Thursday, 4 June 2020

A Hoot

Looking through a box of stamps for some inspiration I came across the set which included this quirky owl.  I seem to remember that at the time this was a definite 'must have' and to my shame it has probably languished out of sight for longer than I'd like to admit.  However I stamped and coloured this one and I must say I was a bit disappointed that the outline is rather thick but nothing to be done about that although I do wish it had been a much finer line. Nevertheless I did enjoy colouring it to while away part of a hot afternoon. Coloured with pencils and then trimmed into a rectangle - had intended using a shaped die but couldn't find one of suitable shape and/or size.  When putting the card together I thought it just needed an extra something so I die cut two feathers and added them along with a sentiment from a different stamp set.

Thankfully it seems to be rather cooler today after the wet day we had yesterday - gardens were badly in need of some rain even if it does make the grass grow!!

Background Paper - Artylicious from my stash
Owl Stamp - by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions
Words - from Owl Stamp set by Joanna Sheen
Feathers - Hot Off the Press die
Coloured - using Polychromos pencils


  1. A fantastic card Val, I love the colours that you've used too.

    Sue xx

  2. Hi Val

    A fun image .. .. and I love the colours you have used.

    The die cut feathers make a great embellishment.

    Funny how we have stash that fall in the "must have" bracket and then we forget they are there.

    I often look back on my blog to remind myself of exactly what is lurking in both my physical and digital stash.

    Much cooler here today too .. .. .. and yesterday's rain was very welcome as the lawns were going a bit brown and dry.

    Enjoy today!

    Love Jules xx

  3. Your owl card is brilliant Val...he's so quirky just love him and the colours


  4. Hi Val,
    oh I love owls and have them every where in the house.
    So I can I not love this gorgeous card.
    That owl stamps is fabulous and you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Love your super design as well.
    I remember Sam Poole and have a few of her stamps, but wish I had this one.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Great card, Val. I love owls and this one is so cute. The addition of the feathers is perfect. xx