Friday, October 17, 2014

Meet Sunflower Owl!

This week's challenge at Outlawz Coloring Challenges is a color challenge.
Karleigh Sue Digis is sponsoring our challenges this month at Outlawz Coloring Challenges. The owner and artist, Cheri, is offering our lucky winner a $10 GC to her Etsy shop as the prize.

You should definitely enter this challenge. All you need to do is color an open line image with any colorant you choose! You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs for inspiration! Carla, Dawn, Penny, and Laine  are seriously talented!

Here's the autumnal color palette and photo inspiration, courtesy of Fresh Hues/Design Seeds.

Here's my card which features Sunflower Owl, one of SCACD's fabulous digital stamps!

Sunflower Owl was resized in PhotoElements, printed onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer, and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut, left inside the die, and Mustard Seed Distress ink was sponged onto the card using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

The patterned papers are from the French Country 6x6 pad by Graphic 45 and layered according to a sketch from Techno Stamper Challenge blog. Card Creator dies by Spellbinders were used for some of the layers. All edges were sponged with Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, or Old Paper Distress ink.

The horizontal element on the bottom right was die-cut, sponged with ink, then adhered. The Arrows and Hearts stencil by The Crafter's Workshop was placed over it and the chevron hearts were traced onto both the die-cut and the card to "ground" Sunflower Owl because I don't like floating owls.

Adhesive pearls by Kaisercraft (on sale!!!) were used to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous image and colour Kathi. Love this stunning owl.

  2. This is gorgeous. Everything from colors and patterns are perfect with the image. And, I love this owl. I actually followed your link to the site to purchase it. Thanks for joining me at ScrapbookerPhD's fall challenge.

  3. I don't like floating owls either. Makes 'em supernatural...
    This is so cool! Love this owl & the way you colored him/her. Love your papers, design, and fun "branch" you designed! :^)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Stunning image! Love your colouring. Great CAS composition & fantastic use of DP's. Thanks for joining us for our Fall challenge #16.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  5. He's a gr eat owl Kathi and the G45 DP's compliment perfectly.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Super cute card! That owl looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Fabulous image and fantastic design. Your owl is colored so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  8. Beautiful coloring and paper choices. Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD.
    Julie t