Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creative Belli #113 The letter "C"

 Challenge #113 at the Creative Belli Challenge is the letter "C".

 I am always inspired by bloggers (Glitterbees) Karli and Carrie great ideas with their Cricut projects.  So, I dragged mine out and plugged it in recently. I added the Make the Cut software and found a Greek Alphabet SVG by Lora HERE.  I also found this awesome 2 layer SVG of an owl by Penny HERE.  Just in case you are wondering- an SVG file is an image that an Electronic cutting machine cuts out- what an intricate design- but this would make the perfect card for my daughter- she is a Chi Omega at College and the Chi O mascot is the owl.  It is finals week for her, so I am going to get this in the mail lickity split so she gets it before Spring Break!
  I used the Mono Dies technique by Technique junkies  for the background- it is embossed using a SU folder and highlighted with Real Red ink.  Here is a closer look.

 I added a crocheted flower  and a couple of charms hanging off of a bakers twine bow to finish my card.  The two layers of the Cricut owl are on a Technique Junkies background- here is a close-up of the shimmer. The top layer of the owl is Choc Chip cardstock and the bottom Creamy Carmel.

 I bough the Cricut 3 1/2 years ago to make a Sorority scrapbook for a Chi O auction- I used it again 2 1/2 years ago for another scrapbook- it has been in its box ever since.  I will use it more now that I can cut out SVG files- love this! The charms were purchased for the scrapbook..... I just love making room for new 'stuff'!  hahahaha

I am entering the challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot to use twine.

For some great "C" inspiration, check out the rest of the Belli designers

Chris Dickinson

Ceal Pritchett

Holly Brown

Anne Harmon

Robin Kirkpatrick

Jessica Stockmeyer

Joan Ervin

Maria Matter

Darsie Bruno

Joy Hadden

Robin Parker

Chris Olsen

Mary Marsh

Karen Wallace

 You have two weeks to join us- link your card to the Belli Challenge. If you upload a card to any galleries online to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC113 in the keywords section. We'd love to have you play along!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow a wonderful card Robin, I love your owl and crochet flower

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a wonderful card Robin!! Love the looks textured. The crocheted flower is a perfect touch.

Joanne Travis said...

Love this owl! The crochet flower with the twine is such a lovely embellishment!

Amanda said...

Beautiful. Love the owl.

Robin Parker said...

My mother-in-law was a huge fan of owls. Love the flower and charms.

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling card, The bakers twine and flower really set it off perfectly, hope your daughters finals go well!
hugs Lynn

jimlynn said...

SOOO cute! Love this one.

Terry said...

That is one wonderful owl! Love the colors in this fabulous card! Have a great day!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome looking owl, Shelly...he will be just perfect for your DD and I love the crochet flower and charms!!!

Juliet A said...

Well this is amazing! You really are justifying the cost of your cricut! I can't even imagine peeling all those greek letters off the mat to glue them on the background. You are very dedicated.

I thought you might like to know - I was just about to post a card yesterday when you read your email about needing a "C" card, and I held back the card I just scanned a day just so I could put it in the challenge. Funny how things work out, eh?

Boni said...

This is very cool!! I need to play with my Cricut more too!

joy said...

Your crochet flower go so well with the texture and cut out of you owl! Great job!

maryr917 said...

this is a great card robin-love the owl-lots of detail-the bg and charms are a perfect touch for this sorority card-your daughter will ove it

jdmommy said...

This is just such a cute owl with the flower and charms as the "C" embellies! Great job...especially with the RED!!!

Priyanka said...

This texture looking grt, so owl is adorable and very creative work dear.