Sunday, 8 March 2015

WCC19 -- Best Buds

Welcome to another Watercooler Challenge.  This time it's all about inspiration.  Yes, we need inspiration to create our projects, but this is a special type of inspiration.  It's an inspirational photo presented by one of our Watercooler Artists, Bev.  Here is the photo with which she challenged us:


I love the colours and I love the shapes.  In fact, whenever I have looked at the photo, the first thing I see is three sitting cats, probably because it appears there are ears.  On second glance, I see three beautifully robed maidens with their arms to the sky.  I didn't have a stamp or punch for either of those ideas.

I did, however, have an Owl Builder Punch which had just about the perfect shape, albeit a bit less streamlined.  The more I thought about using the punch, the happier I felt.  It's always a good thing to feel happy, going into a new project.

My owls are not your ordinary, rather drab coloured owls.  My owls have a strong fashion sense and are best buds.  Good thing I had the From the Garden bundle for an appropriate sign.  The colours I've used on top of the Naturals White base are Elegant Eggplant and Marina Mist.  I've added a layer of Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (SAB) sponged with Marina Mist (top) and Smoky Slate (bottom).  I love how the sponging brings out all those leaves and branches, don't you?  My owls are a combination of Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Old Olive; Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Coastal Cabana; and Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush and Marina Mist.  A bit of Whisper White and Basic Black for the eyes and they're done.


To see all the creations, check out the Watercooler Challenge.  You can also add your own card with the Linky and show us your inspiration.  Just think, if your card is picked as the winner, you'll get to post the Winner's Badge on your own blog.

Thanks for your support.  Leave a comment if you have a moment.

16 comments:

  1. Heidi, loved your thought process... cats...maidens... owls. Makes perfect sense to me. Beautiful card and nice use of the From the Garden set

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. Sometimes my thought process is more like a ping-pong ball. I'm glad it made sense to you. I had fun with it and that's my usual goal with cards.

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  2. I just love those little owls. Nice job, Heidi!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I will never, ever get rid of that Owl Builder punch. I usually make something other than owls using it, but I love it no matter what identity the owl takes.

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  3. Your owls indeed have a fabulous fashion sense. I can't believe I didn't notice before how perfect the owls are for this challenge. Awesome! Thanks Heidi for accepting my challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Bev. Yes, they are wonderfully fashionable, aren't they? As soon as I noticed the shape similarity, I knew I had to use the owls.

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    2. The owls are perfect, Heidi! You got the colors, the shape and the design all in three little owls. Great take on the challenge. (And I love how your mind works. Seriously - I followed you the whole way through.)

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    3. Thanks, Buffy. My mind often goes along the "path less travelled by". I'm glad you meandered down the path with me.

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  4. I didn't see the cats until you said it but I did see the arms to the sky and motion. The owls work so well with the challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Kath. I love the way the lines of those cute owls echo the photo.

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  5. Your card is so cute. Love the colors, love the owls just love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I saw those maidens right away, and the three wise men too. Good analogy. Love how you transferred to your three colourful owls. They are perfectly attired and cute as anything. I hope they never retire that punch, it's so much fun to create with!

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    1. Thanks, Penny. Retired or active, that punch remains with me. I don't think they've ever had a punch with as much versatility as this one.

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  7. Love those owls, Heidi! Such a cute card.

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    1. Thanks, Marsha. That owl builder punch is definitely among my most favourite.

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