Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy H[OWL]iDAY #11 with Suz

Hi all! So happy that the holiday merry-making is in full force not only in our household but all around the world. I hope each of you have been finding time to document some of this merry-making, tree-trimming, and other holiday festivities amidst all of the hustle and bustle that the season brings.

I, myself, have been a busy lil ole elf, and have managed to produce a creative chaos craft storm in my scrap studio!! Lots of projects in the works, most of them for my guest designing at October Afternoon, but some of them just for the family and friends. Trying to squeeze in a little bit of Project Life too.

Today, I am sharing with you a holiday home decor project made with lots of October Afternoon goodies and my Silhouette.

It's a mixed media canvas owl. If I haven't mentioned it before, I am a collector/fan of owls. They are just so dang cute...and wise! ;)

This little guy is a mix of wisdom, merry, and don't mess with me-with his arched "eyebrows" made from a Silhouette leaf pattern design that I altered. I used my favorite textured woodgrain cardstock for the base of his body and patterned papers from the Make It Merry line and one pp from the Holidat Style line. I used the OA snowflake rub ons for his eyes/pupils and for his tail feathers I resized and grouped together a chevron pattern that I created in my Silhouette.

Super fun to put together and start-to-finish it only took about 2 hours. (The hand embroidery added a bit of time). 

I machine stitched in white around his face.

I think he will be perched in my scrap space or in our basement living room as we have various shades of green and red walls as a backdrop for for him. Appropriate camouflage, yes?

Happy hOWLidays y'all!

to view Suz's blog click here: http://www.livealifeextraordinary.blogspot.com  
&& make sure to look out for her gorgeous designs
on the October Afternoon blog all month long ;]

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