Wednesday, 4 June 2014

lots of owls

Since Moira introduced me to the Hobby Art owl stamps, I have become quite addicted to these cute little guys - and I don't normally do cute! Customers at the Country Market like them too, and they often go as quickly as I can make them, it does take ages cutting them out. They are all coloured with promarkers and on distress ink backgrounds.
Branches on the edge of cards are using a Clarity stamp stencil, and the tree trunks in the background of another are also from a Clarity stencil.
The woodgrain effect was done using a Sizzix embossing folder, inking it up with brown ink and then pressing a  sheet of paper over the top - I repeated this 3 times to cover an A4 sheet of card, so that I could cut out two 6"sq pieces. Distress inks in brown and green were randomly sponged on the card to create a weathered effect, then i used a small circle die to cut the nest hole out.
The cut out bit was sponged with darker inks, then glued in place on the base card - place the main piece of card on the base first, then glue the cutout into the hole to make sure it all fits properly. The big owl was glued onto the 'hole' piece, the the main piece of card glued down and the baby owls perched on the rim of the hole. Remaining big owl sits on a diecut branch from the Stampin Up bird punch.


  1. Owls are always popular and these little chaps are brilliant - cute but not in a really kitsch way. Love your various backgrounds and layouts.

  2. Oh Veronica! What is happening to you?? They are very cute though and I love all your backgrounds x

    1. sorry Janet, normal service will be resumed shortly!

  3. These owls really are cute and you have made them into lovely cards.
    Jean x

  4. I don't normally do cute either, but these are more characterful than cute (I think I've just made that word up!). Anyway, I'm really glad you have fallen in love with them.

  5. Love your owl cards they are lovely and so cute. No wonder they sell quickly. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. They really are very cute little owls. Well done for making three quite different cards with them. I love them all, but especially the third one. Kate x


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