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Monday, 4 June 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 213

When I went to Ally Pally in April, one of the stalls had lots of very reduced stamps, including some from Studio Light - which isn't a brand I was previously familiar with. I bought several, and thought this one would be perfect in a birthday card for my son.

The image background and background papers were made by 'smooshing' Distress Ink in various shades of blue with water. For the background, I then added some texture using a variety of stamps, including ones from Inkylicous, Crafty Individuals, and Creative Stamping magazine.  I added some very soft blue repeats of the owl itself, but they're hard to pick out in the photo. Finally, I added a sentiment in Versafine ink.

The image was also stamped in Versafine, and I added some pencil in a goldy shade to warm up the paler ares of the bird, and some grey to the branch.

I do like that stamp. It's a lovely image, and there's so much detail on it, it needs very little to bring it to life.

I used Kraft card for matting. The colour was perfect for this, although I've got to say, it's not my favourite card. I can't help trying to hide the imperfections inherent on this type of card!

5 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Loving the stamp too and especially how you used it. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I am a huge owl fan, I actually have a guest bedroom in my house that we call "the owl room" because I have my owl collection in there.

I am having a prize giveaway on my blog, stop by if you would like to enter to win!

Hugs,
Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Josephine love the beautiful owl.
Hugs Julie xxx

Judy McKay said...

Love the owl Josephine. Great male card. Have a creative week. Judy

Sall said...

Ohhh Owl is such a gorgeous creature.

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