Anyway, I made two cards to share BUT as I was taking the photos of the second, it just wouldn't work anymore. So the battery is on the charger and I'll just have to share that one later. :)
This card is a hybrid. Allison over at Stampin' When I Can had posted several days ago how to use clip art when making an image that you just didn't have a stamp for and really needed. Welllllllllllllll, I said to myself (out loud coz that's how I roll), "You have photoshop and illustrator, why don't you just make something for yourself, dummeh!" So I did!
I have always had a thing for owls ever since my grandmother embroidered me a jean shirt when I was five years old that had a sparkly (sequined) owl that covered the entire back of the shirt. It had sparkly green eyes, too! And a few years ago when my husband and I were in Kauai (on a trip that I won, thankyouverymuch) I found a spectacularly tacky and fabulous shell owl that I *HAD* to buy. I think it was like $5 or something. Wicked cheap. But anyway, I have a thing for owls and I have been seeing owls all over the blogosphere that were cute but just weren't what I wanted.
I used photoshop and illustrator to do up this cute little owl. I had purchased the original image from iStockPhoto a long, long time ago. He was originally colored all in with a busy background so I fixed that up so that he would be ready for coloring in and he'd look more handmade. I did have to leave his beak and his feet colored yellow so that they'd print.
Stamps: The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Eclectic Paperie's Cupcake set. The pumpkin cs is stamped with the Background Sampler for SU! (retired)
CS and papers: All papers and CS are SU! with the exception of the white which is Georgia Pacific CS.
Accessories: Photoshop, Illustrator, HP Photoprinter, Prisma pencils and OMS, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, Cuttlebug photo corner die, Michael's shimmery Brides flowers that I colored with my Marvy Markers. Also I used my Marvy Markers to ink up the little background stamp.
This card was supposed to be for Lauren Meader's sketch this weekend but I borked it up. Well, it is the thought that counts, right? LOL!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I'll have a card later along with blog candy. :)