Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Animal magic - The Craft Barn Challenge

I've been a quiet watcher of the Craft Barn blog for a while now, but I couldn't resist their weekly challenge of 'animals' this week. I'm constantly making cards with an animal theme so I thought I would submit this one made with the hobby art owl stamp set.

To make this card;

Stamp the owl on to a patterned paper of your choice. Cut it out and add highlights to it with a white gelly roll pen. Set aside until later.

Cut out a circle using a fiskars large punch and stick it to your card where you want the moon to be, using some low tack tape.

Use clear versa ink on the little star stamp and stamp in the background. Emboss with a blue glittery embossing powder and colour the centre with a lilac promarker.

Use versa colour ink pads in a mix of blues and lilacs to create clouds, leaving some whiter areas for effect. Remove the circle mask and ink a cloud or two across the moon if so desired.

Stamp the branches and hanging hearts in black. Colour with promarkers and add stickles glitter to the hearts. Stamp your message in the lower right corner.

Use silver liquid pearls to add a few spots in the background.

Add your owl back in, in front of the moon, fixing it with 3d mount foam pads.

Mount your image on a dark colour and then on to a white card. You will notice I have left lower aligned the mounting to mirror the whites in the owl's eyes.

Sit back and admire your work!


  1. And so you should, sit back and admire your work....it's lovely! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn challenge.
    Jane x

  2. Fabulous sky. A lovely card.

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  4. Thank you! I'm glad you like it 😊