Thursday, July 29, 2010

Keesh's Challenge - Little Owl


Here is a second (late night) entry for Keesh's Sketch Challenge #33:-


This little owl has been floating around on my workspace for a while & I decided he needed a hollow to sit in!  Keesh's sketch worked perfectly:-


As you can see, I have replaced the top two "stripes" with leafy twigs (using the Bird Punch). 

I have created a "shadow box" card.  The front panel of the tree trunk has been cut from Close to Cocoa cardstock which has been embossed with a Fiskars texture plate.  It was then chalked to add some "depth".  The twigs were punched from Kiwi Kiss cardstock, trimmed, coloured with pencils,chalked & shaped.  The back panel of the card was cut from Basic Black cardstock to create the hollow.

The sentiment was computer generated & a heart brad was added.  The oval has been popped up on dimensionals onto the scalloped oval & layered onto Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon.

The cute little owl is a digi image from artist/illustrator Dustin Pike.  He (the owl!) has been printed onto watercolour paper & coloured with stamp pad inks & an aquapainter.  His beak & claws have been given a coat of Crystal Effects.

Shadow box cards are really quick & fun to make, & they flatten out to go into an envelope.  :)

Card Components
Cardstock:  Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolour Paper
Stamps:  Owl by Dustin Pike
Inks:  Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Crystal Effects, Heart Brad, Pencils, SU Stampin Pastels (chalks), Bird Punch, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Texture Plate, CM Cutting Ovals

3 comments:

Lynne Armstrong said...

LOVE your Mr Owl Helen...he's soooo very cute...and his little tree house is gorgeous :) Beautiful colouring.
Hugs :)

Pam S said...

The wee owl is soooooo cute! I just LOVE your card! Awesome job!!

Christine Blain said...

Oh, Helen, this is FANTASTIC!! Your projects always bring a smile to my face. Love the owl, and your creativity. Great card!