Friday, November 2, 2012

Living in Nature


I was so happy to get to case a card from the new Queen from the Day #137, none other than the very talented Audrey aka AudreyAnn. Her gallery is so fabulous and I could case a zillion of her cards. When I saw this card, I fell in love with it. I really need that beautiful eagle she used.

You really should go over to her gallery and take a look. You cannot be disappointed.

She used dp for her bg and I used an embossing folder which I inked (using white cardstock) with Memento Rich Cocoa and TPC Graphite. I like how it turned out.

I did my leaves as she did. I die cut them and cut them again. I glued them together so they would be sturdy. The leaves are sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe, Pear Tart, Tangelo, Potter's Clay and Versa Magic Aloe Vera. Whew! Quite a lot. I really didn't sponge but just swiped my pads over them.  That made it very easy and I like it.

The die cut the owl is placed on is Spellbinders deckled rectangle. My embossing folders are Tim Holtz Alteration Fades woodgrain (Sizzix) and the other that is behind the owl is Cuttlebug herringbone.

I used an owl punch from Stampin'Up! The leaves are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage die cut and a Memory Box woodland branch die for the owl to stand on. The clip is by The Paper Studio.

My sentiment is by Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/North American Woods.

Cardstock is Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream, and PTI white, black, green, and white scraps.



O.K., that's it! Aren't you glad? :-)

20 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly, Roemenie

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love the background Benzi...such a lovely backdrop for your owl

Hussena said...

Oh This is such a stunning card...love the way you have colored those leaves such rich vibrant colors and the owl looks simply fabulous!!..i love everything about this card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I am so excited for our Audzi! Unfortunately, I can't see the card you case'd, 'cause I'm not a fan club member at SCS (shh, don't tell). However, I think you did a great job making this card feel very authentic. The 'bark' and 'leaves' look so real!

Carol L said...

Oh my, you've outdone yourself with this great card! I just LOVE the woody background that looks like old, peeled paint, and those leaves are gorgeous! And then there's that cute little owl :) Fabulous - love this!

Sonia said...

Fabulous card my dearest friend:) I like the wood background and the leaves and that's colouring:)
Sweet and cute owl:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Marisa said...

THis is fabulous, Benzi!! L ove the way you treated the "wood" and the variagated leaves are wonderfully done - not to mention that cute owl. Great tributed to Audzi :)

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the multi-colored leaves and all the diecuts! Great design and dimension!

Ellen said...

Love that wood grain background and your leaves are stunningly vibrant!!! Benz! I'll keep Dr. Pepper in the fridge if you come for a visit!!
Hugs!

Bonnie said...

This is awesome! The background really looks like a tree, the leaves are beautiful and the owl isn't scary at all! Audrey will be thrilled!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable, love this great fall scene and the cute owl!

zub momi said...

This is stunning! Love the background,the colors of the leaves and the cute owl on your card :)

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
eine wunderschöne Karte. Der Hintergrund ist toll geprägt und coloriert.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

NanaConnie said...

Love that wood grain and the leaves, Benzi. What incredible coloring on them! I think your owl is precious, even if he isn't an eagle. :-D

~Tammy~ said...

I live the fall feel to this with the wood grain background and the leaves and colors. Really neat! That owl is too cute!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh such a fabulous autumnal card, love the effect of your sponged leaves. I have some of those swirly clips somewhere (I've been having a bit of a tidy up while Mr Mojo is away) but don't recall seeing them, dear knows where they are LOL

Julie Hoffman said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! I love the wooded background and that adorable owl! Super card!

nwilliams6 said...

This is wonderful. I love owls and that woodgrain bg is perfect - it looks soooo real (I had to look really close at it to make sure it wasn't). What a great technique.

Wonderful case of our sweet Audzi!

Hugz!

Emily Keaton said...

Love this fun nature card, Benzi!! Those diecut leaves and awesome woodgrain make this really special. :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

fun card with such great texture and dimensionality....really catches the eye with the color and design