Sunday, 7 October 2012

Owl OK



Hello Peeps, the first Sunday the month so it's time for new challenges and we have quite a selection for you this month. At Craft a Scene we have the lovely theme of ' Majestic Mountains', at Stampalot it's 'Punch Away' and that Penny Black and More it's all about 'Animal Magic'.

As you might guess the one at the top of my post is my Craft the Scene DT piece where I have combined stamps from Stampscapes, Chocolate Baroque and Art Impressions. I stamped all with black archival ink using the third generation ink for the mountains to achieve softer look and did all the colouring with Pan Pastels. I thought the castle felt a little bit Halloween/Frankenstein'ish, so I filled in the wings of the birds to look like bats.


My second card above is my Stampalot DT piece, I paper pieced the dress and water coloured the smaller elements. A punched border and some ribbons, die cut flowers and swirl and DP from stash and I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea of the make, then finally a few pearls to embellish.


My third and final piece is for Penny Black and More is very simple and straightforward, paper piecing again, a punched border, lace and ribbon. I fretted about this one a bit as I felt the theme title indicated cute but needless to say I have very little that fits that bill so the owl it was. And I did Google it and birds and feathered creatures are all considered animals apparently.

My craft room is just about finished now so I'm hoping the weather will be kind today and I can get some photos done to share, watch this space !

As always my thanks for popping by and I hope you will join in with our challenges this month.



63 comments:

Jackie said...

They are all wonderful cards Brenda. I love the first for the fabulous scene you have created, the second for the gorgeous colour combo, but the third one is my favourite, I love that cute little owl :o)
Jackie xx

belldoubleyou said...

I think it's quite clever how you've used a scalloped edge to go with the scallops of the owl's feathers!

die amelie said...

These are absolutely lovely, Brenda!!!


die amelie xx

Dora said...

Good morning Brenda, what a feast to the eyes today on this lovely Sunday morning, thank you :) I love all three cards, each one is so beautiful and unique. Always my favourite are your scenic ones, but the one with the dress is so elegant. Love the glittery paper and the owl card, while as you said is a little simple, it is so cute and pretty, I love it :) Wishing you a lovely Sunday and will be looking forward to see photos of your new craftroom. Hugs xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda,Wow - Love the scene on the first cards, the mountains look fantastic and the castle looks very spooky!
Fabulous paper piecing on the dress for and the little owl looks so cute.
So glad to hear the Craft room is almost complete, bet you can't wait to mess it up!
Have a great Sunday
Avril xx

nnalorac said...

Cant pick a favourite today Brenda, just love them all. Gorgeous, yummy and cute. And thanks for reminding me I have that Owl, must bring him out now before I forget!
crafty hugs
Carol

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Brenda,

hope you are well... All these cards are stunning.. Love the scene and how you have turned the birds into bats (perfect). Love the papers on the second one, i have those (think they are First Edition boho chic pad).. That owl on the third card is adorable and love the paper piecing too..

Have a great sunday.
Hugs Kelly

Beryl said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the scenic one most, of course. Very clever with the birds/bats, and the mountains look great with the glittery snow.
Beryl xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards.
Gr Elly

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Such a wonderful selection of card Brenda!
I can honestly say I love them all! The images, colours and details your have added are just perfect!!

I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Wendy L said...

All lovely card Brenda, love the mountain one. xxx

Fliss said...

These are all stunners Brenda and so varied too. Love each one for different reasons but especially the spooky scene as the stamps are fabulous and your misty background is amazing.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Jane said...

Wow Brenda these are 3 beauties today..all of them. I do love the paper pieced dress which matches the backing paper..very clever. I also love the glitter on the mountains. I am glad you craft room is nearly finished..our creative spaces are very important aren't they. I am glad that you are feeling a little better now and that dear Buffy's ashes are laid to rest. Enjoy this sunny Sunday (I hope it is with you).
Jane x

Linby said...

Wow three very different and great cards. My fav of course is the fashion one. Love the glittery mountains.
Lynnx

Никитина Наталья Валентиновна said...

This christmas owl is just marvellous!





Lorraine said...

I love all 3 cards Brenda. The mountains look stunning and a great mansion! I love teh layout and colours on the second card and finally I NEED that owl!! just gorgeous.
Have a good Sunday
Lorraine x

Ruth said...

Hi Brenda, what a super array of cards this morning. Your scene cards always inspire me and this is no exception. Love the other two as well.. Glad to hear your craft room is almost there now. Looking forward to seeing the photos (through green eyes!) Ruth x

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, you totally outdid yourself with these cards: I think all three are brilliant! So different but so effective, all of them! Hugs Frea

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Brenda,
You really inspired me and one of your card's really stood out for me and I mentioned you on my blog and put up a link for the card that got my mojo going! I hope it is OK with you..let me know.This little owl is adorable and such a sweet look on it's face! I love all your latest creations especially these hand matched flowers are terrific.
Have a great week
Hugs Trish xx

May said...

What a fabulous selection of fantastic cards... you have been busy.. Beautiful creations... Hugs May x x x

Aud said...

Youve been busy Brenda, 3 beautiful cards ...well done you ! Love all of them, all so different but lovely. Hope your craft room gets finished soon. Aud x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Brenda all three are gorgeous again ! The mountains on the first are fabulous, they look so 'real'. Love the paper piecing on the 2nd and the owl on the 3rd is so sweet. Great work ! I hope you are having a great weekend, Shirleyx

Tanya said...

These are fantastic Brenda! My absolute favourite is the first one, because it's so magical and reminds me of Harry Potter! And I love Harry Potter! The other two are amazing as well, that little owl is adorable and I love your paper-piecing on both.

Hugs from Tags xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

all 3 cards are stunning, just love the gothic scene and the cute owl card. janex

Desire Fourie said...

These are so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellie said...

Oh Brenda, these are all so amazing! Love the mountain scene you created for your first card, the glitter looks stunning, and I love how that castle looks on top of the mountain. It reminds me of the castle in the book that I am reading at the moment.

The second card is equally beautiful, although it is so different from the first one. Love the colors you used, gorgeous sketch and the paper is so pretty! Love the paper piecing!!

And of course your PB card is so beautiful too. Love the CAS look to it, that owl is beautiful and again, I love the paper piecing!

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! Love the scene, the wings of the birds oh so nice idea ! Superb !
The second is really beautiful with the paper piecing !
And the third, oh the owl is so cute !
Love them all my friend !
Can't wait to see your craftroom !
xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

More lovely creations Brenda...love the scene you have done on your first card and the mix of stamps..your 2nd card is gorgeous and that little owl is just the cutest..love the paper piecing on both of these cards..

Anne

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous array of cards .. they are all so different but all as gorgeous .. love the magical scene at the top
Lisa x

Tedz said...

Hello Brenda, You are going to know which one I like the best but they are all so nice and I love the Christmas card, that owl is so cute. Pauline xx

susiestacey said...

A Beautiful collection of cards Brenda, all so different and all so beautiful - my fav is the scene and a fantastic idea too adding to the birds to make them look like bats. Take care x Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, all 3 cards are beautiful I love the scene you created and the sparkle on the mountains, the paper piecing on the second one and the adorable owl on the 3rd card,
Have a great week Kevin xx

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Brenda! I love them all, especially your beuatiful scene

ALI said...

A great selection of cards Brenda, I love the dress one.

Tracy said...

Just loving how you've altered the birds to bats brenda, the scene is fabulous, love the subtle colours of the background.
Love the sophistication of your second card, and the paper piecing makes it perfect.
And a fabulous design on the third with a very cute owl.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

That scenic card is like the opening page of a story book Brenda, I love it. The dress one is so pretty, beautiful colours and paper piecing. The owl is too cute, great idea and again gorgeous colours. Can't wait to see the make over!

Dora said...

hello Brenda,
beautiful cards!! the scenery card is great!! beautiful mountain.
the owl is supers!
greetings Dora

Von said...

They are owl perfect Brenda :)
Von ♥

Kat said...

Wow Brenda, I don't know where to start. That scene is fabulous, I just love it. Love the paper piecing, beautiful swirl and flowers on the second one. The third one is a really fun image. Love that cute owl and the paper piecing on him looks great.

Hope your craft room is finished now and we can have a nosey soon.

Take care,

Kat xx

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow all of your cards are beautiful. TFS AJ-

Paula (PEP) said...

Those mountains are gorgeously atmospheric in the first & I love your 'bats'. The paper piecing is lovely in the other two but I especially like that owl with the way you've decorated the area above - it looks like a window with a pretty curtain & doesn't that lace & the scalloped edge echo the shape of his feathers superbly? Love the little pearl brad ribbon embellishing too.
Paula (PEP)

Lynne K said...

Three stunning cards, Brenda! Love the batty scene - so clever - and the owl of course. The dress card is very pretty. Great paper piecing on that and the owl.

Have a good week,

Lynne x

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous.

chillin with Quillin said...

there all awesome, like how you created bats out of birds, and the castle is sharp!!!
Paula

Merry said...

Three different and wonderful cards. How clever to turn the birds into bats. Love the dress mannequin image and that owl is too cute.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hello Ms Brenda, How gorgeous do those snowy peaks look, love them! and really adore the dress form, SUPER pretty!!!

And that Owl Christmas card made me smile so much, I SO love it, love love love!!!

Oh to get loose into your craft room ;-) I don't think I would go home! hehe!

Have a great new week!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda and although I love the owl I think your first one is my favourite, love the sparkle on the mountains.
luv
Debby

Shirley said...

Oh Brenda, I love all these cards. All three are so different but each one as pretty as the next. The first one makes me think I am standing looking at scenery in the distance. So cleverly done. The second is such a fun card and I love the paper piecing. The third is such a cutie too with the little owl in his xmas hat.

I am sure you will enjoy every minute in your craft room.

Shirley

Gerrina said...

Love the scenery-card and a great idea to get bats like that! The paparpierced dress is just lovely and I think the owl is cute enough! Would love to see pics of your new craftroom so hope that the weather was a little nice yesterday! Hugs, Gerrina

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love them all, but the owl is so cute.
Nikki x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun ,that first one the scene is just incredible,gosh could actually see myself walking down there brilliant dimension Hun,and the rest I love the dress,just gorgeous and oh that wee owl is just so cute,stunning set of cards Hun hugs Cherylxxxx

Ella's Design said...

Love all your cards, Brenda! The fab castle scene and pretty paper pieced dress stamp are both wonderful, but I think my fave has to be the owl card! I love the clean and simple design and your use of paper piecing on that cutie owl stamp...easy peasy Christmas cards with a wow factor! Lisa x

walchowDesign said...

Stunning "Frankenstein" scene up there, Brenda! The snow and pathway on the mountains gives such a great 3D look.

Love the sexy paperpieced dress and the owl card is so sweet!

Whisper said...

All stunning creations, but have specially fallen in love with the Owl, what a great colour to do him in, Luv Sam x

Gail said...

Those are all wonderful!
Love the castle & bats, the dress form is stunning, and your owl so cute!
Going to check out your craft space!

linda said...

hi brenda, ooh, spooky, pretty and simply fun! all three cards are very creative and i love the stamping of the owl on the printed paper.
linda

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards!!! They are each so different in style...you have it goin' on!!! Love them ALL!!!``

Inkypinkydelights said...

Great cards Brenda! You have been so busy. Thanks for stopping by my Blog today with your lovely, much appreciated comment. In answer to your query, yes the bunting are die-cuts. It is a Whimsy die. A really nice size too making it so usable. Judy x

Scrap Affair said...

I really am in LOVE with the first one, the castle and the bats... All is just fab!

Julie said...

Awwww B, I love this fabby owl, how cute he looks in DP! This is right up my street! Hoping you're doing well, Julie.x

loulou said...

Love your halloween scene with the glittery snow. cheers Linda

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

All absolutely gorgeous, the first one is my fav because it's just so magical and the colours are beautiful, loving the sparkle too, they are all lovely though and the little owl on the last one is really adorable
Lindsay xx

BlackLissi said...

Wow! Your cards is totally gorgeous! I love all of them!
But castle card is absolutely amazing! It's so magical! Thanks for inspiration!
Maria