Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Owl always be there for you

     A while back I was asked by the lovely ladies at Can You Digi It to be a guest designer for them.  The challenge this go around is "Bird is the Word".  Here's an inspiration photo for you to draw from.
     This is a very simple card but it was lots of fun to make cause I got to play with my Distress Stains.
     For the main image panel I used some watercolor paper and swiped Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey across it, blending them to make the sunset.  I don't have a grey stain yet so I just used some ink from my ink pad and a waterbrush to finish off the sky.  I love how it turned out.  :-)
     The mountains are an image from AnnieJDesigns which can be found in the CYDI store.  I printed them out to the size I needed for the card and then cut them out.  The little owl can also be found in the store.  His name is Ben and he's from Dana's Digital Cafe.  I colored him with Copics and popped him up on foam for some dimension.  I just printed some stars out on my computer and made the moon from a circle punch.
     Pop on over to the blog and play along. Everybody has something birdie in their stash.
     Have a great Tuesday!


  • Paper:  Recollections, Watercolor paper, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Can You  Digi It--"Framed Mountain" by AnnieJDesigns and "Ben the Owl" by Dana's Digital Cafe
  • Ink:  Copics, Distress Stains
  • Tools:  sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Yellow Stickles, Marvy Uchida white gel pen, Spare Parts brad, Glossy Accents


  1. Just "Whooo hooo" do you think you are? Making such a gorgeous card! Love your pretty sunset, and that owl is adorable! The sentiment is a wonderful match! Congrats on another Guest DT stint! :o)

  2. Wow, your card is really beautiful!
    I love your colouring!

    x Shirley

  3. Love how you have done the background, it's so pretty and that owl is so cute :)
    Lora x

  4. I could sit and watch that sunset forever! Fantastic job on creating such a perfectly peaceful scenery. Your owl is superb H!

  5. WOW!!!!!! This is stunning. I really love the way you have created that wonderful sunset and the owl is fabulous too.

    Hugs Sue

  6. This is terrific, Tracy! Love the rich bakground and cute image and sentiment! Congrats on being GD!

  7. Holy cow, Tracy...I am in LOVE with this card! What an amazing design! You did a fabulous job on every single detail of this. LOVE that background sunset and love the layered mountains and love that sweet owl and your fantastic coloring. The stars are a great finishing touch!

  8. This card is AWESOME...I love the background!

  9. Look at that gorgeous sunset! Such a wonderful background for the cute little owl!

  10. I loved reading about what you did to make this unbelievably cute card! Wow - it is the most adorable thing! Cute, cute, cute. I am going to try a sky like this! Hugz!!!

  11. What a gorgeous sunset, you did a fabulous job creating it! And the owl is so cute! Hugs

  12. Absolutely darling, Tracey! LOVE the way you've lifted so many of the details, and your sky is divine!

  13. Gorgeous card Tracey - those colours are superb, so vibrant and I love that little owl, too cute :)

  14. Such a cute card. I just love your owl image. And your sky looks amazing my friend.. Sounds like a fun challenge.


  15. Wow!! The way you did the background for this oh so wise owl is amazing! What a stunning card!

  16. Your card is so beautiful!
    Cute owl and your colouring is amazing:)
    Gorgeous card.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  17. This is Stunning Tracy.. Love the background sky colours..Loz

  18. Oh your background is so fabulous! I just adore this card ...

  19. Wow!! (Owl )))lol) This is fantasic background on card. Gorgeous orange and browns.. Look like real sun set..

  20. A simple card? Simple? Heavens no, you created a fabulous background here Tracy and that owl is superb!! Hugs, Ira

  21. Love your birdie card, Tracy! Well done with the Distress Inks. Very nicely done.
    Huggies ~


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