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Friday, July 24, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #50 - an inspiration challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by one of my daughter's outfits, and encourage you to do the same. This week I cheated a little - I felt like making an owl card, so I picked Courtney's shirt with owls on it for inspiration! I really love the color combo - it's a good match to the new Stampin' Up In Colors Rich Razzleberry & Soft Suede, paired with Bashful Blue. I wanted to make an owl card because this past week's Cinema Saturday challenge was Harry Potter, and I thought I'd make a Hedwig card. Yes, I do realize Hedwig is supposed to be white. The rule of the challenge was to add an "unexpected element" - nobody expected a brown Hedwig now did they? Ok, maybe that's not exactly what they meant with that rule, oh well. I'm too late anyway, the card was due hours ago. I usually try not to combine my From Courtney's Closet challenge with any other challenges, but I so miss playing along with Cinema Saturday, I had to give it a try. The owl I used for my card is from FireCracker Designs by Pamela's "Yoo HOOO!" set, and this sentiment from "She Dreams" seemed perfect for Harry Potter. The fabric of Courtney's shirt has a bit of a square texture to it, so I used a Cuttlebug folder to add texture to the background of the card. One difficult
thing to see in the photo is that both the owl and the sentiment are covered in a bunch of Stardust gel pen. I'm going to throw in a second photo of Courtney - she was doing "Upside Down Courtney" and it gives a perfect view of her shirt's design. Well, almost perfect - it's upside down! :-) So there you have it. Want to play along this week? C'mon, owl stamps are all the rage these days, I know you have some! If you do play, please be sure to stop back here and leave your link so I can come and find you. Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Yoo HOOO! and She Dreams from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Rich Razzleberry and DP from SU, Georgia-Pacific white
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic & SU markers for coloring, Sakura Stardust gel pen, black Glaze pen on the eyes, Chocolate Chip for sponging
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug & embossing folder, Basic Grey designer rhinestone flourish, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, brads, sponge


  1. Love this card, Libby! Love the colors together and the owl, great job with the challenge!

  2. Oh you are very creative lady!! This is adorable and I LOVE your Hedwig owl!! This is perfect!! P.S..I get to go see the movie this weekend!! YEAH!! :)

  3. Wow, I am #1 entry!! yay!
    Very cute outfit and I was SO happy to see it up today!
    Here's my card


  4. Libby, this is a fun card! Love the bling and what a great image! I *cheated* a little on my entry- sheepish smile- but I was able to play this way and I love to play.

  5. This is beautiful Libby! I love the textured background, the colors and that owl! Fantastic take on the challenge! :)

  6. Well, I finally got back into this challenge, at least for this one, I laughed at Courtney's antics of her upside down posing..too's my card okay how do you all get the link to appear as a link?

  7. Courtney's beautiful smile and upside down view got me smiling first thing this morning. Would you tell her "thanks" for me, please? This is a great card! I love the owl image and the bling. Someday I'll be caught up enough to play again (in my dreams).

  8. Another wonderful challenge! Courtney's is so cute. I love your card. Here is mine.

  9. Love the shirt Courtney is wearing! So "trendy" with the owls! :-)

    Courtney's Card

  10. Woo Hoo!!!! I played, I actually made time to play.


  11. Great card and Courtney's super cute as always! I'm happy to be back.

  12. Gosh LIBS, Courtney is getting sooo big!!!

  13. Cute stuff for this is almost midnight and I have run out of no FCCC for me this week and prob next week as I will be gone on vacation...this is terrible...hate to go on vacation cuz I miss out of my FCCC fix! LOL
    All the creations this week were lots of fun!


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