Friday, May 03, 2019

CAS Christmas May Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today we are starting a new CAS Christmas challenge - Stocking.  This month is hosted by our talented Designer, Trina (Phamtastic Design).

This owl family from Wild Rose is such an adorable image.  I had fun watercolouring in icy colours.  My plan was to have snow gently falling over the scene.  Somehow I got carried away and it's a snow storm. :)

The image was stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Zigs were used to watercolour the image ... they do have such bright, clean colours.  To finish, little details were added (pink cheeks, sparkle on the fur cuffs and pompoms, and gloss for the owl's noses and heart on the small stocking).  It was then cut to size with a wonky stitched frame and snow was added by heating Frantage Chunky White enamel with my skillet.  A cute sentiment was stamped at the bottom.  Afterwards I thought ... "do owls tweet??!!"  Probably not, oh well.  Hopefully no one notices. :)

Here's a close-up ...
We have Helen (Helen's Craft Haven) joining us at Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Helen!  Check out the challenge blog to see the stocking cards from Helen and our amazing designers!  Then come play along!





Stamps:  Owl Family (Wild Rose); Season's Tweatings (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Zig Markers, Distress Inks:  Broken China, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, clear wink of stella, glossy accents, Chunky White Frantage (Stampendous), Wonky Stitched Frame die (CUTplorations)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas May Challenge - Stocking


26 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your snow storm and characters.
Faith

Barb Ghig said...

I think your snowstorm works perfectly with these adorable owls and stockings, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring with your Zigs, too...I love all the fun, bright colors :) Super cute Christmas card ~ Barb xx

Nance said...

Love these owl images and such a beautiful card, Loll! Owls are part of the bird family so whether your sentiment is perfect. XX

Nstiz said...

What an adorable image and your coloring is perfectly done! I don't think you can overdo Frantage for winter- at least by Ohio standards so it's just fine. Thanks for the reminder to pull my Zigs out again and get the dust off of them. Your shading is fantastic, Loll!

Trina P. said...

Aww, your snowy owls are simply adorable, Loll. I don’t think there’s too much snow. It’s a lovely snow day. Beautiful Zig watercolouring as always. And love the frantage. xx

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, so cute, now i have to check my stash, I have some wild rose owls. such a fun card :)

Susan said...

I don't think it's too much snow - it looks great! Love all the shades of blue and green. A fabulous card!

nancy littrell said...

Owl's Hoot, but heck maybe baby owls start out tweeting:-) Such fun Winter colors and falling snow for your adorable owl family. TFS my friend. Hugs..nancy

Julie B said...

I agree, the stamp is adorable, I just love owls. :)

kiwimeskreations said...

How lovely is this Loll - love the sweet owls and owlets, and you colours are gorgeous. Love the snowy texture you added.
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

This is adorable and so sweet! Love the colors!

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute scene with the owl family. I love the sweet baby. It's a good thing they are bundled up with hats and scarves since they are in a blizzard! I love their cold, pink cheeks. I'm not political but I say if Trump can tweet, owls can tweet!

Bonnie said...

Your owls are adorable and I love this snowy scene! The baby owl in the stocking is super adorable! Perfect sentiment!

nwilliams6 said...

So adorable - a special Christmas card for sure! Super fun too. Hugz

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhh, love, love, LOVE this image and your snowy Christmas coloring! Funny about the tweeting owls! I saw birds and "tweetings" and it didn't even register that they were owls. It's clear as a bell now. I like the idea of owls tweeting. Maybe the babies tweet. Anyway... your card is just as cute as can be!

Helen said...

This is adorable! Love your colouring!
Helen x

Colleen said...

Oh such cute owls, Loll! You have made them come alive with your beautiful watercolors! I especially love the sky and the falling snow! Heart Hugs, Col

Linda said...

Loll, what a sweet image that you have watercolored. Love the little family of Owls and the stockings hanging on the tree. Hope you have a great week.

Papercraft Boutique said...

These owls are so adorable, Loll! Love your Zig watercoloring with icy colors and beautiful snowy scene!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

What a darling family of owls, Lolly! Even in the middle of a snowstorm they look decked out in their Sunday best! Beautifully colored and adorable!! Hugs, Dolly

Linda said...

What a gorgeous little snow scene. The family of owls is beautifully coloured xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

just a delight!
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous image, so adorable and loving the snow storm! Such pretty colouring and tweeting is good for me for the owls x

Robyn Oliver said...

Have to agree with everyone Loll - an adorable little family of owls - a lovely Christmas stocking panel for your card

Bobby said...

There's nothing cuter than a family of owls, Loll, unless one is peeking from a stocking and the rest have winter hats on.

BożenA said...

Yes, this bird family is very sweet. You beautifully colored the picture and the addition of white spotting looks perfectly
Hugs,
BożenA