This card was spurred into motion by a variety of inspirations. I wanted to make one for my sister, who is leaving for college tomorrow. I'm hoping the mail system can get this to her within a few days. She will be in a much much larger city than she is used to, and grew up a country gal. I'm sure encouragement will be needed in her new venture. As far as the card itself, the sketch is from Papertake Weekly Challenge (see sketch below) the adorable grumpy owl is provided by Making Our Mark. I also tried a few things that are new, the biggest paper (with the owls) was made by using the digi stamp multiple times and I also used a wicker chair to create some texture. Crafty Creations wanted us to use an owl this week, so I did! And what a cutie he is, despite his grumpy nature :) --sorry about the underlining, it won't undo for anything.
Pixie Dust wanted swirly swirls. It is had to see that both the creme and brown papers have elements of swirls in them. I also added a couple of glitter swirls on the owl paper and outlined the dots on the creme.
Pink Piggy says anything goes this week, so I'm submitting this card for it!
Stamp Something wanted a Celebration Card. This card is celebrating a new and what will be a somewhat stressful time for my sister.
One Stop Craft Challenge calls for Congrats. This is a congrats card as well, as she is moving on with her life -but if they don't read my spiel above, they won't understand why I posted this card as such :)