Saturday, July 27, 2013

Owls about this.

I have finally gotten round to using one of the House of Zandra stamps that I bought at the beginning of the month at the Newbury show. This one is called Barny and whilst not especially a Christmas stamp I thought with the hat and scarf, using the right colours  and a little decoupage I could turn him into one.


 The blue night sky design paper is part of a 12"x12" that I had sent to me by a kind blogging friend in America. It actually has a Christmas snow scene along the bottom which I have cut and saved for another day (Already used some of it on previous card). I found colouring him in using Promarkers was quite hard for some reason even though I had used the correct paper and Memento ink pad.
It didn't help that having already decided to decoupage I needed to colour in 4 identical owls to get enough for the layering effect. (Never make life simple when complicated will do!)


 I created the sentiment using Britannia word and alphabet dies. The lower case set is quite small to use and you do  need to work out which letters are which from a process of elimination but I like working with them and they are surprisingly easy to glue and stick to the card. A side view of card below showing the layering which I used 2mm foam pads for.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #7:. Anything thing goes Christmas cards
Me and Mine #8: Beat the Christmas Rush.
Stamping for Pleasure: Rudolph day 25th Monthly.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #82: Use your snippets (blue sheet had already been cut into)
I love Promarkers #178: Christmas in July and must use Markers pens.
Ruby's Rainbow #59: Layer it up.

21 comments:

  1. The 3 D decoupage has really brought the xmas owl to life.Awesome!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  2. Such a cute little owl Mrs A. I love your design :) Cathy x

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  3. Well, I am glad you persevered as this is one cute card! That little owl is such a cutie pie!

    The dark blue lightly dotted paper is perfect for the background of your aperture...looks like the night sky!

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  4. a fantastic card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  5. Hi Mrs A . . . this card is a HOOT! I like the way you made the owl festive.

    Thanks for joining in.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  6. Darn it. Sandra pinched my line!
    This is a gorgeous card. You have so much patience with decoopage (as someone famous says it!). I would have filed it by now!
    Hugs and owl be seeing you.
    xx

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  7. What a wonderful cute owl. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. (I deleted your wrong link) x

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  8. Brilliant work Mrs A - the owl is absolutely perfick for Christmas and the night sky is amazing. Wow, you do tackle layers when decoupaging don't you?! Just beautifully made.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. This is so sweet Mrs A ! Love the little owl... Hugs, blessing and love from Catherine

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  10. Beautiful,love the design and fab image.xxx

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  11. Brilliant card, super cool image and love the de-coup and a great sentiment.

    Kath x

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  12. Very very cute! Love the owl stamp and how you've decoupaged him! Karen x

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  13. Wonderful decoupage. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

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  14. Your owl is adorable - great job done turning him into a festive owl too.

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  15. Mrs A your card and 3d decoupage is brilliant x

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  16. Owl'l be darned! Look at how adorable that hooter is dressed up for Christmas! Love it, Mrs. A!!

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  17. "Owl" say this is very cute to dress him with a winter scarf and hat. Clever and Creative...

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  18. You did indeed make your little owl look very Christmas. This is a lovely card, and I'm in love with those Britannia dies! As I'm reading through the 'hows', this was a lotta work, and very complex with the little pieces on his clothing especially. Thought your inky coloring just perfect. TFS & I'll sign the petition.

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  19. Great card, love the 3D owl,thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  20. What a super card - love the owl.

    Toni xx

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