Tuesday 11 August 2015

Owl's fan

Welcome to a scheduled post to announce the latest challenge over at Addicted to Stamps.
This week its -


So anything that you have to make a mark with! Pens, inks, thread, embossing, endless possibilities.

This is my card for the DT and a couple of challenges out there!

I used the sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch for the layout and had one eye on the OLC challenge over at Less is More.
Using a bit of waste from cutting out a branch as a guide, I sketched in the position of the branch then stamped the owl from Paper Smooches Chubby Pals where I wanted it. After masking the owl with a fussy cut owl on a post it, I inked the background through a tree stencil with Tumbled Glass DI.
I used Copics to colour the owl and branch and then added some Glossy Accents to the eyes. Not sure what happened with the GA as the eyes look a tad yellow in this photo, must be something to do with the light reflecting!
This is currently winging its way to a very old friend and ex neighbour, who used to take me to football matches when I was in my teens. She is a sports fanatic and a very keen Sheffield Wednesday supporter. We have this thing that I try to send her something linked to owls, nickname of Sheffield Wednesday FC, for birthdays and Christmas. This is this year's offering! Apprently she has kept them all from years gone by!
Anyway why not join us over at ATSM.
This week we are sponsored by

who are offering a 20$ gift certificate to the lucky winner chosen by the DT.


I'm joining in at -


"Less is More"
OLC- The eyes have it!


  1. I guessed this was Audrey's card straight away! Lovely, mum. Love the trees.

  2. Your owl is darling, especially with that fabulous branch he's sitting on, in his forest of blue! Your friend will treasure this one, along with all the others!

  3. That owl is such a HOOT Julie! He really makes me smile!! I love the background and the coloring on your image! :)

  4. What a hoot!! That stenciled background looks great! I love the raised eyes!

  5. Well this is a super card to add to her collection Jules. It's brilliant and so well thought out xx

  6. Absolutely brilliant card and fabulous too.

  7. Dear Jules, what a cute owl card! Isn´t it funny, that we both had the idea to enter the Eyes on layer challenge with our design team ATSM cards at SLIM as well? hihi. And you are completely right, your owl could be a brother of my monster and actually I posted their big uncle for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge (the sketch challenge, that you used here), haha! So fun to be on the same path with you!
    Monster hugs from stemeplfrida

  8. Love your owl card and the way you have stencilled the trees in the background

  9. Cute owl Jules and I love that stencilled background, so apt! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers CAS! Hazel xx

  10. Super-dee-duperly cute! Those googly eyes crack me up. Great combination of challenges too. Melissa xo

  11. That background Amazing
    Lovely coloring the Image
    And great CAS layout
    Luv your DT card teamie...adorable made..
    Hugs.Monika (teamie)

  12. I love owls! Very cute card!!!
    Lilian ATSM teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  13. I just LOVE this paper smooches set Julie ... not sure why I didn't use it myself as you've whooped in with a stunner! Love that cute owl and what a fabulous stencil BG. Simply AWESOME
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  14. Oh, this is fabulous! I love the stencilling behind the owl! Great take on the sketch!

  15. This is so adorable Jules. I'm sure your friend will love it! Great masking with the owl and sponged trees. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  16. Super eyes Julie and a really super backdrop for this really cute owl!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. Fab card Julie, I love your stencilled background
    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  18. So cute! Love the masked window :)

  19. Such a fun card and great job with the masking, Julie. Thank you for sharing at Happy Little Stampers.

  20. I've had this PS set for a while now and still not used it! I think your trees behind the owl look amazing, such a great design, Julie.
    Thanks for linking up at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers
    Anita x

  21. Such a darling owl, and I love how you stenciled your background! Really fabulous OLC, Julie!

  22. Super cute!! Love the background and owl!!


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