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. :)
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