Tuesday, 24 November 2015

CASology 174 - Owl


This week's CASology Cue Card is Owl!



This one stumped me for a bit - I don't have a lot of owl stamps - but I have always loved this one old one from Stampin' Up! (Forest Friend). I love the look on his face, but then I was confronted with that age-old problem of making a card out of one little stamp! lol!

Repetition is a good way to 'enlarge' your tiny focal image, and, as inspiration, this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge came to the rescue!



I used an old Papertrey Valentine sentiment and a branch and leaves from Lawn Fawn's Deck the halls to ground the owls.

For a change (from a white card base), I used Early Espresso - it warms up the card and the contrast really draws your eye to the focal panel (cut with an MFT Pierced Rectangle).

Now it's your turn! Make sure to check out what the rest of the DT has for you!



17 comments:

Pam Sparks said...

love it Ardyth!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Abi said...

Now the issue of making a whole big card from one little stamp has always been something I've struggled with. Thought it was just my lack of imagination! I'll remember the repetition tip, thank you. It's made an adorable card x

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!!!

Lindsey said...

This is a fine owl stamp. And perfectly used this way!

Geri said...

Back home last night from our visit with Brady....thankfully the snow didn't arrive until today!

Your trio of the cute, somewhat vintage SU owl is sooooo cute! Love all the dark white space. Nice pops of color in the sentiment and leaves :)

Maxine D said...

Ardyth this is stunning - love how you have used the owl and the dark background is perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Chriss Blagrave said...

A real cutie of a card and I love the espresso card front!

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous change to see a CAS card on a dark brown background. This makes the owls on the white pop and loving it! Beautiful sentiment x

Petra Swart said...

How clever to stamp your darling owl three times, Ardyth!!!! (I'll remember that trick with small stamps!!!! Thanks!!! ) I really like the dark brown base you've used!!!!! This is such a cute card I LOVE it!!!!! A winner!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so cute! I love your sweet trio of owls.

Joyce said...

Repetition--of course. I need to remember this fantastic tip for using a small image on a card. Love your little trio of owls, and you have also reminded me that I have this set somewhere in my stash.

Lisa said...

What a fun take on the sketch, this is cute!

Anita in France said...

Rich and so cute, Ardyth ... the texture on the background card is fantastic ... it's almost felt like it looks so lush! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

I love the repetition of the smaller owl image...very nice technique!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I was so sorry I didn't get a chance to play along with CTS because I love that sketch, and love how you used it for that very, very cute owl! Love that rich brown cardstock you used for the background also!

Michelle said...

Lovely! Great design, Ardyth!