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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Tando 3rd Birthday Bloghop!

Hello...did you all enjoy the retailers bloghop that Tando Creative organised for you?  There were some amazing prizes!!!!  We are ending our celebrations over at ~Tando Creative  Blog~ with our own DT BLOGHOP!  There is a special prize to be had this time :D  I hope that you have enjoyed our week of fun and hopefully managed to grab a prize :D  For the bloghop we decided to revisit some of the earlier Tando chipboard.

If you are hopping:
You should have come from my lovely friend ~Kaz~
Go off to see  the fabulous  ~Joanne (Angelnorth)~  next.

One of the 1st pieces that I worked on 3 years ago was a large owl on a canvas. ( Isn't it funny how you look back on your work and just cringe inside, even though you loved it at the time? hahahahaha!!!!! )  This versatile owl was launched on 1st November 2009!!!!  I used the same size canvas and had another go at it...3 years later and this is what I came up with...



...and there is the one from 3 years ago, though he does look like he is stuck in the headlights!  Of course you may prefer it  :D ....


Thank you for hopping by today, HUGS xxx

37 comments:

Katherine (sutty) said...

They are both great, love the crackling on the new owl...I still haven't perfected crackle painting...but I think that is 'cos I can be impatient!! :D

Janet said...

Hi Karen,both canvas's are great,the owl is fab,have to admit I've not seen him before,must go shopping to find him.
Janet x

Carol said...

Karen love both of your owls! X

Gez said...

Beautiful owls, gorgeous attention to details, love the both xx

Tracey-B said...

I know what you mean, I love how we grow all the time with our creativity... I love the owl on both projects but the effects used on the current one are lovely and right up my street!

Suzi said...

Hi Karen, I think they are both amazing. I think It's wonderful looking back on old projects, it shows how much we've progressed with our hobby (obsession) lol.
Hugs
Suzi x

Claudia said...

What a cool owl. You made a very nice card!
Claudia

Karen said...

I like both of these as although similar they are very different

PiHi said...

Lovely owls! Both look very cute :)

cbee said...

Wow, I have to say that I love both canvases! Can't decide which one I prefer! ... the owl is really cute and you colord it so beautifully - on both!!

Kay said...

I think they are both great, and I love all things owl so why do I not have one of these?!

Angelnorth said...

They're both fun but I definitely prefer the eyes on the recent one and the neutral colours look fab!

ionabunny said...

Hi Karen, I have a bit of a soft spot for owls so love both of these. The colours on the second owl are amazing. Is that a paper? Or a trade secret? Ha ha. Love the little poem.

Diane said...

Thanks so much for sharing your old canvas along with your latest edition. I agree completely with your last comment though, in that some may prefer your older one; it's all in the eye of the beholder. As crafters though, we like to think our style has progressed. I'm still waiting for mine to do so but I'm enjoying the journey anyway :-)

Dawn Louise said...

I like both, each different and great to look at. enjoyed your projects this week x

Craftyfield said...

Your old owl is nothing to cringe about, more "fun" than the "wise" new owl but both are delightful !

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so fun! Love the first one especially, so much great texture on that owl!

butterfly said...

I do like them both, but the earthy neutrals of your latest take are my favourite - gorgeous!
Alison x

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Karen, I don't know why you're cringing at the first one, hes till looks cute to me! xxx

Net said...

How sweet!

You'd never guess they were related lol

They both beautiful!

Denise and Louise said...

That owl is adorable and I love them both!!
Denise xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

What a fun idea to show an older and new piece using the same owl! I think both canvases are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

LindaS said...

LOL I LOOOVE YOUR OWLS epecially the eyes looks totally cool.

Amber said...

Hey, I LOVE all things owly, so I like both of them!!

Joanna said...

I like both owls :)

Ginger said...

It is all just down to how your tastes change. I some real cringey stuff that will never be shown to the world.lol

Craftychris said...

Loving the owl! Two very different projects, both are fabulous. If I had to choose a favourite it would be the more recent one - I love the more delicate colours. But as I said, both are fab! xx

Rosalee said...

Beautiful cards Karen. Love all the details and the sentiment on the first.
Hugs, Rosalee

jan.safc.73 said...

wonderful love the owls like them both but my fav is the latest one he looks so kool xx thanks Janice

Traceyr said...

Karen I love them both haha! The owl covered in patterned paper just looks like he is going to a party. :)

Dawn said...

Awe bless, what lovely memories for you all at Tando, what a fab way to do a b-day blog hop.
I love both your owls honey, they are gorgeous.
Huge hugs x x x x

Von said...

What have you got to cringe abour karen lol they are so different but both stunning :)
Von ♥

beadz said...

How fun to revisit the same owl. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

Ooooo I love Owls and have not seen him before..... like both projects Karen know what you mean about looking back though.... lol

MaggieH

Susie Bentz said...

Like fine wine, you - and your owl - have improved with time. I love making canvases - thanks for the inspiration!

Lottie said...

Wow these are truly amazing canvasses and so different - brilliant

tracy said...

i love them both karen :)