Monday, 17 February 2020

Owl Always Be There For You

 Hello crafters!  I started with this sultry background for the owl card.  I selected a piece of black card and used Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon pixie powders all over it.  I was quite heavy handed as I wanted it to be very intense with colour.  Next I cut the tree stump from the Moonlit Owl set three times out of tan card.  I inked them with Vintage Photo distress ink to deepen the colour too.  I cut the root section off of two of them, then stacked them to look like a larger tree.  I cut several of the branches from both the Moonlit Owl and the Wise Old Owl die set and inked the branches with Vintage Photo and the leaves with Forest Moss.  I added the branches across the areas where the stumps were connected to hide the lines.  I cut the moon out of black gloss card and glued it in the upper corner with owl in white coming across it.  I added the sentiment in white to the lower corner and cut several and stacked them before gluing them in place.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  7 1/4"  x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now. Sue x                                                             






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45 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is just incredible, love the moody colour of the background, these owl dies are on my wish list. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A powerful sultry sample to start the week, I read a bedtime story to my granddaughter Saturday evening about an owl that could only 'Twi't and was trying to find a friend owl that could 'T'woo' at the very back of the book it explains it takes 2 owls to sing the 'Twi't T'woo. I meant to Google the facts as the set of books I read from had the meaning behind the story's - hmmm I must research this lol. Hope you have a great day designing and experimenting xxx

hazel young said...

A wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Yes it's true. A female calls its male breaking up the t'wit t'woo call. And I thought I was just gullible, but there again would a child's book give false wildlife info, obviously not, I'm happy 'our owl' found her soul mate in the story.

Muriel said...

Hello and all
Lovely sample to start the week, love the pixies of course, there are limitless combinations and colours to be made with them, love the effect on the black card here. The tree and leaves look great too, I can almost hear the owl
Hugs
Muriel x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a brilliant card to start the week, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.
A lovely story Steph.

Catherine Lyons said...

A fabulous card Sue.
Catherine v94

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant card today. Love the pixie powders, so versatile.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today, love the pixie powders.

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x the background looks amazing x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very striking card today, love the blue background.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love the fact you have used a black gloss card to create the moon

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card, design and colours. The sentiment is really good too xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very dramatic card and it's so imaginative. How you must have loved creating this atmosphere. Stunning. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a brilliant card for the men ...especially the bird watchers. And the owl flying across the moon looks spectacular. The pixie powder sky is fabulous and looks like midnight skies. A great card. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

dj from kettering mOo said...



As above, a very dramatic card today, love where
your imagination takes you,



Doreen x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful background to owl in flight. This card is so realistic looking & would be ideal in a frame as a picture. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card.
Lydia
X

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Hello Sue and all.
Again it's taken ages to find our blog this morning and I'm hoping my PC will behave better tomorrow.
Having now found today's offering it is worth the wait as it is beautiful. Owls are generally not on my list of 'wants' but I may change that. I really love the background too.

Hope to be here again tomorrow.
Hugs.
Marie P.

Valerija said...

SO GORGEOUS!
Valerija xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very atmospheric card today, love the intense colour of the pixie powder background

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Handmade by Donna x said...

Morning Sue and everyone, a very striking card indeed. I still need blue pixie powders lol. I do like these dies but not sure I would get my use out of them. I need to make more cards to what I like rather than what people want hahaha. Hugs Donna x
Ps. My favourite is the big owl x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Pat L above has stolen my word lol. My first thought was how atmospheric is this card. Love the deep blue sky which shows the black moon and lovely white owl up to perfection. Clever work with the tree stump, who else but you would have thought of turning it into a whole tree.

Frances

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Mary hope you dont mind me replying I read your comment and I signed up to get emails and the email comes every morning taking me straight to the card for the day x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great Male card.
Doreen R

Handmade by Donna x said...

Yes definitely and I need to make more of what I like too lol. Thank you x

DeCor said...

A wonderful card. Great for males but also a perfect sympathy cars for a close friend

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card! Love Jean xxx

lindyloo12Somerset said...

The pixie powders look great on the black card, another card that is suitable for a man or a woman!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Sue love the tree with those leaves
Gr Karin

Scottydog said...

I just love owls so this card is certainly a winner for me, especially with the pixie powder background. I was lucky to see two barn owls last week in the wild, really brightened my week! Thank you Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
I love the owl, and the sky, (pixie powders, so what more to say!)
Great card,
Hugs
Rose

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue very impressed with the beautiful colours love the card as I Love birds xxxthank you sue
Love always xxxxl june horrocks xxxxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
I collect owls so do love this card. Have made a birthday card for my friend but have used your larger owl as it's the only one that I possess.
Like the way you have made the tree.
Hugs xxx Pauline

Suzzette Yandle said...

This is an awesome card. Love the depth you created with the pixies. Your dark and light areas compliment the design. Clever of you to make a tall tree from your tree trunk. By the way, your tree trunk would make a good nest for your flamingos depending on the size differences between the birds and the tree trunk. Unfortunately, I don't have this tree trunk die or I would have used it on a January sample. Thank you for sharing. Hugs

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the sultry background, just the thing to set off the white owl.

Lisbeth

Eunice Astle said...

Love your card Sue, the background makes the Owl pop!!!!!

Judy Hollers said...

Your beautiful Pixie background is the perfect backdrop for an owl to fly around in! Great cards, love all the textured embellishments. Hugs!

ursula said...

Just love that vibrant pixie background, stunning colour, lovely backing for the theme of the card...luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

Great card. Such depth of colour. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Owl collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Fikreta said...

Its a beautiful card!

CCM said...

Lovely cad with a beautiful background.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all
Carmen-Dorothy