Friday, July 22, 2022

Something Wicked This Way Comes

It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation.

Today's festivities are inspired by International Owl Awareness Day which takes place on August 4th. International Owl Awareness Day raises awareness about our beloved nocturnal raptors. Owls have long captivated us with their mystery and perceived wisdom, but their representation in pop culture media, folklore and material possessions does not always do these magical creatures justice. Read more HERE.

The challenge runs from July 22nd - August 1st.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the theme. For my owl-themed card, I created a scene using: Halloween Magic by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Stamps and Birch Trees Cover Plate by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies. Papers: SU Basic Gray, Gina K Ebony Black, Memory Box Delicate Pastel 6x6 Glitter Pad, Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock, SU Cast A Spell DSP (Retired). Other supplies: Copic Markers, SU 1 3/4" Circle Punch, A Colorful Life Design Circle Edger Stencil, Ink on 3 Fleurette's ~ Atelier Ink - Shark Tooth White, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Windsor & Newton Designers Gouache, SSS Sentiment Strips Halloween, Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush. 

I used owl, feathers, book, texture, woodland and brown from the Inspo List.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.


Melva Peters said...

Love your card Stefanie!

Darlene said...

Oh Stef this is just AWESOME! What a clever creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, if we have 50+ entries, (you can enter THREE times), we will give a PRIZE.


I Card Everyone said...

Stephanie this is such a fabulous card - your spooky sky is incredible, and I can totally envision that feathered friend of yours perched in that tree swooping down to cook up his next spell - he's definitely a Barred owl who calls out "who cooks for youuuuu!"

Lisa Elton said...

I love the sky you perched this feathered fella in front of! This is just spooky enough!

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our THIS IS HALLOWEEN challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Beth McCullough said...

Darling card, Stephanie and such a cool background! :)

Mary M said...

This card is so cute, I love it! Thanks for joining the July Two Old Bats Halloween challenge.

Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card, Stephanie! It's sweet, yet spooky. I love the sentiment and the book of spells. Such a fun scene!

Jaydee said...

Stephanie, I just bought this stamp set, and you have provided some gorgeous inspiration for how I should use it. That silhouette tree looks fabulous and is the perfect backdrop.
Sending hugs, my friend