Saturday, 6 August 2011

Patriotic Owl Birthday

This afternoon I have finally got some time to craft! Yaaay!!

I popped over to the Less is More challenge and saw that their theme is the colours of "your nations flag". As I'm in the UK I decided on using the Union Jack colours of red, white, and blue.

I started with a SU Whisper White 5" square card, and stamped the naked tree and leaves from Clarity Stamps in the bottom left corner in Brilliant Blue so it looked like a branch sticking out. I then pieced together a Poppy Red owl from the SU Owl 2 step punch ( which I'd done with Jacqueline's punch on Tuesday) , and coloured the WWhite tummy as the Union Jack with Promarkers. I added his eyes, and then cut the tops off the WWhite heart for his beak as the flag was a little too busy to see the red one created by the V cut in the tummy piece. I then stamped the Woodware sentiment in Real Red, elongating the You so it would sound like an owl when read out!!

Yes, I know how daft I am, but it made me smile when I did it, and I'm sure I'm not the first person to have done it!!

Anyway, here he is in all his glory  

Recipe : card = SU Whisper White and Poppy Red
Inks = Brilliant Blue and Real Red
Stamps = Clarity and Woodware
Tools = Owl 2 step Punch

This was quite a quick card to make, but I was so engrossed in colouring his tummy, I hadn't heard the sudden heavy downpour of rain, and all my lovely, nearly dry washing that was out on the line is now soaking wet again !! Aaaaaaaaah!!

I'd better go and get it in, Thanks for dropping by and I hope you like my owl.


  1. What a very British Owl! Great job with his extremely patriotic waistcoat Bev!
    Thanks so much for including your flag too!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.

  3. Hi
    A cute card it ....
    hugs sylvie

  4. Oh I LOVE your owl Bev, superb
    He has made me smile too lol
    Thanks so much, good to see you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  5. That owl is brilliant. Sorry about your washing, we've had thunder and heavy rain most of the day. Happy summer days! Hazel x

  6. How fab is his waistcoat and I love your sentiment! xx

  7. Brilliant card love the owl:)
    Val x

  8. Such a fun card - brilliant!
    Stacex (48)

  9. What a fun card , really pops off the card

  10. I love this sweet patriotic owl! A really fun little card!

  11. Utterly fab idea :)
    Von x

  12. Fabulous card love that image XOXO Zoe

  13. Fab card, love the owl with his Union Jack chest
    Beryl x

  14. Love your very British owl. x

  15. This is such a fun card lovely:) Sandra H

  16. Brilliant owl and enjoy how you've created his tummy out of the Union Jack. A fun card full of inspiration:-)

  17. Oh, Bev, he's so cute! Your card is very clever. :-)

  18. what an original take on this challenge - fab card


  19. Ooh is so very very cute, love him lol Karen

  20. Hi Bev

    What a great card love the cute owl!

    Tina (no 75)

  21. lovely owl, great idea to give him a flag for a waistcoat!


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