Friday 9 September 2022

Into the woods

Miri is setting our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week — she’d like to see woods and forests represented in some way. I decided to combine with the current challenge at Lost Coast where the team would like to see at least three stamps being used on our cards. 

I stamped the trees background directly onto the card base and brushed on a little ink in blue shades, stamped and cut out the owl and tucked him behind a die cut frame (black card dusted with Perfect Pearls in autumn shades). I coloured the card outside the frame with a black marker and added oak leaves cut from a larger stamped image. I was aiming for foreground with leaves then owl, background with bare trees but I can’t quite convince myself the oak leaves look right — maybe it will grow on me!

Sorry the photo looks a bit washed out, it was the best I could manage on a particularly dreary morning here in Northumberand. Hopefully any owls around here have good shelter - apparently they're not waterproof!

Trees backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Oak branch (Beeswax Stamps)
Twit Twoo (Indigo Blu)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate, Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers)

Stitched square frame die (Paper Rose)
Copic markers
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Heirloom Gold, Bronze, Copper)
Black Fineliner


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a magnificent owl in the forest, Joanne! Just love the frame going off edge too - such a great design!!

Wavejumper said...

That is an esp nice owl and I like your coloring. The trees are great-nice idea to pop a branch in sideways for a bolder/closer look. I really like sending the frame off the card and converting a square into what would like like a rectangle. I like the leaves-they are definitely in the front.

hugs Margot

Sue said...

What a lovely card, I like those oak leaves! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx