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6/28/2016

Patriotic Owl

Hello, and welcome.

Don't know about you, but when my Wink of Stella pens go dry, I had tried once to add a couple drops of water to extend the life. (Jennifer McGuire tip). Saw this Youtube video by France Martin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XfO_BO6EVI) about adding some reinker, 70% alcohol to the barrel, and you can use the dried up WoS as an alcohol marker that has a bit of shimmer in it. So if you have time, check out the link to the video. I sure won't be tossing my WoS pens again.

Another 4th of July card, using a Whipper Snapper Image.. Pretty easy to color.


- Patriotic Owl  (the photo doesn't look great, but this colored up very nicely). Eyes have some SU Crystal Effects, WoS on the stars.

- Stitched Square die; edges sponged with DI Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass. Popped up on fun foam.

- red & blue snippets left from this card.

- dimensional sticker stars (VOS)

- ODBD sentiment (did not use the misti and SHOULD have, as this didn't stamp as dark as should have done).


Tha'ss it for me. Still a bit under the weather. Just finishing up some UFO's. Ya'll enjoy the afternoon, and thanks for popping in for a visit. Hugs

43 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Fab 4th July card.

Hope you have had a good day. Sue

Redanne said...

He really is very cute and coloured up beautifully! So sorry that you are still not feeling 100%, I really hope you feel better soon. Big hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Fantastic card design Mary! brilliant owl image and colours.
Put some water in my clear wink of stella barrel! will pop over on your link to have a peek. Thank you.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and a stunning background.
Hope you feel better soon.
Great tip.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Thank you, Mary!! Fabulous tricks to extend the life of Wink of Stella or recycle it to make a shimmery marker!!! Surely I will do these!! So clever! Thanks for the link to the video!
Your card for 4th of July is fun and pretty, love your colouring on the owl! The embossed stars shining so well, great idea use Winx of Stella on them!

Donna Hanley said...

I think it photographed very well. I have see everything nicely. Have a good week ahead.

Pat said...

A really lovely 4th of July card Mary and you have coloured that cute owl beautifully and used the leftover pieces in a very inventive way, also love the embossed stars in the background and the added ones too. Take it easy Mary and hope you soon feel better. x

Donna Ellis said...

Such a cute Independence Day card, Mary! Preciously colored, and in a setting that speaks of fireworks and fireflies with happiness and fond, grateful memories! Hugs, de

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Mary,I like the design and the colours
Kevin xx

Maxine D said...

What a sweet card Mary - I have yet to have my WoS pen dry up - maybe I don't use it that much :-). Hope you are better very soon.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! What a sweet image!! I love the embossed stars and the red, white and blue ones, too!! Beautiful patriotic card my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

What a fun patriotic card with the embossing and vivid gemstones! Thanks for the great tip on the WOS pens - I bookmarked the tutorial! Storms bearing down on us- gotta scoot!

Valerija said...

This patriotic owl is so fun. Love this image.
Have a lovely day.
Valerija xx

cuilliesocks said...

Well because I'm way behind in commenting, this is now your Birthday, so a very Happy Birthday to you Mary, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Sorry to hear that you are a bit under the weather, I hope you pick up soon.
It doesn't stop you making fab cards though, this is a super fun card for your country's special day, brilliant image and design.
You take care now, Kate x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fun card Mary! I love your little owl, he is so sweet. The mirror stars are a great bit of bling. Sorry to hear that you are still under the weather, I do hope you get to feeling up to snuff soon. hugs :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER patriotic card Mary, love the owl and the stars and stripes. Great colouring.
Faith
x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully created with those awesome colours.xx {aNNie}

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the owl!

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card! great coloring!
xoxo Olga

Pam said...

Fabulous card Mary! The little owl is so cute and I love the curved edges and the star embossed background! The shiny star embellishments are the perfect finishing touch!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

He's really cute! I love the shiny eyes!

kReN K said...

Love your r/w/b card! TFS!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh I do love this wonderful Patriotic card.
That owl is fantastic, and what a very fab design.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Amazing card Mary, the owl is so cute!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Kathyk said...

A little bird told me it was your birthday .. have a great day, Mary. PS it was Loll!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Kathyk

Stampsnob. said...

awwwwh so cute Feel better soon Mary

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great card Mary my friend and thanks for the tip regarding WOS!! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Veerle said...

Cute card and owl Mary.
Hugs Veerle

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a silly looking owl. He's having a fun time though so that's what counts. I've not dried up a WOS pen yet and haven't given it much thought. Good tip though to keep in mind for when that time comes.

crafty-stamper said...

Great fun card love the cute image and embossed star background-hope you feel better soon
Carol x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary this is SO darned cute! Your coloring is impeccable! You really can work with copics so beautifully. I always love your layouts too! The added stars on the embossed background are so perfect for this. I just pops with color! Thank you too for the link about Wink of Stella!

aussie aNNie said...

Mary meant to thank you re the WOS uplifting....and the link.xx

Petra Swart said...

Love all the pretty little stars, Mary!!! Such a sweet little patriotic owl!!!! Beautiful in white, red and blue!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

Very cute 4th of July card Momma Mary! I love that owl, he just makes me smile. Love the embossing and the curve edges, love those curved edges! I've only had one wink of stella marker and so far I've added water to it twice and it goes great. But after seeing Frenchie's video, I sure won't be throwing it away! TFS this with us! Hugs, Brenda

Team Clark said...

Oh this is one of my favorite cards of yours - that owl! I so love this and every thing about it.

Gerrina said...

What a good tip! I'll check it out, but I'm lucky that my WOS-brush still works...
That owl looks so sweet and wise; looks great in those bright colours! Hope you have a good day and enjoy it!

Mrs A. said...

I think this card is just about the nicest 4th of July card i have ever seen. Your colouring is perfect. Thanks for the tip on saving the wink of Stella pens after they have dried out. Hugs Mrs A.

Anita in France said...

What a cutie, Mary ... just the sweetest little owl ... so brilliantly coloured! I too use JM's trick of adding water to my empty WoS pens ... works a treat! Hugs, Anita :)

Pia S said...

I don't know what it is about owls but personally I never get tired of them. Love the eyes on this one and the wavy background made up of snippets looks great!
I just got from a wonderful holiday, now I'll enjoy one week at home before starting work again, hoping to get lots of crafting time:)

Brenda in IN said...

Love your little owl - he's a hoot! Perfect card for the 4th. I hope your breathing issues are clearing up and things are better for you. Thanks for the WOS tip. I have one dried up but haven't done anything with it yet. I just got a new one!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Mary, love the adorable image. Hope you had a great 4th July. xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Fantastic patriotic owl, love your colours and layout. Wonderful

Greta said...

An adorable card, Mary!