Friday, 15 November 2013

White Night Owl

Hi everybody!
It's weekend, so hope you all have time to relax now,
I have some good news to start with today - I am joining the Gecko Galz DT for 2014. I was Guest Artist there in September, and I love their products, so am looking forward to this very much. And my best buddy Diane has also been accepted, so that's great, too.
Woohoo!
I have a lot of birthdays in November and December, and have made this card for a friend. Here in Germany we call people who like being up late  'Nachteule' - a night owl, and this is fitting for her.  At FSC the challenge is to stamp without using ink. I chose the owl stamp from My Tattered Angels and used gesso to stamp with, as I didn't have any white acrylic paint (somebody left the jar open and it dried out....). I stamped on black card from an old calendar, and embossed with white EP. The image was then fussy cut (very fussy cut) and mounted on matting in various shades of blue and black, including some blue miri card. I used some fibers and home made paper beads as embellishments.





I am also linking to the Rogue Redhead Challenge. They are celebrating their third birthday - congratulations!
The challenge is to make a birthday card.
And as it is Saturday, I am linking to Manon's Paper saturdays.

And lastly I have a few more photos from my Wednesday walk to share. It was a sunny day, and it was wonderful to see the light slanting through the trees, and shimmering on the water of the moat and stream at the old castle.






Have a great weekend you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

41 comments:

  1. The owl has beautiful texture when stamped with gesso! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  2. What a wonderful card, love it, very clever. Great photos too, and HUGE congrats to Gecko Galz on getting you for their DT!! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Gorgeous card and won't we have fun being Gecko Galz for a whole year! They are very fortunate to have you and your talent my sweet friend. Really love the card, sure your friend will too! I must say these walks are not tiring at all, but I am not losing any weight, I wonder why? Gorgeous pics hon! ~Diane

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  4. So thrilled for you!!!!! You and Gecko Galz are the perfect combination and I cannot wait to see your DT samples during 2014 - such fun this will be for you.
    Very much a sense of mystery from this card and the Gesso was the perfect choice.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. The owl card looks fabulous, love how you stamped in Gesso.
    Congratulation on joining the Gecko Galz D.T. I look forward to seeing your samples.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thank you for sharing your Fab card with us at FSC as well.

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  6. Congratulations on joining the Gecko team know you will do magical things with their images.

    Never thought of using Gesso with EP love the effect it has given your image and what a stunning background you have created on the card.

    Stay warm and have fun XOXO

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  7. Smashing card Valerie and love the background. Congrats on joining Gecko Galz, have a great year. Annette x

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  8. Wow your Owl creation is very beautiful, love that rich blue background. Your photos are also beautiful, what a wonderful walk you had. Congratulations on the DT spot ! Have fun, Shirleyx

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  9. Valerie, I just love your owl card. Just beautiful. We call people who stay up late, night owls here too.
    Sometime I am a night owl when I start painted and feel inspired.
    Once again you share gorgeous pics of your beautiful Autumn.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  10. What patience and skill you have for cutting! Altogether a beautiful card. I would never have thought of stamping with gesso, it has given such texture. Gorgeous autumn shades in your lovely photos. I always wish I could take those walks with you in such beautiful surroundings.

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  11. love that statue with the leaves and I love owls too..great page

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  12. Congratulations on the Gecko Galz position -well desreved as you use their images so well.

    Love the texture on the owl and the photographs have me lost for words with all the wonderful colours and depth.

    Have a lovely day

    Chrissie x

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  13. ** beautiful ** Valerie!! :]
    Such wonderful photos and the "white" owl on the birthday card… I LOVE IT!!
    Thank you for sharing your talents, always ~xx

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  14. Oooh Wow,die karte ist der Hammer und so genial gemacht,gefällt mir total gut.
    die Bilder sind wieder traumhaft,besonders diese Spiegelungen im Wasser.
    herzlichen Glückwunsch auch zum Geburtstag von Gecko Galz,die collagen von ihm sind genial.

    Wünsch Dir noch ein schönes WE :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  15. WOW! Gorgeous fall photos! I love them and want to thank you for sharing them with us. And Oh my goodness! Your owl and it's background is absolutely amazing! Congrats on the design team, too! But no surprise to me at all with your wonderful talent. You will be a wonderful addition to their team!

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  16. Love your white owl and congratulations on being accepted to gecko gals!! Good for you!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Gorgeous photos and a wonderful, wonderful card - love that owl! And big congrats on joining the deisgn team at Gecko Galz - they are lucky to get you! Sorry I have not been around much, my mum is still poorly! Hugs, Barb

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  18. Happy Paper Saturdays Valerie. Yet another wonderful card and I am glad to see an owl on it this time I love those creatures. ManonX

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  19. Hi Valerie, love the owl. Great idea using gesso. ;)

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  20. First of all huge congratulations on being in the Designer Team, well deserved of course, and they are lucky to have you.
    That's a terrific owl card - stamped with gesso!! - and that must be the fussiest cut ever. It's a beautiful card with those lovely blues and your beads.

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  21. Yay!!! Congratulations on your new DT role! You so deserve it and I look forward to seeing what you design for them :) You card is just gorgeous - I love all that texture you created with Gesso! xoxo

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  22. What glorious dreamy trees! I love the owl and i have been a confirmed nachteule my whole life :D

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    1. Good for you, the night is the best time to work and dream!

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  23. Perfect for our challenge over at FSC! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us. I look forward to joining you on the Gecko Galz DT in 2014! Hugs, Yvonne

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  24. I was half expecting to see an apple pie! Love the scenery photos! Now your card and that owl is just stunning! I love the background and am so glad you shared with us at FSC! I am thrilled for your new DT spot, right along side of one of my favorite bloggers as well! Diane and I were on a DT together! Congratulations and I am looking forward to seeing your art at GG! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. The apple pie is coming tomorrow - don't be impatient!

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  25. Congrats on being one of the new Gecko Galz, looking forward to seeing what you create. Love your owl card with that stunning blue background and your photos are lovely. TFS.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  26. Die Karte ist absolut klasse und deine Fotos zeigen den Herbst von seiner schönsten Seite!

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  27. Gorgeous background Valerie ! :)
    Von ♥

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  28. Congratulations on the DT spot with Gecko Galz, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
    Love this card Valerie, the owl has such a magical look about him - it must be something to do with that gorgeous background.
    Thanks for linking this up with FSC
    Avril xx

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  29. Your card is gorgeous Valerie.
    Congratulations on joining the GG design team, you will love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  30. Großartige Geburtstagskarte! Die weiße Eule ist wunderschön und der blaue Hintergurnd sieht toll aus. Und herzlichen Glückwunsch für die Aufnahme im Design-Team GG! Einen schönen Sontag! LG, LonettA

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  31. how did I miss this post, and it had an owl in it, beautiful!!!!

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  32. Beautiful card! Love the blue. Thanks for joining the RRD Rebel Challenge!

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  33. Well he certainly is white! He must be a Snowy Owl. Congratulations Valerie - they are so lucky to have you and I do mean that. You are such a joy to follow and have so many different offerings. I love your paper beads and of course your homemade food always looks so yummy!!!! A wonderful blog and as I said - always something new to see!
    Sandy

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  34. HI Valerie - sorry for the late visit, Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at FSC. Love white embossed owl - so effective, and beautiful background papers too...Esther xx

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  35. Ganz süsse Karte Valerie und ich musste ja lachen, denn ich bin auch eine hausgemachte Nachteule, hihi....und dann habe ich Deine Fotos bewundert..die sind einfach immer umwerfend! Du hast ein gutes "Auge" wenn man es mal so sagen darf :) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  36. Congratulations, Valerie! Such great news. You will be a wonder addition and inspiration for us all at GG. You must be excited. LOVE the owl! hugs, Donna

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  37. Die Karte ist umwerfend schön, liebe Valerie! Aber auch Deine fotografischen Eindrücke sind wieder sehenswert:-)

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  38. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining in the Rogue Redhead Designs Challenge, Valerie, and a big congratulations on your big news, I look forward to seeing what you create!

    :)

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