Sunday, 21 May 2017

Owl in a good day's work

Yesterday was one of those very rare days when my friend Mary and I got together to mess around crafting, without a specific purpose in mind. She brought over her new crafty stash and I got out all of my new bits and we had a play. In the end I think I came out of it very well as I used a lot of her new stamps. I think it's a great idea to craft together. We can all get a bit comfortable sticking to the same style or favourite brands. Good to shake it up sometimes!

We used my new stamp positioner and both agree that it's a very useful tool, especially for large stamps, or for adding the final sentiment without fear of making a mistake! It's also great for over-stamping the same image in several colours. I stamped the owl first in vintage photo. Then I inked it up in walnut stain, but removed the ink from the centre with a baby wipe. Finally I inked it in black and removed all of the ink except for the very edges. I drew out some of the colour with a waterbrush. I did the same with the moon using weathered wood and faded jeans.

So far I've only finished one card but watch this space as I get round to making the others up. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely Sunday whatever you're up to. xx

Materials used:
Hobby Art: Orla owl
Creative Expressions: dreamy sentiments
Distress Ink
Archival Ink


  1. Wow, that looks really good now.

  2. A lovely card, using a lovely (and it looks large indeed) owl, Claire!
    Great technique, I have also such stamp positioner tool that I recently bought, and I totally agree with you, it's really useful to avoid the usual mistakes we all do in the case you describe well! :)
    How lucky you are to have a very good friend near you who shares your passion! You must have really a spent a great time playing together and doing cards. Xx

  3. This is nice Claire, love how you've put this together. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx


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