Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whip-poor- Willie, an Owl and a Throwback Card

One of the wonderful things about living in the woods is listening to the Whip-poor-will sing…They sing at night through early morning before sunrise or at least the one we that serenades us here does. Although we have yet to see him…each spring we hear his call…someone told me that they do their singing before it rains… sometimes he is close by and other times you just hear him in a distance…sometimes there are two of them…we have named “ours” Willie… Here is a link about Whip-poor-wills info and if you haven’t heard one before here is a you tube link call.

I recently did a challenge on one my facebook crafty groups…the challenge was to do a card with an owl….okay…I had planned to do a card too but time just got away from me so I only did the wall hanging…so, I didn't qualify for a chance for the prze...but, I really wanted to make this hanging for our group leader…she is always doing challenges and offering a prize for the winner…she had a twist on this one as she was offering not one but two prizes and the twist was that if your “card” was picked as one of the winners then you were to send it to her so she could frame them and hang them on her wall. I knew I had at least one owl on one of my Cricut Cartridges…I didn’t realize I had several! But, this is the one I chose to’s off the Cindy Loo cart which I seem to use quite a bit. I had wanted to use different papers but of course I couldn’t find it in my mass of papers. But, while looking I found the blue paper and decided to go with it…glad I did because I love how it came out….I cut it on nine inches…I started off with the back shadow also being brown with another behind it the same size as I wanted it to be a bit heaver…but, didn’t like the brown on brown so I decided to use another blue as the shadow right on top of the brown so it is quite sturdy now plus, it just gave it that extra punch I think it needed….I added eyelets at the top and ribbon to hang it up with.

I have posted about a blog I follow where Clare the blogger has a Throwback Tuesday post where she shows a card from the past….maybe one she had posted before or never had a chance to post. Telling us what she would change about it if she was making it now….she does this each Tuesday while offering a chance to win a box of goodies as well at the end of each month if we leave a link to an old blog post of ours or a card that has been sitting around…here is mine for this month…it's one I did in October 2011.

I think if was doing this card again I would ink around the edges to give it some pop!  I would also add some tiny pearls to the butterflies and I would put the "be happy" on a banner of some type.

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