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Sometimes an apology is in order.

I’d like to think one like this would convey the sentiment sincerely.

I wanted a more "robust" and foliage-heavy branch for the Owl to perch upon.  So, I used one of the trees from Trees 2, and leaves from the Leaves set!


The open spaces of these images gave me a fab opportunity to blend the Copic colors used, and I just love how rich and intense the results were.

I originally matted the focal panel to the Vintage Orange, but, it didn’t seem right–looked drab and blaaaah.   I did try a French Roast (dark, rich brown color) mat, because of the brown ink the image was stampd in, but, it made too harsh a contrast.   When I switched to a Popsicle Pink mat, and then added the Vintage Orange, it seemed to be exactly what the design needed and gave just enough definition, colorful texture, and POP, without overkill.

Tried to restrain myself, but, the little dots in between each of the letters on the "sorry" just begged for bling; I could not deny them.  ROTFL!


Stamps:  Nature, Leaves, and Trees 2 Sets all by A Muse Artstamps
Ink:  Brilliance Coffee Bean [heat set] (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Popsicle Pink, Vintage Orange Pattern (A Muse)
Ribbon:  Lime Peel Stitched Grosgrain (A Muse)
Embellishments:  Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers (A Muse)
Tools:  Fiskars Tiny Rectangle Punch
Copic Markers:  YR07 Cadmium Orange, Y38 Honey, RV02 Sugar Almond Pink, RV 17 Deep Magenta, R39 Garnet, YG03 Yellow Green, YG95 Pale Olive, E33 Sand, E37 Sepia

  1. I love your out-of-the-box tree, and brightly colored owl!! The bling looks great with the sentiment!! Me likey too!!

  2. So cute….I’m really into Owls at the moment. First it was birds and now its Owls.

  3. How clever to use the tree as a more substantial branch- great for this owl and the matting is perfection! I’ll always forgive someone if they show up with a little bling-lol!

  4. Love it. I wish my husband would say sorry with bling. Instead, I get a “I’m sorry if you FEEL that I’m wrong…”…sigh. LOL!

  5. This is so cool! I love that you used a Tree from the tree set for a branch! I might have to borrow that one ;)

  6. LURVE this!! So cute and colored soooo beautifully!

  7. This is gorgeous!

  8. Oh, I likey, too!!! Genious idea to use the trees and leaves set for your branch w/leaves! Then again…you’re a genious!

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