Saturday, May 23, 2015

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #64


 Hi everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, and our code word is 'Animal'. Our host is the super sweet and incredibly talented Joanna, and our sponsor is Create a Smile 
  who are offering 12.50 Euro (One Stamp Set) as a prize for the winner! We also have a very talented Guest Designer for this challenge ~ Monika, who has created two really sweet cards!

Here is my card:

     
I've had this stamp and die set in my stash for a few months, and finally pulled it out for this challenge. I was inspired by the 'whispy' technique Sandy Allnock used when she previously colored this image, and thought it would be fun to try it on my owl. Here is a close up: 


I also blended distress inks to create the sky background and framed the aperture with SSS white woodgrain cardstock. Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to his eyeballs to make them shine. 

I hope you'll stop by the ATCAS blog to see what my teammates  have created and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope your weekend is off to a great start ~









24 comments:

Joanna Harty said...

Oh Barb, this is so incredible cute!! You did an awesome job coloring him, he looks amazing! :-)

Dawn Turley said...

Just so cute Barb. A simply adorable card.

Sarah Gray said...

How cool is that owl?! Your colouring is fabulous and that woodgrain cardstock is the perfect finishing touch :)

cm said...

Squeal! Your little owl is absolutely darling! The branch, the sky (outstanding blending!), the wood grain...perfect accessories! I have this PS set - definitely neglected - so you've inspired me to give them some love! Such a fun card in every way!
Hugs~c

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great coloring on your FUN owl~

Cindy C. said...

Super cute! I love how you coloured him!! Thanks for sharing Barb!

Loll said...

So darn cute!! Love the "whispy" technique with your colouring. xx

KayM said...

Oh my goodness Barb!!! This is adorable!! I love that little PS owl and you have colored it so wonderfully! I love the details around the eyes! Love your blending behind the circle and the fabulous wood grained paper! Perfect card!! Happy Memorial day my friend! ((Hugs))

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That sleepy owl is just so adorable! And you colored it perfectly! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

Anita in France said...

How fabulous, Barb ... from the woodgrain 'tree' to his glossy eyes and 'whispy' feathers around his eyes ... brilliant ... and so cute! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Your owl is adorable, Barb, and I'm lovin' that woodgrain cardstock! I'm going to have to check that out!

Deepti said...

Owl is so cute and I love the way u colored him :) awesome card !

Joyce said...

I just adore this card. I've got this sweet owl in my stash, and want to try coloring him just like you. I like that window you've installed behind his perch.

walchowDesign said...

Adorable card, Barb! Great colouring!

Rosemary said...

so sweet, barb!!

Julia Aston said...

what a cute sleepy eyed owl! so wonderfully colored!

Cris G said...

Very cute, Barb! I guess the 'wispy' technique probably is how you colored the owl's face... it's fun, it adds great texture and the idea of fluffiness. Love the blended sky.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What incredible inspiration, Barb! I'm so glad you are on the team! This is so well executed and adorable!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

lostinpaper said...

The look on your owl's face totally made me smile Barb, what a wonderful card!

KayM said...

Hey Barb!
Did you see my blog today :):):):):)
http://myjoyfulmoments-kaym.blogspot.com/2015/05/happy-pumpkins-from-purple-onion.html
I tried to email you but it didn't go through. Email me when you get a chance!!
Hugs,
Kay :)

Monika Skinner said...

Your owl is so cute and beautifully coloured, especially love the feathers around the eyes! X

Cat Craig said...

Sweet owl, love the woodgrained paper.

Greta said...

Great design--adorable card!

Chark said...

Love this little guy, Barb! The woodgrain is perfect!