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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hi Friends! Have you had a good weekend? My DD came away from her birthday party yesterday with a big grin, and she's spent the day today putting together her new Friends Lego House (finally, Lego came out with decent girl sets!). So, our weekend was great!

I hope you don't get tired of seeing new baby wall hangings. I've got another one to share with you today, and I still have four more to make. This one is adorable, and a little unusual, so I think you'll enjoy it.

I talked to one of my nephews at the birthday party, and he said he and his wife don't really care for pink and frills for their new daughter's room, so they are going with a forest friends theme, and are using reds, blues, and whites as the main colors. I had just bought a digital paper pack from Print Candee called Forest Friends, and it is almost exactly what my nephew described. Also, I just got a baby shower invitation from them, and it has the cutest little group of owls across the top, so the owl from Paper Smooches' Chubby Chums set was an obvious choice.

I used the Viva la Verve July 2012 Week 2 sketch for this creation, but I made mine square and used a twig for the narrow strip in the center.

And, the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD199 fit right in with the nursery color theme!

I colored the owl with Copics, used Glossy Accents for the eyes, and put Stickles on the beak. Then, I went outside and found a little twig to stand him on. I tied the twig with twine, but also used some Glossy Accents to hold it in place.

I didn't want to add any rhinestones or pearls, since it's a nature theme, so to give it a little more girly feel, I added some white cotton lace and some dangling, gold sparkly trim.

As I did for the last baby wall hanging, I decorated the back so I could use this as my shower gift card, too. The sentiment was created in Word, printed on a transparency, and rubbed onto the cs. Oh, and I got the sentiment from the book, Words to the Rescue 2.

This was so much fun to make! Now I need to find out what my other nieces and nephews will be doing in their nurseries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve July 2012 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Color Throwdown CTD199
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful BBB24: The Beauty of Winged Things
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #147
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #110: BINGO (Lace-Flowers-Diecut)
Catch the Bug Challenge-July: Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away #49: Doilies and Lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #23: Photo Inspiration

Stamps: Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches); Hello Baby (Flourishes); Burlap background (Stamp Camp); Welcome Baby (Recollections)
Paper: Forest Friends, Hexagon Colorful digital papers (Print Candee); corrugated cardboard; chipboard
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento; Copic markers
Dies: Floral Ovals, Romantic Rectangles, Labels Twenty-Five (Spellbinders); French Pastry Doily (Cherry Lynn Designs)
Accessories: Designer Pine punch (McGill); embossing powder (Zing); lace; gingham ribbon; flower; eyelets; twine; sewing thread; twig; Glossy Accents; Stickles; foam dots
Size: 6.25" x 6.25" (not including lace trim)
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Lovely Linda said...

Awww Cheryl - this is so cute - I love all of your details - and the'plan' you have used - perfect for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh man, Cheryl, this is awesome! I absolutely LOVE how it plays off their not-so-girly theme while still being fun & feminine. Love the shiny eyes & sparkly beak, and the twig, twine, and corrugated base are just so FUN with the lace!
So, did you guys get to sleep next to the whale sharks???

Anne-Elise said...

What a cute wall hanging, Cheryl! Love this cute owl with the beautiful flower!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, love the twig, such a great texture addition! cute expression on the owl, pretty lace and flower

Wanda Cullen said...

Cheryl, your wall hanging is just too cute and will be such a special gift! Sounds like you're having a baby boom in your family. :-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Shelby said...

Glad your daughter had a great time at her birthday party. Love this wall hanging and the color palette you've chosen is beautiful.


Kathy Jones said...

Awwww....how CUTE is this!!!! What a fabulous idea and I bet they loved it!!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Caz said...

This is gorgeous...Thank you for joining us at Craft your Days away.. And good luck..

Caz xx CYDA DT

Beate said...

Adorable wall hangings!
Hugs and smiles

Anke said...

Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck

Diane Noble said...

What an adorable project. So sweet. Thanks for joining Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week for our challenge. I love your interpretation for it. We are delighted to have your project there to inspire us all. Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

Paul said...

Love the owl. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Anonymous said...

Very cute and fun project! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

cebelica said...

This is great. So fun! :D Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx