Monday, October 13, 2014

SSS "Color Coordinate" Challenge

Dear Crafters,

Apologies for not posting about any of my new projects in such a long time, but admittedly I was enjoying some time off myself & traveling through Europe.

Now that I'm back, full of energy & literally millions of ideas swirling in my head, I though the best start to a crafty month would be participating in another challenge (and the "Color Coordinte" Challenge sounded like a lot of fun!).

So please have a look at my new project:
A "Thank You" card for my landlord who was so kind and watered all my plants while I was away. And for the occasion I thought an owl sitting on flower pots with a very interesting background would be perfect!

To get the background effect I've used Distress Inks, blended them really well and then flicked some drops of water over the entire background to give it even more interest.

The flower pots are cut from patterned paper & the sentiment is white embossed on black card stock - all very simple, the only thing that is a little time consuming is the paper cutting of the pots, the owl & the speech bubble. But if you have a die cutting machine these things are probably done in a jiffy too. I particularly love how the belly of the owl matches the sky (but you will only notice when you look carefully)! =o)

To finish off my new project, I thought a shiny belly on the owl (wink of stellar pen) would look really cool - love it!

Hope you stop by more often in the future when I post new projects more regularly again.

Until then happy crafting.
Yours, Steph

SSS Wednesday Challenge

P.S.: We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Europe, but I love LawnFawn's stamps & products, so I found that my creation above would also fit very well to LawnFawn's latest Halloween/Color Combo Challenge! Check out their website here:


  1. totally cute, so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. Adorable! I love the distress ink colors you used, it created a fun background! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. This is darling - I love that background you created! So incredibly cool!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  4. Lovely!! The background is amazing and I love the custom sentiment!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)


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