Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vintage Owl



I used the Pink Paislee Vintage Moon pad...if you aren't familiar with it, you really should check it out. The patterns are out this world and although you can't tell in the photo, the blue panel is rich with a gorgeous sheen....I did take a close up of the pennant because that paper, although small'ish is full of detail too...it is a tone-on-tone oyster colored pattern with what I think looks like newsprint paper mache'.

I actually ended up making 2 designs for this showdown. I'll post my other one on Saturday :) I decided to go with my "gut" and enter this one. For those that know me, how could I resist an Owl card??!!!

I'd like thank Laura and Kazan again for this fabulous opportunity. I have always enjoyed the 2 Sketches 4 You blog and this is all icing on the cake for me. Thanks also to all the judges, you all have a tough decision {again}...the gallery is chock full of talented designers. What I love about it is the fact that everyone has their own style....isn't that what it is all about? Be true to yourself...your style...and have fun. Here's the thing, I was able to get a ton of projects done last Saturday. It must have been karma...that meant that I had all week to work on my Showdown card {translation...I had all week to "fret" about my Showdown card!!}. I was going to take tonight to crank out some other designs but guess what I found out this afternoon? My dd has a band concert tonight...yet again, karma for me to step away and post my "gut" card.

Thanks for taking a peek and thanks to all my peeps for all the much appreciated support...you all rock my world!!!! Wish me luck!!
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paper: pink paislee vintage moon, misc black stamps: a muse accessories: pti vintage buttons, heidi swapp distressor, fiskars shape template

56 comments:

  1. Love it Amy! Any card with an owl has my vote! Good luck.

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  2. Super cute, Amy! Good luck, my friend! :)

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  3. Lovey this...that owl rocks!

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  4. CUTE!!! Love the vintage look.

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  5. Love what you said about everyone having their own style and being true to that...it's so true Amy! And you are definitely doing that with this card! :D I love how those buttons replicate the eyes of the owl and well, you know I {heart} those papers!! :) Good luck Amy and I hope your daughter has a great time at her concert.

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  6. fun, fun, fun! love that you went with the owl, Amy! Now take a deep breath and enjoy that concert!!!

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  7. I think the owl card was a great decision! That blue paper is so shimmery! Good luck with the showdown round 2!

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  8. Mr. Owl is so cute! The background moon is quite fitting, and looks very cute! Nice paper picks, girl!

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  9. Such a cute card, and love the owl and the colors you've chosen!

    hugs Dora....and goodluck!

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  10. Bright, bold, fabulous and adorable! I love it Amy!

    (-: Heidi

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  11. You know I love butterflies, but owls are also my favorite, they are so adorable. Your card is gorgeous and cute at the same time!!! And the colours are great!
    Good luck!!
    Martha

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  12. He is lovely Amy and such a gorgeous card. Here's hoping you win xxx

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  13. Why are owls soooo cute....? Lovely card!!!

    Saskia :)

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  14. Congratulations on being selected for the Top 30 and good luck in the next round! Thanks for commenting on my cards. I have a blog award for you at my blog.
    Alicia xx

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  15. Amy, fret no longer, this card is amazing!!! You know I'm a huge Pink Paislee lover so I'm lovin' this super cute owl of a card!!! Good luck my friend and I'm STILL rootin' for ya!!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  16. Amy,this card is just the cutest!!I definitely shows your style and I love that too! Good luck this week!

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  17. This is another winner in my books! I so love coming to visit your blog!

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  18. Great card, on to the next level!!! Good Luck, and have a super weekend, Amy!!!

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  19. Congrats on the Top 30!
    What a sweet owl! Lovely papers and colors! I love what you said about going with your gut and letting your own style come out - it really spoke to me - i made another card too -and couldn't decide which one - but in the end - i felt like i had to go with my gut too! love your card and also your sweet writing style!
    best wishes!
    Sankari

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  20. ok so you caught my attention on this one!! i love this card! look at that big OWL!!!!!!!!!!
    im sure you thought of me when you made that...yes im just that sure about myself.

    Hahahah! JK have an awesome weekend sis!

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  21. Love this card Amy! what great papers and fun owl!

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  22. Congrats on making it to the top 30!!! That ROCKS!!! This card is absolutely ADORABLE!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!

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  23. This is just the cutest Amy!!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE your style!!

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  24. Oh, I just ADORE this, Amy!! I JUST scheduled a post with a card using this exact sheet of paper! It goes live Tuesday morning. I mislabeled the paper as Rose Moka, I'm going to have to go fix it now! I was too lazy to go check. I hope you win this bad boy, baby!!

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  25. Your owl is so cute! Did you piece it together or is it a design on a paper?

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

    Also, I'm partial to blue :P Am gonna check out your paper link! :)

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  26. Such a cute card Amy! Hope you win!!!

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  27. Oooh, it's super duper cute!! Love your owl, he's so you!

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  28. Beautiful card! I was very elegant.
    You have a beautiful blog full of beautiful cards!
    Kisses.

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  29. loving the pattern/color combo here, chicky!

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  30. Super sweet card, love the colors! Love the vintage feel too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. You just used one of my fav papers... luv that owl and even bought an extra paper so that I can just stroke it! :) All the best!

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  32. So cute Amy - I love the owl!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Kazan & Laura

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  33. So super cute Amy!!!
    hugs
    latisha

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  34. Love it!! All the best in the sho down!!

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  35. Wooo hoo - huget congrats Amy. No surprise really you made the top 30...your card(s) rock!!!

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  36. Yay - that is one of my fave paperlines. This card is so super cute!

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  37. Amy, your card is a beauty. Succes!

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  38. Very Cute :) Good luck!

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  39. This is sooo adorable!!!! Best wishes to you!!!

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  40. This is so cute Amy!! I love these papers and that owl it too cute not to use on a card. Great work with the sketch!!

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  41. Life is good, but your card is GREAT! You know you have my vote ;)

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  42. Such a great card!! I love that dp!! :)

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  43. I love this card. Owls are one of my most favoritist things.

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  44. Amy your card is simply adorable! I love the cute owl as the center point! Very cute colors that totally match! For sure, Life is good :D

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  45. this is a gorgeous card, the owl looks fabby!

    jo xx

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  46. Amy, I love this card and I love your slug bug card as well, though I don't have a clue about slug bug. I hope you explain because my curiosity is peaked.

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  47. Well, I'm a little late, but I love your card! I love owl cards too :) Good luck today!

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  48. Yes yes, who can resist an owl :) The little guy is definitely cute!!

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  49. I love your big owl, and the papers are so pretty too!!

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  50. Love the sketch and that owl is fabulous!

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Cheers,
~amy~