My intention for the afternoon was to use my other new owl stamp and make a calendar. I remembered I had this embossing folder, so once the card was embossed I inked it up, then applied the Radiant Rains (Julia they are on the CnC site, and you will like them!) I used the copper and gold, which when well with mahogany and rusted hinges inks. So left that to dry, on top of TV, a great drying place! And turned my attention to the background.
I cut the flourish with the Marianne dies, and inked it, it is pearlescent card, so wasn't taking the ink as I'd liked, but it was working as a branch..
With all the inking it took all afternoon, I needed to make the 'bark' pop, so just matted and layered it. I like the owl because of his quirkiness. He's part of a much bigger stamp, Woodware range. I like the rusty hinge ink, TH range, but you do need to be careful as it can be a very strong colour, so there was lots of dabbing. The whole thing is stuck onto a piece of chipboard, which is for a book, but I've used to make the calendars.
Yes I was at my desk! I am so happy with it, and it will be even better once I get the stash all sorted, it is a bit of a jumble at the moment, so I need to do some sorting out this week. The desk seems to have made all the difference, which sounds silly, but just having everthing to hand makes life easier, plus the stash isn't being spread round the room anymore. And at the end I just close it all up! Brilliant.
Hope you've had a good weekend, not managed to make any challenges this weekend... again! Tho think the Owl may qualify for a few. Thanks for stopping by, it is much appreciated.