Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two Owls, So Much Inspiration!

Hi Everyone, I'm catching up and sharing a few cards I made for last week's Hero Arts challenge. There is an endless supply of inspiration on the Hero Arts website so this challenge was well...not so challenging. :)

My first card was inspired by Tami's layout seen HERE and the cute little owl seen in the new Hero Arts store HERE.

When I was looking around the website for some new inspiration I came across a set of cards that Shari made. My favorite card of the set was THIS one. You can see all the cards in her set HERE. So with those four cards as my inspiration I made another owl card.

When I was playing around with the design I realized I needed a white center to offset all of the color. I already had the green frame in place but the four squares continued in to the middle. I was going to mount a white piece in the middle but realized it would be fun to cut out the middle instead and mount the owl on the card base which also gave me a place to hide the tree branch. I'm so excited to use the scrap piece that I cut out from the middle!!!

[Guess Whoo Card]
Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Windows, Big Hoot, Cute Letters
Paper: PTI, Bazzill Swiss Dots Embossed

Ink: ColorBox Chalk, Memory Box
Other: Hero Arts Black Gems & Buttons, PrismaColor Pencils, Machine Stitching, String

[Owl Saying Hello Card]
Stamps: Sending Happy Thoughts, All Occassion Messages
Paper: K&C Company Amy Butler, Bazzill Swiss Dots Embossed
Ink: Memory Box
Other: Hero Arts Pearls, PrismaColor Pencils, Nestabilities Label One


Lucy, England said...

Stunning owl cards Ashley - I love them both. And I also get excited about using scraps. Glad to hear it's not just me :)

~amy~ said...

Such darling owl them both!