Sunday, 1 September 2019

* Crafts Galore Encore: Autumn Owlet


September brings another Anything Goes challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

The sponsor this month is the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy who are offering the winner 3 digistamp images. 

Fabrika Fantasy kindly gave the DT some images to work with. I chose this Autumn Owlet
Here is my project:

I coloured the owl with Copic markers and added some white Posca pen highlights. I lightly inked the background of the image with Distress Oxides in Stormy Sky and Antique Linen and added a few patches of Vintage Photo to give it a grungy look. I distressed the edges of the image card with scissors, inked them with Vintage Photo and matted onto kraft card.
The background is brayered Distress Oxides. I used a variety of colours including Picked Fence, Fossilised Amber, Spiced Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo. I brayered Snowflake chalky acrylic paint over the top to tone the colours down a bit. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut a pattern from the top left corner of the background. The edges of the inky background were inked with Ranger black archival ink and it was matted onto kraft card. I added some Vintage Photo ink to the kraft card under the die cut pattern so that the background was be more prominent through the holes.  
 The image was popped on foam pads and I made a paper flower using a Heartfelt Creations die and die cut some Tim Holtz foliage to make a cluster. I added some cheesecloth to the left side of the image and tucked the flower and foliage in place interspersed with some dried flowers.                                     

Many thanks to Dmitry at Fabrika Fantasy for generously sponsoring and supporting this challenge. We hope you'll pop over to the shop to see the many lovely products on sale.

Also, please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DTs wonderful designs. 

We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Creations #397 AG 08/09
A Gem of a Challenge #17 AG 09/09
Cardz TV #97 AG 12/09
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #113 AG 14/09
2 CraftyCritter Crazies #30 AG 25/09
A Perfect Time To Craft #9 AG 27/09
Crafty Animals #30 AG 27/09
Fabrika Fantasy #34 Autumn 28/09
Classic Design Team Challenge #9 AG 29/09
Lovet o Craft #38 AG 30/09
Love to Scrap #125 AG 30/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Wow Carole this is a stunning card. I love how you have coloured the owlet. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Carole, this is incredible! I love those deep, rich, REGAL earth tones, and the highlights that bring it to life! It's beautiful! hugs, de

  3. it's very beautiful Carole

    gr karin

  4. A gorgeous card Carole. Fabulous rich earthy tones and a cute image xx

  5. Wow! Love all layers Carole! Beautiful card!

  6. Great colouring of this image and love all the layers. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  7. Amazing coloring! I just love this card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Carole, that owl is precious and I love the big flower embellie! I'm delighted to see you playing along and supporting our "Critters" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Awwwwwwwww, cute overload! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jackie DT

  10. What a beautiful project. I love your coloring and the embellishments that were added. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Kyla DT for

  11. An amazing autumn card. Love the background colors and different textures. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  12. What a fabulous card! The background is beautiful and I just adore that die-cut you used on the background. Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  13. Gorgeous project Carole. Love the owl.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #113. We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions


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