Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wise Owl (5)

I am SO excited about this month's release and sneak peak countdown too! Wise Owl was the very first set that I designed for PTI. It is the very set that got me started on this wonderful journey. I have always been fond of owls and was inspired to create this set from the wonderful memories of reading Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat in grade 4. I remember having to draw owls for a book cover assignment and then having to write my own beginning to the story. Funny how my opportunity (or beginning) with PTI started with owl drawings. This was certainly a full circle moment in my life.

I began today's card by creating cutting 8 by 3.25 using Spring Moss paper. I stamped the front using the petal stamp in white followed by Spring Moss. You'll notice that after I stamped it in white I offset the stamp again and stamped over using Spring Moss ink to create a 3-d look (you'll recognize that from some of my previous work).



Then (*giggles*--can you tell I am excited?) I stamped my owl outline and choose some of my favourite "owl bits" to personalize my owl--just the way I like him. I can hardly wait for you to see them all!! After I finished stamping "hootie" I coloured his beak using copic markers, stamped a new belly using patterned paper from the write out collection by We R Memory Makers and adhered it and then cut him out. (see below for final look)



Then I adhered Doodlebug paper frills along the edge of my card using double sided sticky tape.



Next I coloured the owl's eyes using a souffle pen which gives it a nice white finish (see card below) and stamped my sentiment on a scrap piece of Spring Moss cardstock.



Since I had the sentiment "a wise owl once told me..." I decided to stamp the following in the inside of the card:



Here is a close up of the owl's eyes once they dried. You'll also note that I added some ribbon to the card--a touch of ribbon always gives a card a polished look.



And here is the finished card!



Supplies

Stamps:
Wise Owl (Urban Design) by PTI

Ink:
Noir Black Palette
Spring Moss by PTI

Cardstock
Spring Moss by PTI

Patterned Paper
Write Out Collection by We R Memory Makers

Accessories
Spring Moss Twill by PTI
Souffle 3-d Opaque Pen by Sakura


Tools
Hole Punch by Fiskars
Copic Markers


I have lots of exciting projects in store for you during the countdown/sneak peak. And as always I have a surprise (or should I say spontaneous) Wise Owl stamp set giveaway--remember to leave a comment each day to be entered.

On that final note I am sending out birthday wishes to my lil' wise owl--my son. Today is his birthday.

187 comments:

maria fiscella said...

Hi Alli! This is unbelievably cute! I can't wait to get mine ordered.

Bunny B said...

That's so cute! :) Happy birthday to your son!!

Emilia said...

Wow! You are so creative!!!!

Kim said...

lol...this is just adorable! I love how all the elements come separate, and you can create your own owl! I am thinking there are more elements the same in your new set! Can't wait to see the whole set! Congrats on another wonderful set, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son!!!!!

Heidi said...

I love it! That little owl is so cute!! Happy Birthday! I hope you both enjoy this special day!

Jen said...

Wow Alli! This little guy is so adorable!

sandygail said...

I love that you can create your own owl!

Jennifer Bradley said...

I have been wanting an owl set, but wasn't sure which one to get - I think I have found the one I will purchase!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I cant' wait to see this whole set. I love the way you built the owl. Thanks!
Pattie Brown

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

Ok, you ladies are draining my account this month. I love Owl sets and have been waiting patiently for a PTI set. I love what I have seen so far. It is a MUST have. Happy Birthday to your son !

Wendalyn said...

OMG Alli I need that Owl he is absolutely adorable. I bet this will be a great release.

Diane said...

This is sooooo cute! It will be fun building the owl and I can't wait to play with this set. Thanks!!!

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

Building your own owl! How cute! Love it!

melissac said...

Alli -- this is ADORABLE!! I can't wait to receive this one and play with it!! Thanks for all your wonderful creations!! You are a truly talented and special lady!!

Cheryl said...

Yep, I knew it!!! I would love what you have designed. I have yet to get on the owl bandwagon but this set will be my start. Alli, you are terrific.
Cheryl Sims

Andrea Clayton said...

Owls are so "in" right now, this is perfect, and we can build our own. It's on my must have list. Genius!

ScrapbookDBA said...

Alli!

Perfect! I love it that it's a build your own Owl set! Love it! Can't wait to order it!

Happy Birthday to you little owl!

Kimberly

Kim Getchel said...

I have not gotten into the owl craze yet, but this might just change my mind. Very cute, can't wait to see the rest of sneak peaks!!

Maria said...

Happy birthday to your son! Lovely card and cute owl.

Kerry J. said...

Oh Alli - I love it!! Can't wait to see the whole set - but it's already in my shopping card (in my head anyway!).

Traci said...

oh my- I've never seen a "build your own owl" !! that is cool!! Can't wait to see more!

Happy Now said...

The "owl bits" cracked me up... What a CUTE image! I am also intrigued by the possibilities of the other 'words of wisdom' included in this set? Nice work! Looking forward to more sneak peeks!

Stefanie said...

Super cute Alli! I can't wait to see what other owly bits you've designed. He's super cute!

Julie Campbell said...

oh, Alli! This one's going to be H-O-T!!! I love your concept and the sentiments are going to be brilliant!! Congrats girl! LOVE that card!

moster said...

I'm an owl fan, too and love how your set allows you to "assemble" our owls. DARLING!!!

Jessica said...

What an adorable card! Your owl is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your adorable set & good luck with its release!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card. I love that beautiful owl. I'm envious of your talent. Hope you have lots of fun creating with this set.

cadnileb said...

Oh wow!! This is super cute! Can't wait to see all the different options we can do with the owl pieces! I love how they're separate!

Amy H said...

WOW!! I can't hardly wait to get this set in my hands & ink on it!! LOVE it!! Happy Birthday to your little guy!!

stampinc said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I just love the details you add. The owl is so stinkin cute. Happy Birthday to your SON! Hope he gets everything he wants on his special day.

loves2stamp said...

What a great card and an adorable owl!
Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

Love the set, can't wait to see the full reveal!!

pamcrand said...

Love the OWL set. My husband is a teacher and the Owl is thier mascot. This is a must have. Can't wait to get it. Great job!!!

Gerri K said...

What a great card! This stamp set looks so cute!! Can't wait to see the rest of it. Gerri K

Terri E. said...

Oh my gosh! I think the sayings are what will put me over the edge on this one. I LOVE IT!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jen said...

This looks like its going to be a fun set! I can't wait to see it!

Holly said...

Too cute!!! I can't wait to see the whole set!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh, Alli, this owl set is looking SOOOOOOOOOO cute! And this card!!! Oh my! I love the bold colors and design. I thought those leaves were flocked at first.

Pegg S said...

Big Birthday wishes to your son!! Hope you have a fun day together! I love the peek at your new set -- so unique that you can create your own owl!! Very cool!

Andrea G. said...

This looks like another awesome set. I am looking forward to seeing it all. The card is very cute. Thanks for the tutorial on how to get that 3D look. Got to try it.

Tessa said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Sara said...

Alli this is so exciting. Your set looks wonderful. I love that you can customize the owl! Can't wait to see more.

Tracy said...

Alli, Hootie is so cute. I love that each piece of his body is separate. It'll make for some amazing combinations. Can't wait to see the whole set!!

melissa.flieg said...

Wow Alli this is great. That owl is so cute and I love that you have all the parts separate so we can pick and chose which to use. I can't wait to see the whole set.

Kristy Vernon said...

Wow! Totally awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on hootie. I love that all of the pieces to his body are separate. I can't wait to see all of your sneak peeks.

cricketpe said...

This set looks so fun!

Lisa H. said...

omg! is he not the cutest! I'm loving bird images as of late, and I am especially drawn to the owl. I'm so happy you created him! great card, Ali.

Carolyn King said...

Wonderful new set Ali! Congrats to you and hb to your son!

Chrissy said...

It is increadibly cool that this is a build-your-own owl set! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Master Miles. This is going to be a great set. Can't wait to see more of it.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on this precious set! What a thrill it must be to finally get to share it! I LOVE how I can use those eyes separately! You can give that owl such different personalities by changing the look of his eyes! I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Melanie said...

Wow! I 'need' this set already! Can't wait to see more...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday to your little owl!
Hope he had a owl-icious day!
Super cute card... love the image, the long shape, the scallop edge... TFS!

Leah said...

Loving this set! He is just so cute, can't wait to see more. Happy Birthday to your son!

Ashley said...

This set is great! I have never seen an owl set where you can build your own. I can't wait to see more sneak peeks!!

Colleen said...

Cute, Cute, CUTE! I love it and can't wait to see the rest of the set.
Hugs,
Colleen

Erica M said...

Cute! I can't wait to see the rest of the set.

One Creative Life said...

Alli I am so excited for this set! I love owls and did a project on one too. I love the petal stamp and that you can mix and max mr. owls parts what a fun idea. I cant wait to see the rest of the set.

Susan said...

Love the owls. Great job on the card.

Cindee Stacey said...

LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set! I think this set will be POPULAR!!! You are so VERY talented!! I bow down to you :-)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Now how fun is this little cutie pie???? Great idea to build an owl.. his eyes are adorable!!!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh, he is WAY too cute!!! I love all the owl "parts"!!! How wonderful! Can't wait to see more of it!!! :)

Karen said...

Having a "make-your-own" owl is an awesome idea!! Cute card too :)

Happy Birthday to your son!

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the wise old owl!
Betty-Ann

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Mine is on release day - so I may have to treat myself to your set ;) I love this little owl - and can't wait to see more!!!

Gail said...

Build-An-Owl!!!! To cute!!! Can't wait to see some of the other fun things the design team comes up with.

Inkylin said...

Happy Birthday to your son Alli. I love the idea of piecing this owl and being able to personalize it by manipulating the stamps. Thanks for creating such an awesome set.

Glorie said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Love all the owl bits and pieces ! Another fabulous stamp set from you :

ALLY said...

He's adorable Alli! Love the leaves too!

jen del muro said...

LOVE IT!! It's on my list to go in my shopping card!!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh how cute is "he"! Very! Love it & love your card Alli!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to your Son!!! This set is adorable. I love how everything is separate and you can construct your own owl. Too cute!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful project, Happy B-day wishes to your Son :)

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to young Mr. Miles! Congrats to the blog candy winners! i am so bummed that I didn't get the baby set! It is SO cute! Maybe an owl set??? It is JUST adorable! i can't believe they waited until now to release it. SUCH a cutie! So many ways to make an owl, hoo knew!?!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

GET OUT! I love the build an owl concept. Can't wait till the 15th!

Linda

Amy said...

Your owls are so cute!! Congratulations!!
And Happy Birthday to your little man.

broni (waterchild12) said...

What an adorable card! And how great to have a build-an-owl set!! I love it!

Niki Estes said...

Cute card, Alli! I can not tell you how much fun I am having with this set! I love it!!

postal orphan said...

This is a cute set - I love how you can "construct" your own owl!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday to your son! My daughter turns six tomorrow. I love your owl he is the cutest that I have seen as far as owl stamps go. I wasn't really into the owl thing but I think you may have changed my mind. Great card!

stampbirr said...

OMG, this is so adorable. When I was a child we found an owl that was hurt and we broght him home until he was better- what an awesome feeling when we released it!!!

Diana said...

What a cute card; think I'm going to love this set (as will my daughter, who is very much into owls). Hey, we loved the book "Owls in the Family," too; it's a great book. Happy Birthday to your son, too!

Anonymous said...

Well, you had me going! I thought when I looked at Nichole's sneaky peek that it might be a fish! I might have to order an owl - a fish, not so much!

Jutta

Regina Cornelius said...

this stamp set looks super fun!!! please enter me in yoru drawing! :)
regina

wilber said...

Alli, I have always enjoyed your projects, wowever, I can tell you really enjoy creating with your own stamps. This set is going on the wish list.
Lynn

Katie Renz said...

Gotta love the owl. Can't wait to see the rest.

Jodi said...

You've done it again! I love it and love that the parts are interchangeable. I can't wait until tomorrow!

Shelly Kettell said...

Love the card! The owl is so cute...can't wait to see all the elements!

Tricia said...

Love your card - can't wait to see the whole set!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Oh wow, I love the idea of the different parts for the owl. Like build your own owl!!! Too Cute!

Mel said...

Your owl set looks so fun and versatile!! I've been very slowly and carefully planning my first PTI order, and I think your new set will be at the top of my list!!!!!!

CurlyCraze said...

What a cute lil' owl :) Can't wait to see more of this set!

Angelina said...

I cannot wait to get this set. My son starts Kindergarten in the fall and he will be an Alcott Owl. Thanks for creating such a cute set, I'm sure I will love the rest. Today is my husband's birthday also. Angelina

mcbetty said...

So precious!
Happy birthday to your son too.

Kevin & Misti said...

What a cute set!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

--Misti

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Today is my MIL's birthday too. Love the owl. I have been wanting an owl stamp for awhile now. Glad I waited.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to your son, and you owl is adorable! I can't wait to see all of it.

Pam S. said...

what a fun sneak peek - love how you created the long card w/the leaves and the sentiment for the owl to sit on and all the extra little touches...CUTE!
tfs

Leslie said...

So cute! what a clever idea to make the owl in parts. This will be a great set to own.

Kathy McDonald said...

Cute owl, Alli! I look forward to seeing the rest of the set.

Bellawhoop said...

Your owl is just darling! I can't wait to see the whole set. :)

Molly B said...

Ok, Im not much of an owl person but he is adorable!!! I cant wait ot see what else you do with him. Congrats on a great looking set. -Molly B

Sharron Gregory said...

Absolutely adorable--just love your owl! And to see him separated into individual parts--how perfect! You have done it again--I can hardly wait to see the rest!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! thank you! Thank you! for making the owl! I can't wait. Heidi

Sarah H. said...

I love these kinds of stamps sets where you can customize the look with different parts and pieces! I can't wait to see what other parts are included with this set!

Anonymous said...

Cute and creative! AWESOME!
Would LOVE to win this set {hint}
Marilyn

Cindy S said...

OMG! An individualized owl set! This will be a must have for sure! Thanks!

~ RebekahBoo said...

OK....HAND OVER THE OWLS BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT!!!!!!!!
I NEEEEEED HIM!!!!!!
**DOING THE HAPPY DANCE**
CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED??

V said...

Build your own owl? Now that is just way too cool!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute, can't wait to see the full set!

Anonymous said...

that owl is too cute! I can't wait to see the entire set.

Missy said...

This little owl is so cute. I can't believe how popular they have become again.
Can you believe that I have been seeing those petals in my head for a few days now. I have a project in my head that I want to do and these petals are the thing I have been waiting for to make it.

Jody L. said...

Aww that's the best owl I've seen yet, he is soo cute!!
Thanks for a chance to win him.

Jody L.

leenda said...

Looks like you've created another "gotta have" set!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Alli! How cute! Love the off set stamp technique. That is soooo Kool!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Caren said...

Ooo! I can't wait to see the rest of the set! I am just starting to get into the new owl sets I have been seeing! I just might have to start with yours. Happy Birthday to your son!!!!! :)

Rebecca M. said...

i might actually have to stay up the night of the release to order this adorable set!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Cute! I like the idea of creating your own owl.

Erin Glee said...

What a CUTE owl card! This stamp set allows a lot more creativity....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your "wise little owl"...hope today is VERY specialfor him!

Judy said...

Alli, I absolutely love this set! I have been wanting an owl set like forever!!!! And the fact that you can change up the owl is fabulous! Love this little guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

MichelleH said...

Cute 'make your own' owl set!

Happy Birthday to the little owl. Hoooooo-pe it's fab!

huntla1 said...

Adorable! I love him and your card is really cute! Can't wait to see what else this little owl is about!

Lauree said...

i cant wait for tuesday... this is the cutest owl ever. great job. yippie!!

InspiredByInk said...

Alli,
I LOVE him.. .though I'm sure you've heard that enough times lol. I don't know about getting those eyes straight... mine might just look a it wonky all the time... like me! hehehe

THanks!

Bobbie *Ü*

Sheila D said...

OMG, I can have my own personalized owl! How cool is that? What a great idea and Love your sample. I can't wait for this one.

Lisa K in TX said...

Whoooooo loves this owl set? I do, I do! So cute and I love the vine too! Lisa K in TX

lizzieming said...

llllllloooooovvvvvveeeee this owl!!! thanks so much for designing it! can't wait for the 15th!

Janet S said...

I love "hootie". This will be a fun set. Can't wait to see some more words of wisdom.

Carol said...

I have been waiting to buy an owl set--I was hoping PTI would release one.

Thanks,

Carol

Alyssa Byron said...

wow owls are so hot at the moment and I love how these ones can be personalised! Congrats on a great set!

Anonymous said...

Very cute- love all the bird sets coming out now.

Sandra B. said...

Wow! Love the owl! I love how all the owl parts are separate!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Cool! I absolutely love owls, too so I can't wait to see it all...and hopefully WIN it!! Happy B-day to your son! Jackie W.

michelle in mi said...

I love how you can mix & match the pieces!

LindaO said...

i love the owl set!!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

I LOVE this owl!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Shelly W. said...

This owl set is soooo adorable!!
Can't wait to purchase!

Jamie said...

whoo doesn't love owls? fab!

Adoree said...

This owl is sooooo cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the set

Melissa A said...

I can't wait to see the entire set! I am soooo happy that it's an owl set..... looks like fun!

Cass said...

Oh wow! He is so cute! :)

Tracy said...

he's so adorable that owl. i'm looking forward to seeing all his little selves during the countdown. and happy bday to your son!

Shawn Klinkner said...

LOVE this owl set - it looks amazing and I haven't even seen all of it yet!!! I love how you separated the parts - what a fun feature to put together our own owl - good thinking!!! :) Love this card that you made too - it's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing -
Dana K.

~Niccole~ said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. This is a MUST HAVE set for me ... can't wait to see more

Holly Wog Ink. said...

Congrats on this adorable Owl set!

Aviator girl said...

What a cute set. I love how you can build your own owl. So fun!

Hev said...

I am so glad I found this blog - your owls are absolutely gorgeous :)

Good luck with your future ventures :)

Heather from Australia :)

Jannica Seaward said...

Love this set! Can't wait to see the rest of it!

Alice said...

Hello!
I adore all your projects!!!

Lighthousegirl said...

What a fantastic owl - this is going straight to the top of my wish list!

Anonymous said...

Owls seem to be the rage...your set will be a hit...hope your son had a great b-day!

Holly
(PTI NCfield)

Pam said...

Thanks for inspiring me to use different sized cards - I always 'forget'!

~ Pam

Monica said...

Alli,
This is adorable! I can'nt wait to see teh rest of teh set!

~Monica~

Rickydog1 said...

Too cute for words! I love his big eyes! Looking forward to all the sneak peeks & your fabulous projects!

olse0231 said...

This set looks SO cute! I LOVE that you can customize the owls!!

Rickydog1 said...

Love the extra long card and the hanging vines. He is just getting cuter & cuter! Is it the 15th yet?

Courtney said...

Love this stamp set! Can't wait to get it!

Happy Bithday to your son!

Cynthia said...

I wanted a owl set but I wasn't happy with any out there. I think this is the winner. PTI is awesome and so are your designs Ali.
Thanks Cynthia

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE owls! And I LOVE what you've done with this set. I can't wait to be able to customize my own owls - what a great idea!!!! Thanks Ali for a wonderful set :o)

Charlotte said...

I can't wait to get this set! I love how they can be customized. Great card, too!

karenannj said...

Looks like there will be so many possibilities with this cute owl set. Thanks Alli!

Kacey Elliott said...

Love this owl set! He looks so cute! I can't wait to see what else comes with him. I love those leaves too. Great card!

kim3timemom said...

Very Cute!! Thanks for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Bridget said...

Darling little owl..can't wait to use him...

Erika M. said...

Oh - too cute!!!! I can't believe everyone has jumped on the owl move!!!! Love it.

Kelly B said...

So cute...so versatile you'll only ever need this one owl set! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

patty w said...

This is just gorgeous! What a genious idea with the owl pieces and parts! Fabulous!

Happy Belated Birthday to your son, mine was the 9th.

Love this owl set!!!

lakind said...

Wow! What a tall card! I wasn't expecting that! Great card! Can't wait to see the set!

Val said...

I love the owl and especially the "a wise owl once told me..." So cute!!

Marty R. said...

I am more intrigued with this set as the days go by- so creative and versatile!

Charmaine said...

This set looks adorable...can't wait to see the whole thing...

Charmaine

Maureen said...

Oh Alli, I absolutely LOVE this set!! I love the idea of being able to create the owl however I want and the thought of all those different tummies makes me smile and want to laugh out loud!! This is just plain creative genious!!

Shannon said...

I love the create an owl idea and I am jumping on board the owl train. Can't wait for the rest of your sneak peeks.

sharon d said...

I love the owl! and the interchangeable tummies! and the sayings! and the leaves! This is a great set!

Anonymous said...

TOO cute!!!
Betty-ann
wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

dpkennedy said...

This is just the cutest! What a great design you created!!

MerryMerlin said...

I love that 3D look you got with the petals. And the owl is super cute!

Happy Birthday to son-of-Alli :-)

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Happy birthday to your son! Love what I'm seeing of this set so far--can't believe it's been kept under wraps for this long!

Tabitha said...

Well I just LOVE all your sets! I am going to get this one as well.

What a cute card. I really like how you made the vines three dimensional by stamping them in two different color inks. This is a fabulous idea!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh how cute - I've been trying my hand at some tall cards lately; they're so fun. Your's is adoreable and I am just nuts about your owl set!

Carol said...

Such an adorable owl! I can't wait to see the whole set.

Jen said...

omg, so cute! i love how you used the glaze on his eyes!

Tonya Peters said...

Hi Alli! This is the cutest set ever! I'm so glad you are designing stamps! ;-)

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

I finally just sat down to read FeedBurner updates So of course as usual I am a day behind! Love the owl, we have them in our trees,and I too remember having to do a report and then draw the owls (hmmm...didn't look close to one and still wouldn't...thats why there are stamps) Thanks for sharing LOVE IT

Candy said...

WOW!! 184 coments already! Doesn't pay to be late does it? I just want to congratulate you on your Wise Old Owl set. I love that he comes in sections so that we can change him up when we want to. Great Job, Alli.
Hugs,
Candy

Betty said...

What a great idea to have the owl interchangeable! I love that I can pick and choose how I want that cute little guy to look like on my projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

cmustopa said...

OMG, this is adorable! What a brilliant idea. Can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the chance to win it.