Saturday, 26 September 2015

Autumn Owl for Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new followers.

Well, days don't get much better than this. I've been watching some Formula 1 action over breakfast, I'm meeting my wonderful Mum and Sister at Exeter craft show AND today is my first outing as a Guest Designer for Pink Gem Designs.

Thank you so much for inviting me peeps :)
 Our challenge for the next fortnight at A Gem of a Challenge is Autumn and this is my 'inspiration' card.

and inside

I've used the digistamp Ollie on Branch from Pink Gem Designs, which they very generously gave me. You get the design as a JPEG and a PNG, in both the black/white AND coloured versions.

I brought the coloured PNG version into Craft Artist and used a background from the Aviary English Garden digikit (stretched and recoloured). I made a copy of Ollie and then flipped and shrank him a bit. I wanted the small one to sit on top of the bigger one so I removed the branch part of the image with the Erase Tool, then it was just a case of manoeuvring him into position. I then copied them both and flipped them to get the pair on the right hand side. The sentiment was done with the 'Adolpho' font.

For the front of the card I die cut a circle in some Basic Grey paper and then dry embossed it using the Wood Grain folder from We R Memory Keepers. Because my paper was A5 and the folder is only 6x6" I had to run it through twice - I've used raffia to hide the join.

The leaves were cut from various papers in my stash using a Cuttlebug die and attached with silicon glue.

Please pop over to A Gem of a Challenge to see more inspiration from the very talented team.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Pile It On  #87 Colour Combination  
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #104 anything goes with a twist ... colour me autumn
Tuesday Throwdown  #263 Colour challenge
Creative Inspirations - Something sweet
Fab'n'Funky challenge #274 Cute Critters and/or Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Happy Fall Y'All
Addicted to Stamps - Autumn
Deep Ocean #113 Autumn
Clear It Out - Autumn - use leaves/foliage
Little Claire's - Autumn

Thanks for popping by,
Katrina x


Pollard Carole said...

A brilliant design love your card and the special inside as well it's all gorgeous love and hugs Carole x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Welcome as our guest designer, gorgeous cute card. Love the way the owl peeps through the aperture

Janet said...

Hi Kat, welcome to PGD as our guest desinger. Love what you have done Ollie ...... very inventive :) xx

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a truly wonderful card. Your design is so clever and looks absolutely beautiful. I am so in awe that you can 'do that' with digital images! I would n't know where to start!

Donna said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Little Red Wagon!
Donna (DT)

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation! Really sweet! Thanks for joining in with our Something Sweet Challenge at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Kat W said...

A very clever design with the aperture and the way you used the digi images...and a very beautiful card! The autumnal colours are just gorgeous :-)

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and maybe have some new stash to play with?!

Big hugs, Kat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant Autumnal card loving those Owls and the leaves, thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS
lorraine x

The Little Stamper said...

I love the texture on your card and the cute little owl peeking out…but what a surprise to see the lovely image on the inside too. It really is inspiring.

Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Christine said...

Hi Katrina awww love how you used this cute PG image...lovely autumnal front the inside does it for must take inspiration from your super Guest Designer card many thanks for sharing & joining us..

smiles Christine x

Sue said...

Katrina, you already know how much I love this card but I just want to say thank you for sharing it with us at this week's Something Sweet Challenge at Creative Inspirations.

Pat K said...

Fabulous card the cute little critters...and window front. Thanks you so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. hugs, Pat K x

Anna Jasiolek said...

I really love what you did with our color palette, this is a gorgeous, autumn, warm card. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On and please come back for the newest challenge.
Anna xxx