Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Chip Owl and Olive Trees

Here's my second card for today's color challenge.  I made a whimsical card this time ... I think I'm getting better at them :)  I had to add some orange to make it more "fun" ... so I cheated a little bit on the color challenge.  Again, it's Vanilla-Chocolate-Olive.
"Chocolate Chip Owl"
Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Cottage Garden (SU!); Grass (ISC)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  2-part Owl punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, adhesives and dimensionals
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I stamped the tree trunk on Very Vanilla cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink and then randomly stamped the set of three leaves from the same stamp set in Old Olive, doing first, second and third generation stampings to give it depth.  I then randomly stamped the set of three flowers from the Cottage Garden overtop with Pumpkin Pie ink.  I added the grass at the bottom and then tied Pumpkin Pie ribbon around the main image with a knot at the front.  I mounted the main panel onto a frame of Old Olive and then on to the card base of Chocolate Chip.

I punched out the owl from Chocolate Chip cardstock, adding Very Vanilla for the eyes and then punching the vest from Old Olive that had been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I mounted the owl up on the tree using dimensionals to give it depth.
Today's color challenge (CC327) is "Vanilla Chocolate Olives", meaning Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive are one of my favorite combinations and I have used it a lot in the past ... but have neglected CC since Early Espresso because one of the current colors in the SU! catalogue.  I'm happy to get back to an old favorite!!  And what could be better than CC and OO ... using it with my favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree! ... Oh, and I included dessert today which is rounding at least one corner.
It's a little clouded over today, although the sun is trying to peek out around the clouds.  The weatherman is predicting rain this afternoon ... so you'll see that I took it to heart in the card below :)  It looks like a thunderstorm is moving in!!
Here's a picture and the details of the card.  Hope you like.
"Olive Trees"
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, three Old Olive brads, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder, adhesives and dimensionals
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I stamped the trees in Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and used an Old Olive Stampin' Write marker to add splashes of dark green in the trees.  Using a small sponge, I filled in the background of the tree foliage and added green to the grass area, making it darker at the base of the trees.  I sponged the top of the sky lightly with Chocolate Chip ink to give some definition.

I mounted the image onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and added three Old Olive brads.  I tied a knot around the bottom of the image with the Chocolate Chip ribbon and mounted the whole panel onto the card base using dimensionals to add depth.

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