Monday, August 26, 2013

D is for Dusk.

I completely missed the deadline for the Craft Barn challenge but have created my page anyway so that my book will be complete. I made an owl tag about a year ago and it had been hanging on my notice board behind my desk ever since. Whilst pondering on what word to choose I suddenly realised that he fitted the bill perfectly for 'Dusk' so with a little bit of snipping here and there  and  inking a moon into the background I remade Mr Owl .
The page already had a wash of pale pink tester paint on it so left it and just coloured the dictionary page using distress inks in two shades of blue.  Looking at the post I did for the tag I see that the owl image came from a freebie site here and that I had coloured the branch using a brown Promarker and black chalk. The background was a piece of old sheeting which I had dyed using  blackberry juice, chalks in purple ,blue & black and distress ink pads in blue and brown.
 
 
The stamp is by Crafty individuals CI-234 and stamped onto the cloth with black stazon ink pad. I cut the piece down, repositioned the owl and put a moon in the background by using a circle die cut on an odd bit of paper to make a stencil and used a yellow distress ink pad.
A snippet of navy ribbon just finished the page of nicely.  Not entering into any challenges as he owl had already been posted as a tag.
 
 
 
 


18 comments:

  1. Stunning Mrs A - love the owl and such a lovely dusky atmosphere too.

    I don't mind if he's been published on a tag before, you remade him into a lovely card and added a snippet of ribbon to boot. Do feel free to come and play - can you smell the cake baking yet? I thought not, it's a bit too early for me to be standing over the oven! AND, you snitched about the cake too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. Hi Mrs A, Fabulous page, love the image and background.
    Avril xx

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  3. Beautiful owl and a lovely page to complete your book. You are quite right about the idea of that monster spider crawling round the house at night. I had to know he had gone and I just hope he does not return. According to the radio this morning, we are due for a plague of them any time now, so I suspect my spider catcher will get a lot more use. Have a good day. xx Maggie

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  4. gorgeous! love the owl, my all time favourite bird, and he fits perfectlly with the 'd' for dusk page Karen x

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  5. Liking the way you have made that very much. Lots of layering and the owl on top.

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  6. Great page there Mrs! Love owls. They are always happy as they are having a hoot! Drawl!
    Hugs
    xx

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  7. Mrs A this is beautiful what a fab page x

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  8. This is a really lovely design , Val!
    The owl looks so well against his background.
    Just my colours!
    Xxx


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  9. Wow! I always love reading the how-to-s on your projects. This is so unique, and your snippet owl really fit the theme of your word. How wonderful that you could recycle him on such a neat project. I love that you stamped him on fabric & used the print background as you did. Never tried that (well, not successfully!). This is really neat, tfs. Hugs

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  10. I love your owl page - I need to play catch up too so my altered dictionary will be complete as well. I really like the word you chose and the wise owl too? who?
    Sandy

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  11. Loving your owl....looks great on your fab background :)

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  12. I love your journal pages. You are a wise one to have created such a "D" lightful page....As always, good job!

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  13. Very pretty tag with that owl, and I can't wait to see the completed book when you finish it!

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  14. Terrific page and very clever adding the owl to DUSK. Also good on you for keeping up. I have my dictionary ready but have a lot of letters to compelte.

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