Sunday, October 25, 2009

Challenges!

I really enjoy combining challenges...it just adds to the pleasure of creating! This card was created for the following challenges: this week's Gothic Arch challenge is to use orange and black; TwoPeas Stamptoberfest challenges are Fall is Fabulous, Marianne's last minute Halloween Card challenge, Sue and Tanya's Earth challenge; Saturday Surprise wants us to do something autumn themed; One Powerful Hour wants something spooky; Finally Friday's challenge is to emboss and layer; Secret Crafters want us to use orange and another colour; Our Creative Corner wants us to use a favourite holiday book or movie title in our card. I based this card on the book "Owl Moon," by Jane Yolen, a beautifully illustrated book for the 4 to 8 age group. I bought it for my grandson, who loves to have it read to him. I'll actually send this card along to him in the post tomorrow.


The background tree stamp is Cornish Heritage Farm; the owl and flourishes are from Crafty Individuals. I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink with Versafine Onyx black with a resist for the owl arch.

The current SAWO challenge is to make your own jewelry. Here's a set I made for my "Pink Lady Challenge" over at TwoPeas. If you haven't participated in the fabulous Two Peas stamp extravaganza all week, there's still time...you have till midnight tonight to play! Happy pea members have posted all kinds of great challenges with generous RAKS, and the grand prize from American Crafts is spectacular. Go visit the stamping message boards, play today!


29 comments:

Willy said...

Wonderful gothic arch card, Deborah!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! This is stunning and fantastic! I love the owl stamp and everything else about this. Great design.

Kris Dickinson said...

Absolutely fabulous! I LOVE that owl!

Nigel said...

Fantastic. May I ask what the background paper is (the trees)?

Thanks.

Artyjen said...

Fantastic card......love the backgrounds.
xoxo

vintage wil said...

Absolutelly beautiful card!!!

Basement gal said...

Wowee! there's some work here. Love love it.

Jill said...

wow gorgeous! thanks for joining in the fun at scsc hugs Jill xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant arch and I just love that owl stamp. Very clever also how you managed to incorporate so many challenge themes in theone creation:o)

Ginger said...

Loved the idea of using the owl!
Brillant!

Karen Owen said...

This is beautifully done! Kudos for fulfilling so many challenges in one piece. That's a real feat.

Char said...

Your jewelry set is fabulous. Nice ribbon charms

kksb said...

Incredibly beautiful Gothic Arch card!

Sandy said...

Wow your jewellery is elegant and absolutely beautiful. Love this set. Fantastic.

Thanks Deb for your jewellery to SaWo.

Kersten said...

This is such a lovely arch. I just love this image. :)

Martina2801 said...

Fabulous arch and stunning jewellery, Deborah! Both pieces are beautifully created.

LiveArt said...

Wow, love the arch card!! what a brilliant owl image!! love the embossing too!! Great design!! You jewellery's very nice too!!

Linda

Hermine said...

Beautiful stylish card and elegant set of jewelry.

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, and great use of orange.
Thank you for joining in my colour challenge at SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous idea there. Love it!

Lorraine said...

what a gorgeous card that is...he is going to love it and I like your jewellery too...thanks very much for visiting my blog today

Jane Carroll said...

lovely

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

DottyJo said...

A fabulous card - just love your attention to detail! Jo x

Athena said...

It's a gorgeous arch. The embossed flourish on black card really sets it off.

Emily said...

Love that card...so elegant yet spooky

Emily-SP Diva

thescrapmaster said...

Omgosh wow this is beautiful!! I love what you did with the stamping.
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Deborah
what a gorgeous card/arch you have created! amazing stamping! :) love it!

Heather Robinson said...

Deb, you always manage to take my breath away with your creations. This autumn card with the arch is stunning. Beautifully designed and such a wonderful sense of colour. And you make jewellery too?!! Your talents are endless.