Fleur De Owl

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This card was a dual winner this week for TPE Challenge #186!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Wishing everyone a day full of love and chocolates!  However, in the Salkeld house there will be no chocolates per my request. I had TOO many of them over Christmas. But...we have PLENTY of cupcakes, Gigi's cupcakes! Soooo scrumptious! Of course, not really any better than chocolates, but just one Gigi's cupcake will fix any sugar fix for a very long time!

Aren't they mouthwatering?  And, I've been very good since picking them up yesterday NOT to indulge until later tonight after dinner. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, they aren't ALL for me! The Hubs and I are splitting two of them, have one to ourselves and the other 2 are for our youngest son.  I will then be vigorously moving for at least half of the next four days as Monday I go for my annual physical.  Yeah, I know great timing on my part to schedule my physical so close to Valentine's Day!  Anyway, on to the other priority ---- my card.

I was inspired by the inspiration photo at Scrapbooker's Paradise challenge for this week to make a card  for a loved one or inspired by a loved one.  And, the themes at Daring Cardmakers and The Pink Elephant, both being 'love is in the air' rounded out my idea.  My oldest son's fiance loves owls and with the photo inspiration and her love of owls, this is what I created:

I started by cutting out shapes with various die cuts --- circles, hearts, pennants(triangles) for ears and those lovely Tim Holtz wings for templates.
Next,  I  cut some out of cardstock and designer paper and pieced them together.  You can't see it very well, but the owl body (the roses) has a background of plaid paper. Then, I stuck all those pretty mini prima roses to the heart.  The head and ears I cut larger grey triangles and circle and smaller ones from the DP.

The eyes are clear/white buttons with pink heart buttons and the nose is a light pink heart button.

I should have photographed the inside, which I made another heart shape and attached a poem I downloaded.

Stamps:  Sentiment - (Studio G).
Paper:  White and grey cardstock.  DP - Love Me & Follow Your Heart (My Mind's Eye); Assorted DP-bargain designer paper from Michaels.
Ink:  Love Letters (Memento);
Extras:  Circle, pennant and heart Frameabilities (Sizzix); Tattered Wing die cut (Tim Holtz); prima mini roses; white buttons heart buttons; white embroidery thread.

I already published this, but had to go back and add a pic of my beautiful roses from the Hubs this morning to share!  Along with the roses, I got my favorite breakfast (from Bob Evans) by candle light no less, a storebought, but sweet, card and Zumba workout for the Wii.  The last was upon MY request!  Otherwise, I probably would have gotten chocolates and jewelry, which I've had enough of lately.  Yes, I DID say that!  LOL

Spread some love today!
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Jessi Fogan said...

Too much chocolate? Too much jewelry? WEIRDO! Let me know what you think of the Zumba 'game' - I love my class, and I found the DVDs hard to follow. I'll be curious to know how you find it!
Such a cute idea to make an owl - those heart buttons are the perfect shape, and the wings...and ALLLLLL those flowers....you must like her ;) Super glad to have you play in Paradise too, my dear!

Dawn said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! That owl is so clever and I LOVE all those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise this week.

Too much jewellery??? I can send my address :) lol

Hugs, Dawn

fairyrocks said...

This card is Stunning,so pretty .
Thank you for Playing in Paradise with us.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

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