Sunday, March 1, 2020

Wisely ~ Believe In Yourself

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - New Challenge #36!

Hard to believe it's March 1st and time for a new month of postings for the monthly challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  This month our sponsor is our very own Donna Ellis, sharing her Great Horned Owl image with our Design Team.  Click HERE to see all the beautiful cards made by the team members!  

Here is my project card for the month ~ Believe in Yourself

For my card, I selected the Black & White image and sized him to about 3" x 4" knowing I was going to use a 5.5" square card base.  I used Copic markers for coloring this wise old fellow and for the background also.

For the borders, I selected a gray mat and die cut both the mat and the image using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies.  I also used the gray for printing the sentiment from the same digital package and die cut it with the Gina Marie Designs Nesting Labels 2 smallest die.   After mounting all the elements, I added a small leaf branch as a finishing touch.

Donna's Great Horned Owl package comes with several versions that you really should check out - Black & White and several  colored versions.  Visit her @

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards and other crafting items.

Serving a Risen Savior,
Products Used:

Great Horned Owl by Donna Ellis

My Favorite Things, Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges


  1. Absolutely beautiful card. I love the colors and the image is great. [Bunny]

  2. Pam, you've out done yourself on this one. So much detail with the feathers. Great looking owl. Awesome card

  3. Beautiful!!! I'm loving your design and the colors for this owl. So pretty.

  4. Wow! You've created such a gorgeous background with your Copic markers for this owl image! Really stunning way you've finished and framed out the design too! I love it! HUGS

  5. Pam, I love the moon and sky you created as the background for that beautiful owl ! WOW!! The scalloped die was a great choice, too. Utterly magnificent. :-D

  6. Your coloring of the image and background is perfect! The owl is just beautiful. You definitely have a good eye for both color and composition! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana Malkah, DT

  7. I love how the color of the moon is the same color in the owls feathers! Your sky looks amazing and the way you die cut the owl out looks beautiful!

  8. Pam, you and I had a similar vision for this great set from Donna! I wasn't brave enough to try doing the sky with Copics though... I went with oxide inks and got a darker result. I love the addition of the die cut borders to your card and the overall layout. Well done!

    1. I loved yours also and almost went with oxides. All of our cards came out amazing!

  9. Wow! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge- Patsy

  10. Thank you for playing along with your wonderful creation over at the Paper Shelter this week. A new fun challenge will soon be up to play along with.
    Love n hugs

  11. Beautiful!! Magic, this is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week. Good Luck. Hug Lena

  12. What a great way to use this stunning image Pam - love how you have constructed your striking card
    Thank you for joining us at the current Word Art Wednesday Challenge with this amazing card
    WAW DT