Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some Spooky Things

There are just some things that are spooky.   I was thinking about that as I made this card.  We live in the country ( or as they say around here - in the county).  My husband called me outside just as it was growing dusk.  He showed me two owls sitting in a tree.  Because it was dusk, they were just silhouettes.  I had a sense of "wow" but also that spooky feeling.  I don't associate the word spooky with spooks or ghosts because I don't even believe those exist but some things like owls and spider webs just give me the creeps.  I wonder if there were no Halloween, if I would still react when I see them?
So onto my card.  I had fun making this because I saw the challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot , "what is on your desk?"  Oh, my.  What is not on my desk right now would be a better question.  It is covered because I have been trying to use up scraps and pieces of Autumn paper. So there are a lot of little pieces and mini stacks.  Then there are pieces of white cardstock on which I have already stamped or printed images.  Twine, ribbon, punches, ink pads, buttons, ruler, score tape.  HELP !  Where is my desk?   I know it under this mess somewhere!  Here is the card I came up with:

The digital owl image is by Doodle Pantry and is call Quirky Owl.  It comes in outline and pre-colored.
The sentiment is a stamp I picked up in a dollar bin at a local craft store.
The Chocolate cardstock piece is by GKD and I embossed it with a woodgrain Cuttlebug  folder.
The orange carsdstock piece is Only Orange by Stampin'Up which I think has been discontinued.  I distressed the edges with the blade of scissors (one of the three pair on my desk).
The BG paper was distressed with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
Owl was colored with pencils and then I paper pieces his wings with woodgrain desinger paper.

Well, there you have it, my spooky little owl created out of chaos.  At least my desk is a little cleaner but not by much.
Here is a picture I took the other morning.  Look at this web!  Spooky?

Thanks for putting up with this crazy post.  Hope you enjoyed some of it.

Cuttlebug Spot - what's on your desk
Pamela's World - sketch 5
Speedy TV - distress
Sweet n Sassy - tic, tac, toe button, distressing, paper piecing
Ribbon Carousel - halloween spirit
Crafty Frineds - dry emboss
Great Impressions - fall
your Next Stamp - brown, orange, yellow


  1. Oh My Gosh that spider web would freak me out, I have never seen anything remotely like that, yikes:O) Your card however is delightful and I love the bright background colours! The owl is great with his nicely paper pieced wings! Love your card Marsha!

  2. I am absolutely scared senseless of Spiders!!! I don't like them or there webs. I live in the mountains of Utah and we have owls that sit outside our window at night a do there WOO thing.
    Anyway your card is darling and I am glad you could use up your scraps.
    Thanks so much for the cute story and for joining in this week at TTSTV.

  3. WOW another great card. Cute image. Thanks for trying the Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV technique and joining the fun. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  4. That is such a cute owl! I really like the texture given by the embossing folder and the distressed edges. The bow with the twine is a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining in the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge a second time this week! :)

  5. Such a cute Distressed card! Thanks so much for joining our Distressing challenge on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV!

  6. OM Gosh, love your story about the owls!!!!! And I am so glad you have enjoyed this challenge and some goodies were on your desk as I can see, it is gorgious!!!
    I love the owl!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  7. Love this owl in all the rich fall colors - he is a cutie!!

  8. Awesome card and loved reading about your owls, we too live in the "country" or in the "woods" and I hear them hoot at night have never seen them. The web is unbelievable, and to capture it in a picture, wow.

  9. Whooo thinks your Owl card is wonderful. I do. I host a challenge at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which this wk the challenge is Birds. I see your entered the Tutorial challenge. Please come enter Simple Salutations Ch#14 Tweet Bird.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

  10. Adorable card! Love how you added the dry embossing on a strip.
    Thanks so much for playing!
    Hugs and smiles

  11. great card! thanks for playing along with us at The Cuttlebug Spot.

    and yes...that is one spooky web!

  12. I wish I lived in the country and saw owls, how cool! But the spider web is definitely creepy. :) And I LOVE your card! Love the owl! Great job! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge! :)

  13. Adorable card! Love how warm it feels. Yes, Funny about the things that spook us... and if they would spook us if we didn't know about halloween. But I would love to see owls sitting in a tree!

  14. This is adorable, Marsha!! LOVE the embossing! Thank for playing along!

  15. Your card is spook-a-licious Marsha (in a good spooky way)! Glad you shared with us again at Great Impressions Stamps!

  16. This is a great fall inspiration you are sharing with us at Great Impressions. I love the colors you used. Owls are such fun creatures.