Tuesday, 15 October 2019

* Rubber Dance: Mama Owl


Today I have an inky card to share made with a gorgeous stamp from Rubber Dance.

I have to say thank you to Dot Leatherbridge at Inked Art Designs from whom I took my inspiration for this card.

The focal image is Mama Owl on a branch. I made the background with Brushos (Dark Brown, Yellow and Orange mixed with Dark Brown to create a Burnt Sienna colour). The Brusho powders were mixed with water in little, lidded pots. I placed a circle gel plate in the centre of some 300gsm card and dipped my paintbrush into the colours and splattered them on to the card. When the Brushos were dry, I inked around the card edges with Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide Ink and then used Vintage Photo to ink closer to the edges. I used the dog rose (?) from the Antique Botanicals set to stamp around the edges in Vintage Photo and changed to Fossilised Amber to edge the white central circle. The edges of the card were inked with black archival ink.
Mama Owl and her branch were stamped onto a gelli print, made by splattering the diluted Brushos onto a gelli plate and taking a monoprint. I added some shadows and shading using pencils. I cut a slit into the card to thread the branch through and popped Mama Owl on foam tape for some dimension. The sentiment is cut from words stamped with the Mix A Sentiment #1 set.

The colours were taken from the Rubber Dance October colour challenge:

I am entering this card into the Path of Positivity Challenge.
If you haven't come across this blog challenge, then please hop over. It is run by Lisa and is all about positivity, motivation, inspiration and encouraging one another. As long as your project meets these criteria it is good for the challenge. There is also a monthly optional theme and October's is Courage.

That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Angies Digital Stamps #36 AG Opt Fall Colours 25/10
Crafty Calendar Oct Autumn Colours 28/10 TOP 3
Cafty Animals #31 AG 28/10
Stamping Sensations Oct Trees/Leaves/Autumn 30/10 TOP 3
Ellibelles Oct Stamp It 31/10
613 Avenue Create #226 AG Opt: Spotlight 01/11
Dare 2B Artzy Oct Cute Animals 02/11
Path of Positivity #73 Courage 03/11 TOP PICK
Creative Inspirations Oct Autumn 05/11


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love that owl he is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Carole, this is FANTASTIC! I love your color choices but it is your frame that really wallops a punch! IT IS GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! hugs, de

  3. it's gorgeous Carole and fab colours you have used

    Gr Karin

  4. A really gorgeous inking background and borders which frame the Owl beautifully, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Trees/Leaves/Autumn' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Such a beautiful autumnal card! Love the background and sweet owl.Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  6. Fantastic depth to this card with lovely layering and colour. So glad you shared with us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, come back soon. CarolG

  7. Your Owl is beautiful Carole and I LOVE your inky background..my favourite colours.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. I just had to pop by for a closer look at this card and it's an absolute stunner! Such rich autumnal colours and the Owl is amazing. I love everything about this card Carole. Thank you for joining us in our 'Trees, leaves or Autumn' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  9. Fabulous card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  10. What an amazing creation! Love the owl and stunning colors!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about using traditional stamps this week.
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. Loving the owl here Carol and your choice of Autumn colours is perfect! Thanks for sharing in out Trees/leaves/Autumn theme at Stamping Sensations

  12. Wow, he is pretty splendid! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  13. Really beautiful done! Beautiful whole.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon

    {613 DT Member}

    Alex x

  15. Your background is amazing I can't get my Brushos to do that! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  16. Hi Carole, Wow! How amazing does Mama Owl look! I love how rich the colours look on her.
    Thank you so much for the shout-out x
    Great card!
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  17. Love this! Your project just shouts FALL! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  18. Carol, this card is so pretty! What a beautiful background you have created here for your owl.
    Hugs Monica

  19. This is such a beautiful fall card with the gel plate technique! I love the browns and golds! This is sure to make someone's day very bright! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina


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