I came up with this idea yesterday, to put an Owl in a Barn. I thought I could make the beams from the tree bark embossing folder, and somehow make a suitable background. It did mean getting very inky, I had autumnal fingers! Inked the card for the folders first, and then used the brayer to blend it all. Worked out where I wanted the beams to go, inked the card again to pick up the wood grain using the brayer, which then gave me an idea for the background. In inking the wood grain embossed card, the brayer picked up the pattern, so I used it for the background.
I felt that there ought to be foliage, luckily BJ sent me a whole bag of the stuff ages ago, so I recoloured some of it and arranged over the 'log' that the owl is sitting on. I'd curved the piece of card and glued it down, took quite a bit of 3D glue on the Owl to ensure he was sitting on the log.
As requested just went to check on mum, to make sure she is awake as Strictly is on, she was fast asleep so woke her up as she'd asked, got my head bitten off... so she can snooze from now on.
Back to blogging... where was I?
Already started working on a new piece, had the background made, so it was a case of finding some bits and bobs to go on to it.
But need to get going on the calendars again, got a fair coming up and we need stuff to sell. I will stamp the pieces and then assemble them, won't take long as I know what it needs to look like. Also took apart one creation on the canvas board, it was too messy.
Here's my promarker owl, still think the effect is amazing, it wasn't what I intended to do, such a lovely flopportunity!
A good day, lovely crafting session, very satisfying. I can only hope that the rest of the week follows suit.
Hope you've all had a good weekend, and have a good week.