  It is also my first time participating in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge RRR5!  You have to see this blog - some great creative ideas on how to use ribbon on your projects.  Thanks to Trudy Sjolander of the Really Reasonable Ribbon's design team for guiding me to this wonderful site!  You MUST go to her blog too and see the incredibly beautiful cards she's made!  The RRR5 challenge is to use black and white on your project - and obviously black and/or white ribbon : ) so this card fits in just fine!

I've been trying to play in more challenges lately - for the fun and for meeting new folks online.  Each challenge group is different and consequently you pick up different design styles and techniques that you can learn from others. 

So I've used a number of different stamps on this card besides the Aviary set - I just thought it would be fun with a combination of different patterns in the black and white.  I like how the card turned out - especially that owl-ways green owl!

Thanks for looking in today.  Have a wonderful day!
Recipe:
Stamps - Stampin Up's Aviary, Medallion; Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Basics, Simply Stationary, Flourish
Ink - Stampin Up Pear Pizazz; Palette Noir Black
Paper - SU Black, Pear Pizazz; PTI Stampers select white
Accessories - Ribbon from Michaels, half black pearls, Fiskars corner punches, Spellbinders dies

16 comments:

True :) said...

Your card is awesome! You should also enter it in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge! You could win a $10 gift certificate!
Hugs,
True :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fun card, love all the bird cages, the popped up one with the owl is too cute! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

True :) said...

So glad you took me up on the invitation to join us in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge!
Your project is beautiful!
Please bookmark our team's Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog or add us to your challenge blog list. We have 2 challenges a month on the 1st and the 15th and would love to have you join us as a regular!
Good luck in the prize drawing!
Hugs,
True :D

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, I love this card, and the bow is to die for! I'm such a sucker for gingham, lol! Thanks so much for finding Really Reasonable Ribbon - please come back some time! xxx

beadz said...

Sharon, I love this card- it's just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbons!
hugs,
Gini

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Sharon! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love this entire card--beautifully done! I love the ribbon (and that bow is SUPER cute!!)...and I love the papers and the splash of green! Great take on two challenges:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Val said...

This is a beautiful card and I love all the detail. Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Come back soon.
Hugs
Valx

Primitive Paper said...

Just a masterpiece!!! Love everything about this card...only one problem...you are making me COVET! Ha ha.

Suzanne C said...

Love the birdcages! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations Sharon...your entry for the 'color splash' challenge was this week's Cup of the Week at The Play Date Cafe!

Evelyn S. said...

So often, I don't see all the entries in the PDCC....and I'm so glad to see yours. It's a clean, crisp, appealing card! Love that ribbon, too! Congratulations!

Carrie said...

Great take on the sketch!!
Love the colours and image!!

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

ChristineCreations said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous card Sharon! It has such great lines with the textures and colors and pattern! A beauty!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, this is fantastic!!! I love how you used both the medallion & the polka dots!! Paired w/ Aviary and that fabulous bow, this one is definitely a winner!! Congrats!

Stampin Mindy said...

Such a great card, love the bow and images.

Thank you for joining Really Reasonable Ribbon's Black and White Challenge.

Hugs, Mindy

PS. Have have some blog candy over on my blog, if you'd like to check it out!