Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Belly Button Pearl

I've been SO bad lately!  Don't think I've posted a card since Friday!!  The last few days have just been a "I'm not in the mood to craft today" type deal.......so, I didn't!  I'll try to be better - but no promises.  The weather is just too beautiful to stay indoors right now.


I got a "wild hair" the other day and signed up for an on-line class called Pattern Play!  I'm so bad at mixing and matching patterned paper so thought maybe I could pick up some hints.  I can tell you right now though, all the patterned paper on this card is just making me dizzy!!!  I'm thinking I still must have a lot to learn but am picking up on some fantastic hints on working with patterned paper!    Anyway, I tried to mix some of it together and this is what came out. I'm going to have to re-think my thinking on all this as I just like a lot of white space on cards.

Oh, almost forgot.......you're probably wondering about the title of this post - Belly Button Pearl!  NO, I do not have a pearl in my belly button - but this little owl does!!  It's one of those tiny pearls from SU and if you look REALLY close, you can see it in the center of the punched out flower.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

25 comments:

StephG. said...

What a happy card! Love the colors and patterns you chose. The details, including the belly button pearl are wonderful.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,lovely image and details.xxx

Laura said...

Oh Lynn, this card is so adorable with that little Owl and the Pattern paper you used. Giggling about the dizziness,too funny! TFS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lol, I can't stop giggling at that little pearl! No dizzies allowed! The paper is great!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lynn, loving the belly button on the owl.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

I thought about that class but was afraid I'd have to use the papers and would get dizzy! These are so bright and pretty! And I love the owl with the pearl!

Tammy said...

Oh goodness Lynn, we're classmates! Adorable card and I love the fun colors! All owls should have a pearl belly button!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the owl, and the colours.
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

This is too stinkin' cute with that belly button pearl! LOL I love the outfit you dressed the owl in, and good job on the pattern paper too!
The sun came out today and it went to 50 and melted all the snow! YAY!! Guess what? Another storm is possible from Sunday into Monday......groan :)

MaxineD said...

Love it Lynn - definitely a change of pace for you in that there are two dp's on this! Well done - and I love the pearl!
Blessings
Maxine

Evie said...

This is such a fabulous card. Cute the owl and love all the bright colors in this card.

Hugs,
Evie

Monica said...

Hello Lynn, I really like your CAS style - it makes your cards stand out. But this owl is cute with pearl in the belly button. The papers are nice and cheery - just right for spring. And the fern at the bottom looks so real. Good luck with the class.
Love,
M

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I certainly know that feeling of "I'm not going to craft today" especially when it's beautiful outside. This card is darling and I'm so very glad to hear that it is the owl, and not you, that has the pearl in the belly button. LOL. I was thinking of taking that class also. I may sign up today for it. Have a wonderful week.

NanaConnie said...

Adorable, Lynn. I love patterned papers, as you know, but also have a great appreciation for lots of white space, especially the way you manage it. Not as good at it myself. If you have trouble mixing papers, settle for just one pattern on a card. I like to put one real pattern with another that is so subtle it almost looks like solid CS. :-D

MiamiKel said...

Very cute - super bright and fun card! I have to laugh at the title though :) x0x0

Anne Temple said...

What a fun card! Love the googly eyes. I've signed up for that class too, but haven't had a chance to view any of the videos yet.

Lynne said...

Lynn Love your card. Also love the name you gave it - so original!

Karen said...

Love your card Lynn. It is so bright and happy. Mr Owl is very hip with a pearl in his belly button. Your pattern mixing turned out great.

Jessi Fogan said...

Practice makes perfect, right? :) I am kinda loving the bright colours - and there's still white space. That scalloped edge is fabulous. And I love that he's got a pearl in his belly button :)

MaryH said...

Never would have guessed that you have trouble mixing patterns on your cards. I always enjoy your combos, and think you do a marvelous job with them. This one is definitely not too busy, but a bit diff from your 'lots of white', which I also like! Love how you did the owl punch with all the colors, and yes, it is wild. But also very beautiful. Be interested in what you think of the class. I need to take that one too! TFS

Margaret said...

You did a FABULOUS job of mixing the papers! This is so pretty and I love the pearl!

Wish I could say we were having wonderful weather... cold,cold,cold!

Davi said...

Absolutely delightful Lynn!! Love that fun owl and the cut little branch he is sitting :)

Marilyn said...

Such a cute little owl and I like those fab papers. Very clever tree branch too... that oak leaf punch is so versatile.

gale said...

This card is adorable. Love the mix of patterned papers. I need to take that class too.

Shannon White said...

Sooo CUTE Lynn! Love your Sweet little Owl and his belly button pearl too! ;-)

Hugs
Shannon