Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thoughtful Owl

I love owls. I don't know why, but owls and penguins have a special place in my mind. When I saw this cute owl stamp by Hero Arts, I just couldn't resist getting it! I finally got it inky for this card.

I chose Operation Write Home's Sketch #200 for my design:

I stamped the owl on a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then heat embossed it with Recollections Detail Clear embossing powder, and used watercolors to color him in. When I painted the background, I decided to put a light grey under him to ground him. It reminded me of the book, "Owls in the Family." One of the owls in the story is rescued by a boy. For some reason, the owl (named Wol) never flies. He just walks everywhere he goes! So the grey made me think of concrete, with the owl walking (or in this case, standing) on it.

I chose my patterned papers from Basic Grey's "Fiction" 6x6" paper pad. The greeting comes from Hero Arts' "Missing You" stamp set. I stamped that on a piece of cream colored cardstock in Versafine, and clear heat embossed that as well. Finally, I assembled the card according to the sketch. I chose a mid-tone brown cardstock to mat all the pieces, and a pink button from my stash for the embellishment. Once I got the card front put together, I mounted it to an A2-size card base. As a finishing touch, I added some Glossy Accents to the owl's eyes and beak, just to give a bit of shine.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Hero Arts' "Nature" challenge
Virginia's View Challenge #13: "Embossing"
a2z Scrapbooking's March Challenge: "Color It In"


  1. Beautiful coloring on your owl and fab take on the sketch! Thank you so much for playing along with us at a2z! We love seeing your creations in our gallery, Andrea!

  2. Nice card, love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

  3. Love all of your fun painting ... so very glad you joined us at a2z scrapbooking.

  4. Cute card --- I've never seen the Hero Arts Owl Stamp - I am guessing it's a oldie but goodie!

    Thanks for sharing your card at the a2z Challenge!

  5. I was just looking at this stamp in the store! You've convinced me to buy it! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

  6. awww. so cute, glad you joined in again at a2z!!

  7. Love that owl! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!


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