Monday, August 03, 2020

CAS Christmas August Challenge

Hi everyone.  We have a fun challenge for you at CAS Christmas this month.  Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) is hosting and she wants to see ...

Susan is looking for your take on this song.  It doesn't have to be literal, but make sure if it's not obvious, that you let us know in your post what part of the song you were inspired by.  So what are my four owls about ...

I have only changed one word from the original song ...

On the fourth day of  Christmas
My true love gave to me
Four Colourful Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is such an adorable image from Wild Rose Studios ... too bad they went out of business.  I stamped them on mixed media paper, coloured with Zigs, and fussy-cut.  Then I stamped it again onto patterned paper and then paper piece in my images.  The image fit perfectly into this stitched, semi-circle frame.  

Close-up ...

We are thrilled to have Meg (Bits and Pieces) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Meg!

Please check out the challenge blog to see Meg's awesome 12 Days of Christmas card, along with the amazing designs from our team.  Don't forget to keep your design CAS (clean and simple).






Stamps:  Owl Family (Wild Rose Studio - retired); Handy Christmas Sentiments (Amy R - retired)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Festive & Frosty DSP (Penny Black)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Zigs; Candied Apple DOX ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brushes, Stitched Semi-circle die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas August Challenge - 12 Days of Christmas


32 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Yes - I'll go for owls being calling birds! (whoo, whoo) yours are so festive and cute Loll, and are all dressed up for the season! xx

BożenA said...

Sweet Loll card. I love merry Christmas company and I think that your background fits perfectly with these sweethearts. Beautiful, joyful christmas card
hugs,
BożenA xx

Nstiz said...

These are just too cute, Loll! You always do such a beautiful job of watercoloring too. I did smile on the four colorful birds too- great take on the challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, your 'colorful' birds are adorable, Loll...especially with their Santa hats! Beautiful coloring with your Zigs and I love the DSPP you chose for the background! Super cute Christmas card, my friend ~ Barb xx

clelie said...

SO ADORABLE!!! Love your background work! and colours and those sweet "faces"! The red sentiment is perfect for your design! Just had to say...LOVE IT!♥

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Loll.... a really fun image ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

I Card Everyone said...

Colorful, and whooooo's going to tell you it isn't allowed!? Besides, those birds have been calling long enough!
So cute!
=]

Bonnie said...

These owls are adorable, Lolly! We hear owls calling quite often! Your coloring is so bright and pretty! A very festive card, my friend!

Pat said...

I belong to a choir and it is a one choirs always have in their repertoire so have sung it quite a few times. We will forgive the change of 'calling' to 'colourful' birds Loll as they are very colourful and cute and love the semi circle die and the pretty background paper, and a sentiment from another Christmas carol and very appropriate and pretty in red. x

TK said...

Such a sweet image, and I love how colorful you made the card -- very happy indeed!

Christine Alexander said...

your little owls are are adorable Loll, I would certainly say they are calling birds :)

Ina G said...

Totally adorable Loll. Gorgeous colouring,love the background leaves and what a perfect die cut. Love it!

Susan said...

Your four colourful birds are adorable! They look perfect against the pretty dp, and you're right, they fit just right in the semi-circle. I know this was a challenge for you to find something to fit the theme - this is a wonderful take on it - I agree with Julia's comment that owls can be calling birds!

nancy littrell said...

How fun to have such a cute 4 birds (owls) Christmas image for the challenge. Love your coloring with Zigs, fussy cutting and paper stitched birds over your sweet Christmas paper. They fit perfectly in your die cut window..how great! TFS your fun and festive Christmas card design, Lolly. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

This is just sooo cute! I love the patterned paper in the background too. Great take on the Christmas challenge xx

meg said...

These adorable owls are perfect as calling birds,a beautiful fun card

Marcia Hill said...

Your 4 "colorful" birds are FABULOUS Loll and work perfectly for this challenge!! I admit at first I wondered where you were heading with the owls, but it makes perfect sense now and I'm loving every bit of it! Wonderful coloring and paper piecing too! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

I love your take using "four owling birds". They are adorable and the coloring is a beautiful Christmas treat.

Anita in France said...

Your cute colourful owls are adorable, Loll ... and are probably calling toowit toowoo toooo ... such fun! Playing catching up ... and enjoying all the inspiration you've shared over the last couple of weeks! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Just my kind of card, Loll, and I would say that owls are calling birds. whoo whoo

Leslie Miller said...

I love your take on the "four calling birds", making them four colorful owls. Too cute! I didn't know Wild Rose Studios went out of business. Too bad. I bought several of their stamps at our local stamp store, which also went out of business a couple years ago. Your leafy background is so pretty. I hope I can play along this month!

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Ros Crawford said...

Oh my... What a bunch of cuties!! The patterned paper works beautifullY. Have a wonderful week

Mac Mable said...

What a super cute image and one adorable card Loll x. A fun interpretation of the Four 'Colourful' Birds x.

Trina P. said...

Very creative and fun my friend! Your four colourful birds is super adorable. Beautifully watercoloured and perfect paper piecing. That is such a shame WRS closed down.

Darnell said...

Aw, these little owls are so stinkin' cute, Lolly! You've made them very colorful! I love the paper-piecing you did and the fabulous background of this fun design!! Hugs, Dolly

Linda said...

Loll, this is just too adorable and your coloring is fabulous. Fun card, my friend.

Heather said...

So cut and clever. I love the clean white around the pretty co-ordinated colours of the feature panel.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a colorful and fun 4 COLORFUL birds scene, Loll! A wonderful example card to show everyone that you can make a challenge card even if you don't have the exact stamp for the theme. Love the adorable, festive, fluffy birds with the perfect paper piercing!
Hideko xx

Cathy said...

Those adorable little owls look very merry Loll! Great idea to use patterned paper behind them too, so festive and fun! Cathy x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I immediately caught the 4 calling, I mean colorful, birds reference, Loll - great card!! Just love your coloring and the design, reminiscent of a snowglobe!

Colleen said...

Loll, your owls are so adorable, and how you colored them and then also paper pieced them is amazing! At first I was confused when I saw the owls, but you know, the four calling owls are perfect! what a fun challenge this has been!