Earlier in the week - Thursday - I spent some time in the craft room. I actually did some things that I haven't done in a while.
I have had this Steampunk Owl stamp (by Stampendous) for absolutely ages (like probably around 5 years!) and would occasionally look at it. Then the other day I was inspired by this post by Julia of Paradise Lost.
I am going to see if I can get some of those new birds by Tim Holtz whilst I'm away.
In the meantime, here is what I came up with. Can you see the key he is holding in his claws? :-)
I actually did some heat embossing! Yay me LOL!
I stamped the owl 4 times and then heat embossed, all four, after applying Moon Glow Two-tone Embossing Powder in Midnight Gold Obsidian. (Now this embossing powder is over 10 years old, but it took beautifully).
The owl is stamped on Recollections card stock in cream, all four times and then I coloured the owl with my limited supply (58 LOL!) of Copic markers. Because of the heat embossing no bleeding of the ink :-) The first layer is cut out using a Spellbinders Labels 8 die.
Of course I couldn't resist doing a little bit of decoupage on this owl. He is gorgeous!
I distressed the edges and then inked up with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The metal embellishments are all from Michaels, their Studio G range.
For the inside I added some of the same papers as the front, but also added this ticket as my message panel.
I forgot to tell you, all the designer papers are from the fabulous DCWV stack called The Timeless Type.
So, what do you think of my venture out of my comfort zone - does it look OK?
Do you think he looks better, with or without the key in his claws. Let me know :-)
So, that's it for today. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Craft Catz - Challenge #290: Golden Oldie (closes 3 Sept)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (closes 2 Sept)
Thanks for stopping by today.