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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter is a hoot!

"A Winter Owl Too" provided by Squigglefly
The Color, Sights & Sounds of Winter!  That is the latest challenge at 613 Ave. C.  Winter Colors mean for me the bare browns, snow whites and the sky blues, the Sights bring to mind the wool scarves and hats and the bare branches of the trees, and finally the Sounds of the winter birds singing or hooting.  To represent those sounds, I embossed sheet music on 2 of the three layers using a Cuttlebug folder.

So, think about how you would interpret this theme - and go see what the 613 DT have done with it - HERE.
Definitely a fun challenge!


[Note: specific information on supplies and sources 
will be found below under “Supplies”.]

The focal image has been printed twice, colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted and layered with foam tape to add height and dimension.  The top two panels were embossed and all the edges inked with Distress Inks - they were then mounted on foam tape for elevation.  Small brown buttons were the final embellishments.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Digi Darla - #96 - Photo Inspiration WON
Pile it On #1 - Just Because
Through the Craft Room Door – A/G
Parade Your Crafts #11 Christmas/Winter
LEJ Designs #84 – A/G
Crafty Sentiments – Birthdays
Clear it Out – Warm  Fuzzies + stash texture [embossing w/stash folder & button stash]
Delicious Doodles #69 – Lots of Layers [6]
OSAAT #194 – A/G [I month for this challenge]
Sweet Pea Stampers – A/G
Open Minded Crafting  - #1 New Toys or New Techniques [new Embossing Folder]
Robyn's Fetish #193 – Use a Digi
Simon Monday - Blues


IMAGES:  The focal image and sentiment are "A Winter Owl Too" from Squigglefly.  
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; the base card and the layer other than the focal image panel are Georgia Pacific.
A Cuttlebug Embossing folder was used on the background layers; four small buttons from stash were added to two corners; Sentiment has been punched with an oval punch by McGill.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics: edges of the three panels were inked with Distress Inks:Tea Dye & Antique Linen.

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. This is fabulous and a wonderful technique Ginny♥

  2. Ginny, I think this card is soooo adorable! I love the little bit of pop of the owl on the card. Great card! Amy

  3. Ginny, I really like this card. I especially like the way you incorporated the sounds of winter with the embossing of the sheet music. What a creative idea!!! I look forward to getting to see all your creations and learning new things from you on the DT. Praying God's many blessings over you!
    Melissa M

  4. I love this!! Love the popped image! and the popped square.. the embossing is fantastic!! Love how you inked the edges too to make everything stand out!! Gorgeous!! Awesome coloring too!!! Absolutely fantastic creation.. and thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  5. I love all the texture and dimension on your card. The owl is so cute and colored to perfection. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind comment. (I just learned that the Copic blending pen would work with any alcohol marker. I saw a video from Gina K about it.)

  6. This is very pretty. Love the technique you used and the coloring and embossing is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at PYC! Hope to see you next challenge.

    Kim - PYC DT

  7. Oh Ginny, this card is really fab!! I love how you made textured background with emboss folder :) And the owl is just way too cute :)
    Thanks for sharing this pretty at Crafty Sentiments. Hope you play along with us again next time, dear.

    Hugs, Mikha

  8. Ginny, this looks AMAZING! Love the 3D effect and embossed layers. Love it all! How I've missed you! ;o) Thank you for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us again!


  9. Love that embossing folder.
    Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
    DT Nataliya

  10. Ginny, what a great image. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.


  11. Awesome owl card. Love the embossing background. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Anything goes". We wish you good luck with the draw and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  12. Before I started reading about your thoughts and creativity of this card I thought "brrrr, cold winter, remember the wildlife" Ginny. The scene you have created is brilliant. I love the music embossing. ...such a great way to convey sounds of Nature and, as always, your colouring is awesome. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  13. what a cute've put a lot of effort into it for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  14. Ya winter is a real hoot all right - low of 16 degrees here in Florida with a very brisk wind to boot - YUK!!
    Adorable card!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this time and good luck in the drawing!!!

  15. Very very cute card! I love the owl all dressed for cold weather ! That will be me today here in Ohio! -3 right now!

  16. I did smile at the owl image Ginny, poor soul looks as if he is totally fed up with posing! LOL. I love your interpretation of the theme, I don't think I would ever think of the background embossing folder! This is certainly a brilliant idea - I just love it.

    Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

  17. Very nice card, absolutely adore the owl. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  18. Fabulous owl image and love his hat and scarf and the embossed background-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

  19. You have made a wonderful owl card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  20. What a cute owl! Winter is NOT a hoot here today...LOL...we are having wind chills in the -40's...YIKES! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  21. Love your fun card
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  22. This is beautiful card,thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge!Good Luck!
    Iva DT

  23. This is a beautiful card. I love the embossing and the way the owl stands out. Thank You for sharing over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  24. Great embossing, and I love the owl's scarf!! Thanks for joining the challenge at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  25. oh my isn't he just adorable! I really love owls and your card has put a smile on my face :D
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Delicious Doodles
    Shelley (DD DT)

  26. Hi Ginny!! I love this card and your interpretation of the theme. Really like the embossing and the dimension. I'm so happy you joined our "family".


  27. oh - it´s great - i love the owl !!!!

  28. Thanks for sharing your lovely fun card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  29. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  30. Such a fabulous card! Love the beautiful textures on the background and this pretty owl. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  31. This is just amazing! Love how you printed it twice and the embossing matches perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  32. That is such a hoot ;o) Love the dimension you have added. Brilliant card! Love the embossing as well!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  33. FABULOUS!! I LOVE that owl!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!!


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