Sunday, August 26, 2012

I am "hooting" along to Make it Monday on Sunday night....

9-3-2012: Edited to add: Post Script at end...

Hello Everyone,
It is Sunday night and I am finally uploading a project using fabric for this week's "Make it Monday #79 - Fabric Die Cuts" post over at Nichole Heady's blog: HERE.

I also drew inspiration from two other sources for my project.  The first source is a post titled "guess whooo loves you" at Lilybean Paperie - Melissa Phillips beautiful blog.  She made two beautiful owls using the onsie die and I really have been wanting to try it since I saw it. (She has a great tutorial on her blog showing how she made them!)  And tonight was my night. She also made the video for this week's Make it Monday and I think the fabric die cuts were the perfect partnership for this project!

The other inspiration that I used was the CR84FN61 challenge: HERE.  Here is the inspiration photo for this week:
This will be my first time participating in the CR84FN challenge.  I love this challenge and its incredible team and participants!.  But it is only recently that I have begun to have personal time to participate in challenges more frequently.  I am finding that I really enjoy both sketches and inspiration photos/videos to spark my creative spirit. So thanks Nichole and Mona and everyone else who helps to make all the different challenges available to all of us!

And thanks Melissa for the wonderful OWL's you created!  I followed your gorgeous samples very closely!  They are both so adorable!!! I loved the negative die cut tag you made too and I took my alphabet die apart so I could do it too!

Here is my owl made with linen fabric, burlap, felt and embellishments:



I used a flower die from MFT to make "feather" borders out of felt on my wings.  I used a linen fabric for the owl's body.  And burlap for the "belly".  The talons are felt leaf die cuts.  And the little crown is from Maya Road and was sent to me by Sarah Martina in a "blog candy" gift a long while back.  So happy I got to put it to use!  Thanks Sarah! She is amazing too!!! Love her blog of inspiration and visit often!

Here is a close up of the eyes made from Prima and Papertrey Ink buttons.  And the flower is a hodge podge of scraps from my flower "leftovers" jar. 

That is it for me for tonight.  Off to bed...thanks for taking a look at my little owl! 
Hoot Hoot!!
:) Jill

Post Script:  I am so blessed that my little owl was one of the projects chosen for the "top 3" over at the CR84FN challenge blog among all of the incredible links!  Thanks to everyone at CR84FN - I love your challenges and all of the inspiration they provide!  If you are interested you can see the post and the other incredible winners for challenge #61: HERE



24 comments:

  1. I love your little owl Jill, he is adorable! I love the texture and all the little elements, especially his wooden flower eys and sparkly crown! Amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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  2. WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous owl, love that you used this color combination on it and the little sparkly crown is so cute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I'm so glad I came to your blog.

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  3. Your owl is so full of gorgeous texture! So many beautiful details. I'm noticing that he goes great with your blog design too! Glad to hear you're getting some good crafting time in.

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  4. What fun you must have had creating this! Fabulous details & texture!

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  5. Holy smokes!!! Jill, this is incredible! From the texture to the creative ways you made the different body parts...the talons are awoseme!!! A beautiful heirloom!

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  6. Jill, such a DARLING owl! LOVE all of the FAB textures and details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  7. WOW, Jill! This is over-the-top adorable! LOVE all the textures and embellies on your sweet owl! Yum!

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  8. First of all, what a fantastic job you've done creating this super-detailed owl! All the textures and layers are so fun to look at. You must have had a really satisfying time working on him. Secondly, I was cruising around the web and saw you won the August blog hop at Cloud 9! Whoo-hooo!!! Way to go! Love your fish card, so clever. So happy for you, Jill : )

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  9. What an amazing project. Love it!

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  10. Wow, Wow!!! This is amazing. I adore all things owl and your little guy is super. So many fabulous touches, but my favourite is the sparkly crown! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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  11. How adorable is this little guy!! Love your colors and the sweet details and textures you've incorporated!

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  12. What a fabulous project Jill! LOVE your owl ~ such a hoot ;) I can't get over all the texture and that crown is the icing on the cake! You hit this color challenge out of the ballpark! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  13. Awesome looking owl. Love the fabulous colors and textures. NEAT!

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  14. This guy is super cute Jill! He's perfect in the color challenge combo and I adore your project. :D TFS!

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  15. WOW! This is fabulous Jill - I love it :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  16. Oh my Goodness this is Awesome! Wow! Love yrou Sweet Artsy Owl! Such fabulous textures and LOVE his Sweet button eyes! Too CUTE!! 8-) So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

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  17. Oh SO keeey-ooot! Love his little sparkly crown! The flower eyes are a hooot (couldn't resist)! The burlap belly is perfect with this rustic charmer ;)!

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  18. Oh how stinkin' cute! This is such a fun project. I love the burlap and wood flower eyes. Thanks for joining along at CR84FN. :)

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  19. Wow! This owl is amazing ,with all those details. Love the eyes and all the work that you put into this . MIM on Sunday ,why not! :) Don't you love it when you find time make something. I have to say I love her wings and pretty flower. Hope school goes well.

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  20. Hey, congrats! I saw this made top three at CR84FN!

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  21. Congrats for the terrific top three! Your owl is fabulous!

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  22. HOOT! HOOT! To YOU! Terrific Top Three and so well deserved, Jill!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS, Jill! Your owl certainly is a 'winner'! I am in awe of all the details (and patience) you put into this project! Great job :)

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: ) Jill