Hi friends! I went to my LSS yesterday and purchased some more fun supplies to play with. One of the purchases was this Paper Smooches set called Hooties (love that name!) and the matching dies. Well, I'm a messy crafter and now can not find the die for this owl! I guess it's karma because I just commented on someone's blog who said she misplaced part of a stamp she cut apart, but found it later. I'm thinking it's in my trash can. I've looked in there two times, but I think I need to do a better job in there. I'm so mad!
Anyway, I cut the owl out of watercolor paper and stamped the image using Archival jet black ink. He's colored with Distress markers and a water brush. I added glossy accents to his eyes. The branch in the stamp set has a paisley pattern on it and it didn't work well with my pattern paper. So I stamped it, cut it out, and used Hero Arts latte chalk ink to color the back side of the branch. I just used the ink to paper technique to color it. Then I ran it through the wood grain impression plate. The main ivory panel was also run through the wood grain impression plate. To finish it off, I added the happy birthday sentiment (can you see it on the bottom?), button and twine, and the crystals.
The sketch is from this week's Seize the Sketch challenge.
I'm also hooking this up with the Catered Crop birthday challenge. This is a new challenge to me, so I'm hoping I'm legal in entering
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hooties and Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Vintage cream, aqua mist (PTI), watercolor paper, Find and Dandy (MME)
Ink: Archival jet black, latte chalk ink (Hero Arts), Distress markers: spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, mustard seed, old paper, walnut stain
Accessories: Hooties dies (Paper Smooches), wood grain impression plate (PTI), button, twine, crystals, glossy accents