Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: An Owl Hello

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum.


I recently realized that my stash of never used dies is bigger than my stash of never used stamps, so I went digging through the pile for a square-shaped die to use on this sketch.  I did find squares, but I also found this charming owl that has been unused for way too long!

An Owl Hello

I was making this card Sunday evening and it was one of those rare times that my entire family was also hanging out.  I asked them what color an owl's nose was and they all looked down at their phones/tablets/computers and almost simultaneously said "black".  So I said that I really needed to add a bit of color to this guy and, bless their hearts, they looked up "orange beaked owls" and there is an owl with an orange beak!  There's nothing like participatory card-making with my husband and teenage boys!!

Besides the Memory Box owl being a never used die - I also just got the hello.  It's an older die from WPlus with three speech bubbles and the words "hi", "hey", "hello" in the bubbles.  I had never paid much attention to it until I saw the "hello" used recently on a charming card.  Isn't it funny how that works?  I have the same problem with the annual Stampin' Up catalog.  Each summer when I go through the new catalog, my wishlist is often more full of old product than with new product.  I think it's just because the set is displayed in a different way, or I love the sample card, or perhaps in the old catalog it was displayed on a page with another set that distracted me, but somehow a stamp set that has been around for a year suddenly appears on my wishlist.  (Or maybe I'm just never satisfied and want everything I see!!)


Have you heard the big news?  Mark your calendars - this is going to be big!



Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team on the FMS Blog and also spend some time browsing Jen's blog, Ladybug Designs.  Then play along - I'd love to see what you create.

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21 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Great die cuts! That owl needed to come out.......he's adorable! And I love participatory card making......as long as I get to make the final decision...lol!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I just love owls! He is just so cute and I love him combined with the fab paper you've used!

Julie A. said...

Adorable Kim! I LOVE it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such an adorable card and owl, Kim!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love this card Kim. The story about the beak is great. I could easily see the same scenario in my house of med and their electronics! Love the paper you've used. Very fun.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What an adorable little owl Kim! Love the colour combo! I really must try and get over this week . . . I have been so busy since coming home that I have neglected one of my most favourite and regular challenges! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel xx

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable take on this sketch, Kim!

Deepti said...

So adorable!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!!

Karren said...

This owl is so cute! And he looks perfect with an orange beak :)

Happy Dance said...

You know, I've never given much thought to what color owls' beaks are...but now I know there is at least one with an orange one. I'm going to make an effort to pay attention to smaller details from now on. This is one very cute card. Love that bit of striped paper too. You've really done well with this sketch; love this card. Bev

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!! I love that owl!

Jen Brum said...

Such a sweet card Kim and I love that orange beaked owl! So cute! I love owls! Love that sweet little sentiment as well! Glad your family was able to help you out on this one!!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Thank goodness for Google otherwise we'd never know that adding an orange beak to an owl is perfectly acceptable! What a fun little guy. The expression on his face makes him look so smart! And he looks terrific against that stripey paper!

Joan Ervin said...

You are sooo clever, Kim!!! I absolutely love your take on the sketch...the owl is adorable!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You can make the simplest sketch come alive, Kims! This "family make" is just fantastic!! (I do the same thing with the SU catalogs!) Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty Wright said...

Awe! This is super cute!

Hannelie said...

This is a awesome way to use the sketch Kim! I love the clean lines of the owl!

Cindy Lovell said...

This is so so cute,Kim!! I love the owl and of course the beautiful pattern!! Awesome!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Great card, Kim! I love the owl and especially love the "Hello" die cuts. Great design and colors, too.

cm said...

Oh my, Kim...your orange-beaked, family-'created' owl is a 'hoot' (sorry...) and simply perfect for making the sketch uniquely yours. Fabulous!
~c