Sunday, 29 November 2015

What a hoot!


Hello everyone.  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

First of all I'd like to welcome my new friend Virginia.  I'm so glad that you joined me here.  

I was having a bit of a sort out a couple of weeks ago and came across this messy bit of water colour paper that's been hanging around for ever.  I almost threw it out then decided to see if I could resurrect it.

I had to wrack my brain to try to remember which leaf stamp I'd used.  It's from a Kidomo set.  I have heard that they are no longer trading and I used to love their stamps.

I used the stamp on the edge of a kraft card and then stamped it a number of times over the water colour paper.  Then I mounted the watercolour card onto black card and die cut the circle.

The owl was stamped  on the front of the kraft card where the hole would be then I coloured him, added Glossy accents to his beak and mounted it up.

I've had some of these leaf brads, in autumn colours for several years and I thought the red one matched well.

The owl and sentiment are from a Hobby Arts set called "Owls" I think.

I would like to enter this card into Miss Di's  Snippets Playground Week 205      and also
The Allsorts Challenge blog where the theme is autumn colours.

Thank you for your visit and Happy Crafting Everyone!



32 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

What a wonderful lesson that we shouldn't throw things away! I love how you took the original watercolour and made that fabulous background and the owl peeping through is a great design idea.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So cute with that little peeping out Barb and that 'loose' watercolour effect is on trend at the moment! Great design! Hope your Sunday is going well! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lisa Andersson said...

The background with the leafs is fantastic! Beautiful colours... and the owl peeping through...super.
Hugs Lisa

Bonnie said...

So glad you didn't throw this out! Fixed perfectly!

meg said...

You absolutely transformed the original watercolour Barb, it's a fantastic platform for the owl stamp inspired

Dana & Glen said...

Great background Barb, glad you took another look at it. That owl is just too cute!

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful bit of imagination Barb, I love what you've made here, and just perfect for that little owl peeking out, fabulous card, Kate x

Diane said...

Good Morning Barb, wow glad you did not throw out the lovely watercolor, it is so cute with your darling little owl.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

soooo cute!!! Love this idea Barb - a wonderful card! hugs rachel xx

MaryH said...

Love the leaf motifs that you carried over to the kraft base. Especially like the top layer with the pops of watercolor and the leaf overstamped. It's very pretty, and delightful with the cute owl perched in the leaves. Also liked the top pic of the watercolors. I'm rubbish with W/C - so always enjoy seeing what others have created using the technique. TFS & Hugs.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card and fabulous colours, love the owl.
Thank you for joining our Autumn colours challenge this week at Allsorts

Kath

Carol said...

What a transformation Barb....this is fabulous. Carol x

Jean said...

Wow ! I love what you did with this watercoloured paper Barb. It looks fantastic, the colours are beautiful and I love the leaf stamp. Cute owl peeping through the hole too.
Jean x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, so cute! Glad you didn't trash it - I love the gorgeous watercolour background!

Carol L said...

What a great save on that colored panel! I love that little owl peeking through the window :)

Di said...

Adorable Barb - wonderful leafy background and the little owl is so, so cute!

Hugs

Di xx

laurie said...

That background is AWESOME! great card!

Mrs A. said...

This is brilliant. Love your owl. Hugs Mrs A.

SARN said...

GREAT SAVE!
xxx

Erika said...

Barb you are only backing up my excuse for having a complete tip of a craft room, I hate throwing anything out and it drives my hubby mad. This card is brilliant, love the wee owl peeping through the autumn leaves. A super idea.

Hugs Erika. x

Greta said...

Oh what a great save, Barb! Love the dreamy leaves & unexpected owl!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous background Barbs!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Barb....love the background and the cute owl looking out....Joolsx

PJ said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome. You did a great job recycling that watercolor!! amazing talent.

Judy Corner said...

Oh now this is lovely and so clever! Love your background. Judy x

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful card and colours Barb.
LOVE the leaf background, great job.
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
AnyOldCraft(DT)

Doreen Collins said...

you have such great ideas barb! I remember the kodomo stamps well! ..they were the days weren't they! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a colorful and fun snippets card, Barb! Good for you for finding the perfect use for that ancient bit of beautiful watercolor scrap and even using the brad to match!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

BrillIant Barb, isn't it just grand when you can resurrect something like this???
I love your hoot of a card, well done!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

KandA said...

How lucky you kept hold of that watercolour paper... you've turned it into such a fabulous fun card xx

scrappymo! said...

Looks great! I love the way you did the background!!!

Karen Petitt said...

So happy you didn't bin this Barb - that background is so gorgeous. I am in love with the owl stamp too, super cute and a great size Karen x