Thursday, November 4, 2010

Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge #39

It's another month and time for a new inspiration challenge! This time around we're featuring this cute owl mug. I hope these fun patterns and colors inspire your creativity this week!

My card didn't end up quite like I envisioned - I was trying to be funky but it turned out a lot more elegant than I expected. I wanted to duplicate the purple and pink floral band, so I brayered Rich Razzleberry ink onto the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot with Blushing Bride card stock. The other side of the background is Marina Mist stamped with the Teahouse background.

Of course, I had to use the owl punch - the owl base is Early Espresso and then I added razzleberry wings from the bird punch. I wanted to bring in some circles so I used the stamp from the Apple Blossom hostess set on those. The branch is textured Old Olive card stock and the flowers were made with one of the Birds and Blooms Sizzlits, the bitty flower punch, and the owl punch (the tiny dots in the center). Last I added olive satin ribbon and a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments (in the holiday mini). To layer the wide oval punch I used two of the scalloped ovals, placed on the top and bottom, and then filled in the gap with the modern label punch, cut in half and glued to each end.

Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!



Donna (taking this week off)



Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on online forums will be DDIC39. Have fun and look for the next challenge on November 18!


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What fun, Lori! I love this crazy owl with the two wings going in opp. directions!

Dorcas said...

I love this card! Love the colors! I would love to drink from a cup like that. That would brighten my day like "that"! Thanks for sharing!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How cute, Lori! Love the brayered/embossed band and the owl is darling.

Kerri said...

You nailed that border! That looks fabulous, Lori, and your owl is so cute! Thank you so much for inviting me to be on this wonderful team! I have really enjoyed playing in the challenges and getting inspiration from all of you:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Lori!! Your brayered background is perfect. Cool owl!! Awesome design!!

Anonymous said...

Here's mine