Saturday, September 24, 2011

PP65: Happy Hoot-y Halloween!

Hi Everybody! This week at the Paper Players, we have a fun sketch to play with: three panels and a focal image. The sky's the limit. You can use any DSP, mix DSP, add in some layers, you pick.

So simple right? Not so much for me this week. I couldn't find inspiration in anything...especially all of my packs of DSP as I sat and went through them. I then thought about all of the owls you guys have been using over the past couple of weeks and I decided to go with a Halloween theme.

For this card, I started with my owl and worked backwards. Once he was built, I knew I wanted to perch him right on top of a medallion. I hadn't made one in some time and I was surprised how easily it went together. I remember times when I had to wrestle with the medallions to get them to stay put. Have any of those moments????

I saved the panels till last. It actually took some time to decide which colors/prints should go where. I think having the grid design on the base really ties everything together.

Are you lovin' this sketch? If so, hop on over to the Paper Players and see what the other girls have cooked up for you...or better yet, to upload your very own project. We'd love to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach

Ann Marie Hile


LeAnne Pugliese

Lesley Croghan

Tara Bilbao

Sandie Conner (September GD)

Rita Wright (Sassy Substitute this Week)
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Old Olive & Perfect Plum Cardstock; Love Letter & Cast-A-Spell DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink
Accessories: Owl Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Lots of Tags Die, Green Brads, Black Rik-Rak, Sponge, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and Large Glue Dots


Lesley Croghan said...

Good morning Julie! Love that your Owl is perched on the medallion, fun colours too and of course, quite spooky!

LeAnne said...

Well, he is as cute as can be....I need to make a spooky owl now!

Rita said...

What a cute card, Julie! I love unconventional colors for any kind of holiday cards and these are adorable for Halloween. I struggled with this one too, so you aren't alone in that. :)

jaydee said...

Julie, this is fabulous. I LOVE the own perched on the medallion and I love the grid paper you chose. I also love your unconventional halloween colors - so refreshing.

Aileen said...

Really funky Halloween card! Love the owl. x

Sandie Conner said...

Love the little owl, and your colors are great. So cute!

Anne Marie said...

Julie, I had to laugh at your "wrestling with medallions" comment. I remember thse days, too. I also made some the other day and was shocked at how fast and easy they went together. Hee hee! Fabulous card! Love the non-traditional Halloween colors you used for this little guy and all the fun dimension from the medallion. Too cute! :)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable Halloween card, Julie! Such a cute little owl! I love the colors you selected!

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, I just love this card. The dimension with the medallion and all the layers is just wonderful. I also love the ric-rac and brad treatment - Such a fun card!

Nance Leedy said...

Adorable card Julie--I love these colors for Halloween and the ric rack is fun detail that's kinda spooky! I like the size of the background piece your panels rest on--fun take on the sketch! Great job!

Jen W. said...

Love the colour combo and your cute owl. And the rick rack on the purple panels is a fabulous touch!