Friday, September 7, 2012
Dilly Beans Owl Challenge with Cricut Artiste
WooHoo! Our challenge this week at the Dilly Beans Designers and Challenge Blog is OWLS! Whoooo doesn't LOVE owls, eh? And Megan has so many cute ones at the SHOP (along with a fab new Halloween release that you don't want to miss). I decided I wanted to do something different than a card, so I pulled out my Cricut and CTMH Artiste cartridge and cut the owl treat box on page 77. I thought this would be perfect with #304 Heart Owl (scroll down the page to find him and his friends). The tree branch they're sitting on is Dilly Beans #302 Tree Branch #1 (further down the page).
I printed the little guy 3 times and fussy cut his feet heart and body to add some dimension. There's glossy accents on his eyes along with some adhesive beads to make them POP. The digis were all colored with Copics and after fussy cutting the branch I colored the back side too since it showed from behind. I love combining Cricut with digis. It gives the project a whole different feel.
The box itself only has the scalloped eyes to specifically go with that cut. However, on page 76 in Artiste, there's another owl with all sorts of layering features so I sized them in DS to give him a little more personality. His wings and tummy feathers were embossed with my Cuttlebug and the sentiment was computer generated. Yeah, I know, 3 of my last 4 Cricut projects were from Artiste, but I'm lovin' this cart. I'd say it'a a "must have" and if you don't, please hop over to my dear friend Susan's CTMH website and have a look around.
My Dilly Beans teamies have some fab owl projects so be sure to check them out HERE and come and join us. All kinds of projects are welcome, but please do use a stamp of some kind. It doesn't even have to be Dilly Beans (although we LOVE seeing them), and you just might win some. WooHoo!
I'm also entering this in My Mum's Craft Shop Anything Goes Challenge, Papertake Weekly Anything Goes (with the option of not being square), Charizma Cardz Seeing Double and Make it Monday with the Kraft Outlet Shape it Up Challenge (his wings are inked kraft).