Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Vintage" Jasmine Baby Card

Sorry I am a bit late this morning... I'll let you know why at the end -

This is InStyle Stamps Jasmine isn't she gorgeous, and I just love the baby...I colored her with my Copic Markers, and the high lighted with white gel pen.

I wanted this card to have a vintage baby feel... mainly because I just got some of the unbelievably gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, if you haven't seen these papers... google them - oh my some of the collections are just gorgeous and could be framed! Not for sure if my card ended up having the vintage feel I was going for though -

For the card I used a white card stock, then layered the pattern paper, I cut the block pattern with my scallop scissors, then inked the edges of each of them with bark ink. I sewed down everything including the image, I found a scrap of dark peach colored card stock. The sentiment is stamped in a light blue then inked with the bark ink. I found a prima flower that is the same shade of blue, a mini button and LOVE that leaf! It is a pin.. from Maya Road, I just poked the pin into the back of the sentiment.

I am just lovin these Reto image from InStyle Stamps

Ok, here is why I am running late this morning. You see last night I took Libbie out right before bedtime. I stand right with her - as she is so little it worries me that something might "attack" her. With me standing 3 feet from her... we were "swooped" by a barn owl. Scared the... well you know what out of me! flying his wings spread 6 or 7 feet across it seemed. I screamed Hubby came running out and the owl was sitting in the tree just out side of Libbie's back yard watching us. They usually fly off and don't like you very close to them. Well I worried all night, didn't sleep much. This morning we went out to say bye to "Daddy" going to work and what was outside.... yep - he thinks he has found a great meal and he is hanging around. I took about 45 photos of him, and he isn't scared of me! This photo is real... no zooming!!! I walked right up to him, that really freaks me out. I don't like him, gorgeous or not he has to leave! We are going to get Libbie a "potty" area that has a fenced top to make her a bit safer, but this guy just creeps me out and I told Hubby make him go! Libbie is not a meal for him, and the fact that he isn't afraid of us, and almost is testing us just makes Hubby even more leery of him.

Ok... I am so late it isn't even funny now - MIL and I are running errands today and now Hubby just called and needs me to take something to work to him. AHHH So I'll have to check on everyone this afternoon - hope you all have a great day and your nerves are better than mine today!

HUGS and-


Annie said...

fabby card Michelle, what pretty papers you used! and what a handsome owl - I like them and have even had one fly to the glove on my hand at the local owl sanctury. If this one is so tame I wonder if it has been hand reared and escaped from somewhere? enjoy your day. hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

a gorgeous card hun, love how you have coloured it and your wonderful papers.
that huge owl is handsome but i wouldn't be happy at all either poor Libbie.
hope the owl leaves you alone soon. hugs rachxxx

Helene said...

Great card...wonderful image

stampinfrog said...

I Love this card! Perfect paper and image. Your coloring is fantastic! This is a beautiful owl!
Hugs, Connie

NanaBeth said...

Don't blame you a bit about the owl. I think they're beautiful but I've seen them carry off baby chicks and I sure didn't like it.

WickedPixie said...

Pretty card! I'm sorry about your problems with the owl. I hope he leaves you alone soon. Thanks for sharing the picture, though. He is beautiful, if unwelcome!

Suzanne said...

Oh this is beautiful and has a real 1950's feel to it, hope I have the right era!! I am not very keen on owls I find them a bit scarry but this one is very scarrry, keep that little sweetie safe from this scarry looking bird!! Sue :o)

All Pink girl said...

Wow beautiful card realy gorgeous ,hugs Dawnxxx

pinky said...

This is gorgous, the card that is, not that big scary owl!

Heidi said...

Hi Michelle,

That owl is HUGE and very scary!

Justine said...

The card and the photo of the creepy critter are both great. What an odd thing that it isn't afraid. I mean really he is wanting to fight you for your baby...... I hope I can get the vision of him just sitting there staring back at me through the screen goes out of my head soon.

Carole said...

What a gorgeous card...and I love the picture of the owl...just adore owls :-)
Carole x

Janna said...

Wow, Michelle this card is amazing! I love this sweet little image and the beautiful coloring you did! That paper though is so sweet and perfect! Fantastic for a baby card!! OMGoodness I am so sorry about the owl. You must have been scared half to death! I am really glad all ended well though!


kay said...

fab card and great owl pic,