BROWN QUILLED OWL
A great pal of mine, CC, from US ordered a few owl cards from me last year. I have already posted to her some of them and I still owe her a few more. She ordered from me this owl card design, HB017 which she adores so much. So I made those for her but left the inside blank as she requested coz she wanted to write her own personal wishes inside. The cards are meant to be given to her family....and the owl is their family totem. Cool huh? My family don't have a totem.....if we had one...I wonder what would it be? hehehe!
She suggested that I make a variety of designs for the owl cards.....not just one particular design for her....or maybe use the same design but change the colors. I liked the idea! So, after posting her some of the order, I decided to make other owl card designs for her. I thought of making the owl cards using the quilling technique. I'm so glad that she loved the idea! At the time I didn't even know how to go about it as I have never done an owl before using the quilling technique. So I made some research online to see if there were any quilled owl designs that I can try out. But most of the designs are so complicated to do and is so time consuming to make them. The easier ones I found are just too simple and were not to my liking. In the end, I decided to designed my own quilled owl.....quite a simple one as well but took me quite some time to get it just the right shape that I love. It was fun though to try out so many shapes and sizes of quilled owls....I love experimenting with the shapes. :)
I was also confused with the color combination......I just didn't know what color to use. So in the end I tried the brown with black combination first. And I loved it! As you can see, this layout is almost the same as HB017 except there are no pine leaves around it and the owl is quite small in size. I used a much good quality paper as the base of the card, a metallic bronze paper which I love. I like to keep the layout simple.......no ribbons or glitters or sequins or anything for that matter........just paper and those cute wobbly eyes that my other great pal, Sandi, gave me! hehehe! Love them! At last, I've found another design where I can use those cute wobbly eyes hehehe! I've already made other quilled owls in other color combination......and I will publish them here soon for all to see! :)