Monday, February 11, 2013

OWL Blog Hop

I hope you have arrived here from
Herma's blog with her
wonderful creation for the
Michael Strong OWL blog hop
to celebrate Mike's latest stamps

 And if you leave a comment on all the blogs
that participate in the blog hop,
you might even win this set of owl!!
I have created two projects for you
to inspire your creativity with the owl stamp.

This first one is a photoframe.
You stamp the owl two times and
color the owl (I used watercolor crayons)
and of the second image only the head.
Cut out the head and stick it on the
complete owl with some foam tape.

 I added some glitterglue on the wings
and glossy accent on the eyes.
The sentiment I made with the computer
and added a little gemstone heart.
The second project is a card,
called a double step card.
You can find tutorials all over if you google
this (and also on you tube).
I used this one HERE

I want to share with you how I made the background to
this card. It is a variation to one of the Technique
Junkie's technique called Antiqued Wallpaper.
You need an embossingfolder,
some distress ink, pearl colored glommer mist
paper and your cuttlebug.

Roll your paper trough the cuttlebug
in the embossing folder of your choice.

I choose the tree folder for the
background of my card.

 After embossing you add ink direct
to the paper. I used vintage photo
and aged mahogany.
Take your glimmermist (I used pearl)
and spray this on top of your card.
Best do this in a box, so your table
won't get dirty.
 Leave it to dry or use your heatgun.
When dry, take your cuttlebug and make
your sandwitch like this:
embossing folder closed
your paper on top of the embossing folder

Can you see the glitter on the background?
Maybe if you click on the photo to enlarge it!

For the finished card i stamped and
embossed a silver and a gold owl.
Added a few glitter gemstones
and colored paws and beak with marigold
distress marker.
Here you see the text I came up with:
friends owl-ways.

I finished the bottom of the card with
a branch (die cut) and some
leaves (diecut too).

Hope you can't wait to see what everyone
else has in store for you, so
here is the list of participants in case
you get lost, you can always come back here.
Hetty Sanders --> YOU are HERE
Don't forget to leave your comment
on all the blogs if you want to win the stamps.
I will announce the winner on Sunday Febuary 11

and today I announce the winner:
 it is Donna Lee
thank youy for leaving such wonderful compliments
on all the blogs in the blog hop.
please send me your mail address

Have a creative day!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness Hetty- both of your projects are wonderful! I LOVE the frame and the dimensional card- fabulous! I also am very visual- so love the pictures for your technique- awesome!

CarlavdM said...

Hallo Hetty,

Leuk weer een blog hop!
Je kleinzoon groeit als kool zie ik wel, wat een leuk idee zo in een lijstje met de uil.
Dank je wel voor de uitleg met foto's.

Judy Inukai said...

Hetty,your frame for your grandson's picture is fabulous. He is getting so big. Your step card is also delightful. Thanks for all the details on how you made both projects.

Trix said...

I especially love the card you made, Hetty.
But I don't understand why you put the background through the CB again ON TOP of the embossing folder. Or do you want to make it flat again?

CarlavdM said...

Hetty ik ben weer aan het 'begin' of 'einde' van deze leuke uilen-blog-hop.
Wat een mooie kaarten heb ik voorbij zien komen!
Dank je wel voor het origaniseren

Anonymous said...

Love how you layered the owl on the photo frame and your card is very pretty ! The background paper you created is lovely - I will have to try this ! Thanks for sharing !


Unknown said...

leuk hoor zo'n trip met al die uilen heb er van genoten...liefs marion...

HermaF said...

!s dat een leuke card met Owen!

Unknown said...

Wow, wonderful projects and your grandson is soooo cute! Thanks for taking the time to organize the hop.

Jill P said...

I love the card.

Mariëtte said...

Mooie creaties! En duidelijke uitleg met de dry embossing, ga ik zeker ook een keer toepassen.

Heidi said...

Great ideas for some projects -- cute baby too!

Inge said...

Prachtige creaties, Hetty! Leuke lijst! Prachtige kaart!

Susan Kapp said...

Great cards, it's all in the details, which you always do so beautifully!

CraftyJo said...

Great projects Hetty, what a cute baby! Thanks for the instructions for the background, looks very interesting and most effective.

Lynn said...

Lovely projects Hetty . Your grandson is growing so quickly !! I love your step card . Thank you for sharing .

Michael said...

Oh Hetty - what could be cuter than Owen and the Owl! I love the happy colors you used on both cards. Thank you for sharing and thank you for all you do for us!

Gerrina said...

Leuke techniek bij de kaart! Ik vind bij beide projecten de uilen zo mooi! Elk een andere sfeer... Groetjes, Gerrina

Rosie Guiher said...

Hetty both of your projects are great. Love how you did the card. And your grandson is so cut and growing fast. Thanks for sharing. said...

Oh my gosh are these owls ever cute. Love the projects.

Laura said...

Your photo frame and step card are WONDERFUL, as ususal, Hetty!! Thanks for the tutorials and links. You are so INSPIRATIONAL!!! Seeing your creations always inspires me! Love how you used the Michael Strong Alphabet for the cute word, OWL ways!!!

Debi said...

Wonderful owls. Thanks for sharing your directions. They are very clear and easy to follow.

DJ said...

Awesome. Love the owls.

Jan Castle said...

Great projects Hetty....the owls are the owl eyes at the bottom of your post too!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Patty said...

TFS Loved the Owl! Thanks Hetty for all your craftiness!

Patty said...

Loved the Owl. Always love your amazing, inspirations Hetty!

Donna Lee said...

I love the picture frame!! And I especially appreciate the step by step tutorial - I forget that there is more that you can do the make the cuttlebug embossing really stand out.
And this looks like another great stamp from Michael!

Anonymous said...

I love both of them, but that one of your special little guy is a winner.
mary l.

Juliet A said...

There is a song in Girl Scouts that goes like this:
"Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold"
Owls also have been the traditional symbol for a scout leader, from the Brownie tale about the wise owl who tells the children how to find the brownies. So, this is the best card ever for a scout leader!

Wendy Carr said...

Hetty, love the decoupage owl on photo and the double step card. Excellent idea. WendyC

Yvonne said...

Mooie en leuke kaart met de uilen! Mooie bedschrijving met foto's daarbij, dank je wel.
En wat een leuk idee bij het fotolijstje met Owen. Wat wordt hij trouwens grooooooot!
Fijn weekend, groetjes van Yvon

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Thanks for the tutorial and for organizing this Blog Hop.
Great card, and I like the way you colored the owls.
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

chaoscorner said...

Like the idea of using the owl on the frame - and thanks for the tutorial for your owl card - you always come up with the new ideas.