23 Jun 2008

Wise Guy.....Hittin' the Bottle..

Don't forget about the Blog Candy post! I'm drawing the name on Thursday night - so pop back Friday morning to see if you win the "Just Bee-cause" stamp set from Little Paper Shop!!

I did this card for Beate's sketch challenge and I think that it is probably too late.....but fun just the same!

I also tried the New Technique challenge today on Splitcoast Stampers called Hittin' the Bottle (funny!) which was to use reinkers to watercolour!

As you can see it is a graduation card using U R A Hoot from Cornish Heritage Farms.

The base of my card is Very Vanilla from Stampin' UP! Someone told me that Stamping Up is coming out with a new catalogue soon! Is that true??!

I layered on Basic Grey's Archaic paper the way that Beate's sketch showed, with a bit of chocolate chip and very vanilla in the middle.

I stamped the owl image on water colour paper with Colorbox Dark brown fluid ink - and I love this ink, but wouldn't use again for watercolouring. I don't know if it was the paper or the ink but it kind of seeped around, which is why the eyes and cute little toes are popped up - so it worked out anyway.....

I got out my Chocolate chip and Creamy Caramel reinker and an empty CD case.

I used the CD case as my plate and blopped on a drop of Chocolate chip and a drop of Creamy Caramel - both separate drops. Then I added a couple of drops of water-also separately - so now I have three weeny puddles of liquid in a CD case.

I dipped my paintbrush in the chocolate chip ink and brushed it onto a separate spot on the CD case. Then I took a drop of water and mixed it with that separate spot. I did this so that I wouldn't water down the whole drop of Chocolate Chip reinker and have to start all over again if I didn't like it!

I did the same thing with the Creamy Caramel so now I have 5 puddles - 3 weeny puddles and two teeny weeny puddles.

Anyway, I painted the owl the best I could, as you can see I flubbed it on one side and painted it way too dark purposefully painted a shadow on one side of the owl for a conversation piece.
I cut the little guy out and popped him up on the tree limb, which was already popped out.

I also stamped the graduation cap and coloured it with Black diamond stickles - because I LOVE blingy thingies!! and then I popped it up!

I stamped the apple from The Landing Pad and coloured it with a red copic. Then I went over the apple with Ranger glossy accents. You HAVE to have a shiny apple in a school picture!!!

So then the red was sort of out there like a sore thumb, so I added a huge red Autumn Leaves button tied with some twine.

Threading that twine was the most ridiculously time consuming thing on this card! I was kind of going buggy eyed doing that little job!

I added some faux stitching around the outside - and it was done!! YAY!

I love it when I can put down a card and say - oh my goodness, I LOVE IT!!


  1. WOW ,ALot of work But So worth it THIS card is AWESOME !!!! WOW I love it !!!

  2. this is an adorable card, and that shadow that you created on the owl is just so creative and inventive. Seriously it looks great with the darker side.

  3. My oh my Bonnie,that's awesome!!
    Love it!!!

  4. Fabulous card - Bonnie!!!

  5. Hi!! (third time trying to post a comment so if you get 3 please delete..LOL). I just wanted to say that I found you thru the Papertrey forum and I love your cards!!

    And I love this card too! I just ordered this CHF set yesterday and I can't wait to use it!!

  6. I love it too! : ) Really nice job! Those owls are too cute!

  7. Very cute! What patience you must have.... It is fabulous just like all the other cards you post!

  8. I love this card! The papers you have used really look wonderful. I have this set, so I think I'll go dig it out and use it today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Seriously CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Great watercoloring too!

  10. Dog gone it, Bonnie! I've been resisting the urge to buy this set, but you've gone and pushed me over the edge with this card. Kim should send you a Thank You card. *giggle*
    This is so stinkin adorable and the best graduate card I've seen. I love it!


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