Friday, January 11, 2013

realia: noun plural

 
objects or activities used to relate classroom teaching to the real life especially of peoples studied
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Perfect Sentiments - Winter Wonderland
Fab 'n' Funky - Winter
Divas by design - Anything Goes
and my newest find:
Paper Smooches GDT challenge ( free digi image )
 
He's so cute, I know I'd give him some luvin' ;)
 
For the background to the hole in the bird house I first laid strips of masking tape down, and covered it with Black Soot..let dry...then Vintage Photo..let dry...then used the gold metallic Gelato which I rubbed and smoothed out the previous 2 stains which had just laid in a bubbly effect on top of the masking tape. Then I added a layer of Rock Candy crackle to give it an old wood look to it.
 
I tried to add some texture to the owl's body by using my pens in 2 different ways. The ruffled feathers across hi chest were created with wavy lines, and the head and ears were dabs from the pen. His wings, and ears were lifted up by placing the Liquid Scrapdots under them.
The banner is placed on a twig from the backyard, held in place with Tacky Glue. His "extra" wing was colored and cut out and laid on top of the twig using Liquid Scrapdots for extra strength. I printed out the sentiment and used Liquid Scrapdots to lift the end of the sentiment banner.
 
 
 
 
Martha Stewart drip punch ( trimmed drips to sharp edges to emulate icicles )
Faber Castell PITT pens, gold metallic Gelato
Ranger Distress marker, Frosted Lace stickles, Rock Candy Crackle paint, Distress Stains- Back Soot and Vintage Photo
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
Aleene's tacky glue
wood paper - ( very old, last scrap in the box...sorry to see it go! )
Really Reasonable Ribbon - lace ribbon
snowflake brad, rhinestone, masking tape - misc.
Fiskars - snowflake embossing plate
Big Shot

19 comments:

NanaConnie said...

So totally cuuuute, Sandee! I'd give him a cuddle for sure. :-D I'm so glad you chose to enter our "Winter Wonderland" challenge at Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Pat N. said...

Oh my, too cute. Love Mr. Owl! Great job, Sandee.

Lesley said...

Super cute with all the details and the use of the owl!

Francesca said...

Such a sweet image. Great the way you did the tree hole. Love francesca

Redanne said...

He really is just the cutest little owl and I really looove the way you did the wood for the background! Hugs, Anne x

Gabi MeWi said...

Sandee,that's so cute.

Maureen Hayes said...

He's so cute I would love to cuddle him! Can I ask for your help with Digi's? I don't know how to work with them, print or size them, etc. . . Shoot me an email when you have a moment if you can.

Pia S said...

I love owls, and I love the look of this one. Also I think you've been so creative adding snow to the wood grain embossed background. This is such a fun and clever design - well done!

Kristin said...

Ok, completely genius! I love the technique you used for the hole, very smart. Good luck! Thanks for visiting my blog...

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is sooo cute!!! love the owl

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so adorable! I love this little owl!

Craftychris said...

He is soooooo cute! Your techniques for this are fabulous! xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a cute and fun card! Great design!! :)

Terrie Purkey said...

what a cutie patootie - your cards are always so original...your family and friends must just love getting a card from you!

Ciska said...

Awwww, someone better give that owl a hug! Great sentiment and lovely wintery card. Thanks for playing with us @ Fab 'n Funky this week :)

Rebekah said...

Superb work thanks for entering our DT call at Divas and good luck hugs Rebekah xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card and really cute. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time.
Hugs
Jayne

Katie said...

He is too cute!!!

Judith said...

Aw this is so cute and very creative - love that you used a twig from your back yard! thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges with this week hugs Judith x