Wednesday, 29 June 2011

You hoo!

I haven't played along a with a challenge at Less is More for a while and thought it was about time I put that right.

This week's challenge is a sketch. I sat down with a fairly literal take on it in mind and ended up with something completely different! The idea of the sketch is still there but the three evenly sized and spaced circles have transformed themselves into a family of three owls!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win blog candy from the Craft Room as they launched their own challenge blog - thank you Julia! - and these Hero Arts owl stamps were part of my goody bag. Cute aren't they?

They're stamped on kraft and have just a bit of colour added with a Copic marker and their eyes done with a white gel pen.

Stamps:
You hoo owls (Hero Arts)

Paper:
Bitter chocolate and kraft

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Sewing machine and thread
Copic markers
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
Inkssentials white pen by Ranger


Giveaway!

Also in my goody bag was this 6x6" paper pad by Kars. Now regulars to my blog will know that I really struggle with patterned paper. Whatever I do with it takes an eternity and I'm rarely happy with the outcome. With that in mind, I asked Julia (owner of the Craft Room) if she'd mind if I gave the pad away - better that than have it sitting feeling lonely in a drawer! They're nice bright colours and funky patterns - some designs have a glittered version as well as the printed one.

So, if you'd like to offer the papers a new home, just let me know in a comment on this post and I will draw a name at random. Let's say comments before midnight (UK time) Sunday 4th July, shall we?

Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Effie said...

Love your little owl family!

tracy said...

what a cute family joanne:) you can't go far wrong with hero stamps :)
think i'd struggle to use those papers too-but i'm sure someone will be able to make good use of them :)

Kathyk said...

A cute and fun card from you and loving the kraft card

Kathyk

Jenny said...

Brilliant take on the sketch Joanne, this is a fab stamp - love the gradual change in the size of the owls:)
Jenny x

Alison said...

Great card Joanne! Those owls are fab! x

Sue said...

What asuper stamp and I love way you have kept it very simple.
Sue x

Rachelxx said...

Love your take on the sketch Joanne :-) & I'd love to be in with a chance for the papers please :-)

Rachelxx

Gez said...

What a terrific card. Enjoy the new stamps :)

Zoechaos said...

Love your owl family card looks great in the darker colours very refreshing. XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

This is a fab take on the sketch Joanne, those owls are gorgeous xxx

Karen said...

oooo this is a gorgeous card....I love those owls! Perfect on the kraft card xxx

Paula said...

a great take on the sketch Joanne!

Debs M said...

love these owls, great card x

Shobana said...

Oh so cute! Super stamp and your colors are fab! :)

Suze Bain said...

A super card, love the family of owls. xx

Chrissie said...

Love your owls, I can still see the sketch there!
Great stuff!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Those owls look fabulous
Clever take on our sketch
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Janice said...

Your owls are very cute. They work well on the kraft paper.

As you know, I do like a bit of patterned paper, so would happily give a home to your lonely pack of dots and lines!

Kathleen said...

This is a lovely, cute card, great owls.
Thanks for your comment and your tip about the edging.

Kath x

Net said...

Just think Joanne this could have been your chance to conquer patterned paper lol

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a fabulous card. I love the stamp and how you have used it - just perfect.
I could give a nice home 'in the sunshine' to your papers. They would be great on cards for our Grandsons and ever increasing number of youngsters in the family!
Take care. Love Sheila x

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a great interpretation of the sketch! The colours you used are perfect for the theme and I adore your family of owls.

(I too would struggle to use the papers so don't include me in your give away.)

Aileen said...

Love the owls, cute take on the sketch. x

Susan said...

Awww...cute, cute, cute! LOVE the owls!
My Card

Kathy said...

ohhhh those little owls are gorgeous - and I love those browns

Debby said...

Very Nice!!

Lynn said...

A wonderful stamp, and a great take on the sketch. Lynn x

Janice said...

Thank you very much Joanne, it was a lovely surprise to receive your giveaway. Hope to get some time to make something with them soon.