Sunday, 31 March 2013

What a Hoot....

A card for an Owl lover but I didn't find this Indio Blu image easy to colour as its quite a dense stamp and perhaps I should have done it in softer colours.
Coloured with pencils and I've added a little bit of Glossy accents to his beak.

Backing paper is from my stash, Tim Holtz wood effect embossing folder, Memory Box leaf punch...

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter and not eating too much chocolate!

Anne

34 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Anne...I think your owl is wonderful. I love the backing papers and the leaf branch he is sat on. My dad would love this as he loves owls.
Hugs Debbie x

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Great card Anne......Have a lovely Easter !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Anne....love the Owl and fab colours.

Happy Easter.xxx

Jill said...

The owl is lovely though. I love all the elements - the backing paper and leaf dies are very effective.

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific card Anne - I know someone who also would love this as she is owl mad too!
Understand what you mean about stamp density and colouring..someone told me to use Distress Inks instead and although I'm not an expert at colouring I have found it easier to achieve depth of colour. xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Anne love that embossed background it really compliments that beautiful owl
jacqui x

Aquarius said...

Love this card and I can guess who the owl lover is - sure she just loved it too.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the owl the embossing and the paper.
Kevin xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely, that embossing folder is perfect with it. Love your little gifts below too x

aussie aNNie said...

I really like this Anne, it turned out super real...fab everything.xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Anne. Such a beautiful owl, I love the embossing and fab layout.
Sue xx

Valerie said...

Happy Easter Anne, sorry if I've missed commenting this is the first time I've had a chance to catch to look at anyone's blogs since Thursday!! Love your owl and the BP is fantastic next to the EF:)
Val x

brenda said...

Love your card Anne and how the owl is on the branches.

B x

Sandra H said...

Hi Anne, Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Anne. The owl looks great and I love the branches.
Happy Easter
Lorraine x

fabiola jaques said...

quel joli accord des couleurs, des papiers tellement nature, elle est très chouette, biz

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Anne. Love the embossing folder.

Mary J said...

What a fabulous owl, Anne! I totally love the embossing and the leaves!

Sandy said...

What I want to know is - was your friend's birthday a hoot? Very nice card Anne and I am sure your friend loved it!!
Sandy

Janie Printz said...

The owl looks wonderful & your tree is amazing !!! Love the "bark" on it & your perfect backing paper.
Janie

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

A really cool card...love the owl and the leafy branch it's sitting on. The sentiment is perfect.
Ruth Ann

Loll Thompson said...

Spectacular owl image. Love the texture from the embossed background (and the pretty DP strip). Great dimension with the shaping of your leaves. Loll xx

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! that`s fantastic....love the owl, the tree and that super backing paper all making a brilliant card.

Patricia xxx

Pauline said...

This is a fabulous card Anne, I love the texture and earthy feel to this, great colours and embossing.

Sasha said...

Your owl looks amazing, Anne. I love how you have it sitting on your branches. Lovely coordinating DP too xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Anne, your owl card is stunning..love it! Carole Z X

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

May said...

Gorgeous card Anne, Love all the texture from the embossing & that owl is fabulous love how you have coloured him..great backing papers too... Hugs May x x x

Jenny said...

Looks great to me and I love the leafy branch you made too :0)
Jenny x

Inkyfingers said...

What a well put together card with the leaves and woodgrain embossing making such an appropriate background for the owl. It is so unusual to see such a natural owl image these days!

Anne, I loved your Easter nest boxes too. Fantastic idea.

Karen B said...

Great card Anne. The bp goes so well, as does the bark embossing. You've coloured that lovely owl brilliantly - only suggestion would have been to do his face a bit lighter.....but gorgeous nevertheless.

Karen

Jose said...

Lovely card Anne and love the embossing folder you have used.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Anne, That's a beautiful owl, I love all the detail in his feathers, it's coloured beautifully! The wood embossing looks just right behind him:0) Hope you had a great Easter, Gay x

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very pretty card,Love it!