Sunday, January 23, 2011

owl at night

I just love how the hand cut textured paper that has been sponged looks like clouds and the night sky! I cased this more or less directly from Deanne Stewart-Mills article in the Vol 15 No 7 Australian Card Making, Stamping & Papercraft that came out last year. I don't usually case something but I just LOVED her cards made using this method. There is the most beautiful card in the magazine that she uses a swan stamp on - so I am now on the hunt for a swan stamp! lol
The colours are Night of Navy, Basic Black & Whisper White. I sponged the hand cut edges and added the starts (using my gel pen). The owl (from Fox & Friends) was pre-coloured with Stampin' Up! Markers and the branch is the 2 step bird punch.
You could put a sentiment on this but sometimes it's nice to have just the picture on the card to speak for itself. That way you can use it for ANY occasion!

I am starting my crafting classes this week, being the third Wednesday of the month. To start the year off we will have a FREE open crop- which means you can come and use my tools and toys just bring your own consumables (card stock, ribbon, adhesive etc) although some will be available to purchase in need. I am happy to help and guide you were you need, you can use my library of ideas and templates/tutorials or bring along your current project.
Come over any time from 12.30 onwards and I will supply home baked afternoon tea. Children are welcome - they can either craft with you or you can use my daughters child-sitting service (basically a small donation to her cake decorating supplies fund!) . Contact me for any further details or to reserve your spot!


  1. Gorgeous card Julia. You're right I think it's better without a sentiment.

  2. This is fab just might have to CAS it! Hope you don't mind.

  3. I have the same magazine Julia, and was going to CASE this idea myself. You bet me to it with this super cute recreation! Well done :-)

  4. Hey there!! I have only just found this. Thanks for liking my card!! I love those cards too and gee, I wish I knew where I have put them lol. I am glad you enjoyed making them. Did you teach this? And, how did everyone enjoy the technique.
    Keep up the great work.