Saturday, April 28, 2012

It’s Owl Good

Wine Bottle BlingMy owl was totally inspired by a blingy wine bottle wrap!  My friend Sandy was going through her stash ‘o stuff  and decided that I needed to have about a dozen of them. (?? Ü)

When I sat down to begin my owl design there they were, in a pile on my table just waiting to be: disassembled!

Using jewelry pliers I opened up the jump rings to take it apart and created “skirts” to go around my owl’s waistline, or is that a neckline?

I used some of the glitzy circles from the wrap to create the eye lids and lashes for my owls.  And then there are large 3-D Zots on the eye balls with a fun mixture of micro beads stuck to them.

Suzanne Glazier

I love how the beaded Zots stay “skooshy”.  They remind me of the old time candies my grandma used to keep in her candy bowl.  I didn’t like to eat them but I did like to “skoosh” them.  Ü

The scalloped lace feathers were cut with my Cricut.  The stamp is a Studio G from the dollar bin at the craft store.

Oh, and back to the wine,….. if you look closely you can see from the label that it came from the Pennywise vineyard in California.  For reals!  I ordered a few bottles to share at the Pennywise retreat this weekend, Cheers!

Wine Label

Hugs, Suzanne

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Give A Hoot

Sherry Schauble’s fun-ky owl really gives a hoot! 

Sherry SchaubleLove the bright colors and sparkle of the background paper and the floral eyes.  On the back Sherry fibered and micro beaded the whole thing.

Sherry Schauble back Hugs, Suzanne

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Take Only Memories

This pretty owl was created by Lisa Perez:

Lisa Perez Baby bottle caps with teal micro beads make for beadi-ful eyes!  And the flowers folded over to create the back feathers are just too cute!

Lisa Perez back

Hugs, Suzanne

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fun and Funky Hooter

Kelli Green included so many creative elements it’s hard to keep track of them all!

Kelli Green

Layers and layers of papers have been decoupaged onto the chipboard base to create a fun background.

A small clothespin separated into two pieces is stamped and placed as eyebrows.  Buttons are layered for eyes and an upside down heart shaped button is the beak.  Cute little mushroom’s are placed inside tiny bottle caps for the feet and a micro bead strip around the belly just adds to all the texture.

On the back layer Kelli has foil embossed (MORE texture!) an owl with amazing detail!

Kelli Green back

Hugs, Suzanne

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love Your Hooters

This take on the Pennywise Arts “What A Hoot” fat book swap by Kathy Fabre was quite clever and unexpected!Kathy FabreThe front sports a sassy gal reminding you to “Love your Hooters”, on the back is a reminder to “Feel Them Often” with a breast cancer ribbon.  The pink rat tail cord finishes off the edges so nicely.

Look closely and you can see inside her blouse, where Kathy has cleverly placed a unique hand shaped charm.  Ü

Kathy Fabre Close


What a fun take on the theme, and a very important reminder!

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fly Away With Me

The second player in the Pennywise Arts “What A Hoot” fat book swap is Kathi Hall:

Kathi HallThe base layer of Kathi’s owl is that fabulous brown honeycomb paper sometimes used as packing material.  It really makes the perfect owl feathers!

Layered papers (some mounted on foam tape) give the eyes a real lift.  The micro bead eyebrows are super cute and simple!

Hugs, Suzanne

Sunday, April 22, 2012

What A Hoot!

Over on the Pennywise Arts Yahoo community we just finished up a fun owl shaped fat book swap and what a “hoot” it has been!

First up is Karen Slusher’s  fanciful owl:

Karen SlusherSporting layered flowers with gems for eyes, beaded trim “feet”, a heart shaped micro beaded beak and heart shaped micro beaded wings. 

While the wings are really clever and adorable, the pink feathered ears are really my favorite feature!  Ü

Hugs, Suzanne