The Card Concept returns with Challenge #119!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so happy to announce that The Card Concept has returned for another creative season! We are kicking things off with Challenge #119, Beautiful Butterflies! It’s so easy to play along with The Card Concept. Every two weeks, we show you a fabulous inspiration photo, and invite you to create a card that shows off one of amazing card styles! Pick one style, or mix and match, then share your creations over on The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

What’s more inspiring than these beautiful butterflies? They look like they have been painted with watercolors! I really love the fresh greens and cheerful pinks, and brought them into my mixed media design. I wanted a CAS look with the details of the different media.

I created the background with watercolor paints, then added a few sequins. The fun part, of course, is the butterflies themselves, which I created out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. The blended colors of the alcohol inks are perfect for butterfly wings, and the look is so much prettier in “real life” than in these photos. How about giving alcohol inks a try?

Take a look at all of the wonderful inspiration over on The Card Concept today, and meet the 2019/2020 Design team!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Where Have I Been?

Hello Crafty Friends!

I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything here on Crimson Owl Creations. But have no worries, mates,  now I’m back! I started a brand new position with the Boys and Girls Club of America, and it has been one crazy summer! I have been busy making beautiful cards for Poppystamps, so today, I am going to show you a few that I posted this summer! Take a look!

I have also made a few just for me and some friends!

I am SO excited to be back to blogging once again! Look for brand new Crimson Owl Creations coming your way soon!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

Animal Kingdom with Poppystamps!

Hello Friends!

Today i am over on the Poppystamps blog as we celebrate our awesome July challenge, Animal Kingdom! You can see my Animal Kingdom creation, find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Animal Kingdom creation for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Poppystamps! Check out the details right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2019/07/psc58-animal-kingdom.html

I’m going to hop on over and take a look right now!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Cacti Clusters with The Card Concept #118

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so happy you could drop by today to take a look at our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Cacti Clusters! I just LOVE this week’s inspiration photo, which looks a little bit like the nice succulent arrangement I have on my lanai! I was really inspired by that juicy agave with the purple tint. You can link up your amazing Cacti Clusters card over on The Card Concept Blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create! You can select one of our six styles we use at The Card Concept Blog, or combine styles for something new and amazing! Stop by our blog to see even more great ideas and inspiration from our Design Team!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Pink Retro with The Card Concept #116

Hello Crafty Friends!

We are so happy you could join us today for another great challenge from The Card Concept! This week, the theme is Pink Retro, and I thought way outside the box! Welcome to old Florida, where old pickup trucks are the new trend, and those iconic pink flamingos are now in a lot more shades than just pink! I was really inspired by the idea of the whole theme, and that beautiful contrast of pink and black. I had to throw in a little nod to the celebration of music too. You can find my design, along with some really amazing projects from our design team over on The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

My card is Clean and Layered, or maybe even Clean and Graphic, but we want to see your take on Pink Retro. You can enter your project over on The Card Concept Blog!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Art Deco Peacock with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this gorgeous framed peacock project made with shiny foil paper. Check out the details over on the Poppystamps Blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com

While you’re there, take a look at our newest challenge too,  Wishi Washi!

I’ll see you over on the Poppystamps Blog!

Thanks for joining us today!

 

Mosaic Madness with The card Concept #115

Hello Crafty Friends!

We are so glad you could join us today for our next challenge with The Card Concept, Mosaic Madness!  This week, our inspiration photo features rows of beautiful details in bright pops of teal, orange, and yellow. I was inspired by those shapes and colors in my super Clean and Simple Layered card. You can find more great design ideas and link up your own Mosaic Madness design over at The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I love how this photo reminds me of the beautiful Moorish designs of the Alhambra in Spain, and I wanted to capture some of those pretty details in my card. But after it was finished, the round shape in the center actually reminded me of the miraculous Rose Window, which survived the great fire in Notre Dame Cathedral last month. Either way, remembering two of the world’s greatest architectural achievements has always brought amazing inspiration to me, and I hope it will inspire you too.

Now it’s your turn! We would love to see what you will create, and how you will be inspired by our Mosaic Madness challenge this week!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!