Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whooo's Ready for Autumn?

It's hard to even acknowledge that Autumn has arrived, and Halloween is just 4 weeks away. You do know what that means, don't you?  Christmas decorations will be available in the stores this month, and there will be a renewed pressure to buy, buy, buy!  

I look around and say, "Whoooo, me?" when it comes to being anywhere ready for any of the holidays, how about you?  

In the spirit of "Whooo, me??", I've been crafting a bit and using my Silhouette Cameo to make some owl cards. You'll see more of the owl-themed cards I've made this weekend, when I'm in the October Fest Blog Hop with my Krazy Craftin' Crew buddies. 'Til then, let me tell you a bit about this one:

The Studio cutting file is from Silhouette's OnLine Store. I enlarged it a bit to fill a 5x7" card, matting it on ivory, pretty straight forward. I placed a secondary layer of plaid designer paper underneath, just for a little more pop.  I decided I wanted the hoot-owl's eyes to pop more, so I cut the eyeballs out in a white scrap, and colored the pupil crescents with a dark brown Copic marker.  I trimmed it up with some jute-like yarn tied in a bow.  No sentiment on this one -- I wanted it as a notecard. 

What do you think?  I like his (her?) funky style ... it makes me smile, so that's a good thing. I hope it does the same for you!  Enjoy the waning summer weather!

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Lisa Norris said...

Very cute...I love that owl! :D


Ashley Nicole said...

Very cute card Ellen! Just love the owl.