Sunday, 5 June 2011

Barn Owl Father's Day Card

I'm really, really late with this weeks challenge card for Delicious Doodles . No good excuse really other than I'm in plank mode (made a card and clean forgot that texture was required - DOH!!!) and then had an idea in my head for this card that just didn't pull together as I intended and so took loads more time and effort than I'd anticipated! Still I'm not too unhappy with the end result and the best part is I only have one more Father's Day card to make :) Anyway, just in case you missed the theme in my ramblings above, it's TEXTURE, which leaves you loads of scope to to enter your creations. If your stuck for inspiration stop by the rest of the girls and check out what they've created.


For my card I've chosen to use the fabulous image Barn Owl which has been coloured with Distress Inks, die cut with Large Oval Nestabilities and then stitched around the edges. The image has been mounted onto strips of hessian which was taken from an old shopping bag. I created the sentiment using a Dymo Label Maker and Core'Dinations cardstock. The buttons are from Woodware and I've used some of the hessian thread through the large button.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man
Designed To Delight - Masculine
ECP Challenges - For Dad
One Stop Craft - Texture
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a man or boy
Simply Create - All about you Dad
The Stamp Man - Boys and Men
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day

21 comments:

  1. oh hun this is just brilliant oh just love the owl,perfect and love the textures on this great work hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  2. This is lovely hun

    Love the hessian

    Rx

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  3. Wow! What a lot of work on this card. Lots of interesting techniques. Good luck with the challenges. Hope you had a good time at the craft village yesterday.

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  4. Stunning card Claire, I love everything about it, the image is so beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

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  5. This is totally stunning Claire - one of my favourites of yours. It would also be fabby for a Labyrinth fan *g*

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  6. Awesome card hun - love that hessian!

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  7. Awesome Claire, gorgeous coloring and I love the cloth, great results.

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  8. This is gorgeous Claire,love all the texture.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

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  9. Love it! You've certainly got texture on this card. I really like the hessian as a backing for the image.

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  10. My fave bit is the curled corner...a perfect touch (but I'm a little peculiar for liking those bits on a card I think lol). Wonderful image. The hessian is just right too, I really like how the words and the hessian echo each other.

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  11. Fabulous card Claire - the hessian really works very well. x

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  12. beautiful image, thanks for joining SC!!!

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  13. Really great card Claire, very masculine. And a neat owl image. I’m glad you joined our Masculine challenge at Designed2Delight. Please come back again next week!

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  14. This card is just stunning... sure would love to see you enter it at our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal...for a chance to win! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-its.html

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  15. Love your monotone card...gorgeous stuff!

    And who the heck knew "fanny" meant something else in the UK? I think I was set up. LOL. All Tammy's fault.

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  16. Oh wow Claire, this is just wonderful. What a breathtaking image, and I love the hessian stitching!

    Thanks so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  17. OH WOW! This is stunning! What a gorgeous owl...Love it!! Thank you for joining in the fun with our Challenge #39 at Easy Crafts Projects. Hugs Annie xXx

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  18. Love the use of the burlap. The aging looks great.

    Thanks for entering the entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.--Renee, Simon Says Stamp

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  19. Fabulous card... what a lovely foil for this beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with the Stampman theme this time
    Frankie
    xx

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  20. Really cool, love the burlap in the background. Thanks for joining us at D2D for the manly challenge this week.

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  21. Wow that is one stunning card simply gorgeous

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