Friday, March 28, 2014

Holiday Owl

Holiday Owl is one of SCACD's digital stamps! Looking at both my rubber stamp and digital stamp collection, I seem to have some sort of odd fixation with all birds, but especially owls. I wonder if it's because like an owl, I'm so wise or perhaps it's because I'm a birdbrain. Hmmm. Maybe I can be both! Yep. That's the ticket.  I'm a wise birdbrain.

You might wonder why I chose to create a holiday card. That's easy! It's because this week is an "Anything Goes and/or Christmas" challenge at Outlawz Alcohol Marker Group!

Holiday Owl  was resized in PhotoElements, printed onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer, and colored with Copic markers. His eyes, talons, and the berries were highlighted with a few layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.

I usually color an image based on the patterned papers I feel like using. This time I colored Holiday Owl first, then chose the patterned papers from my sizeable stash. They're from an old Tis The Season 6x6 pad by Mind's Eye. The layout of the card is based on the current sketch over at Paper Take Weekly. I used die-cuts from Die-Namics and Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is a Remnant Rub by Idea-ology.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly: Sketchie Free For All
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 61: Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Moments Challenge #39: Things with Wings
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #209: Christmas


  1. Great card, Kathi! Love the papers, layout and the fun owl! Great design! Have a good weekend!

  2. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  3. Kathi, this is a gorgeous card and I do love the papers and your beautiful coloring. This card is fantastic.

  4. Love the unexpected colour choices for this fab card! Such a sweet little guy and beautifully coloured :)

  5. Really love this image--I have it to use at some point. Hope I do it justice as you did--the card is just darling! Love your coloring and DP! Really great take on that sketch, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hope you have a great weekend, oh Wise Birdbrain. ;^)

  6. Beautiful card. I love the owl stamp and the colours and over all design of you card. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  7. Beautiful card love the owl with his little snowflake. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky Challenges - Hugs Kelly - DT xxx

  8. Isn't a wise birdbrain an oxymoron? I like owls too though, maybe it is the spinning head thing, who knows. Love everything about your card except the implication of cold weather. I am soooooo over that!