Friday 22 May 2020

* Hoot Hoot!


Today I'm sharing an inky card using the Owl stamp set called Hoot Hoot designed by Tracy Evans for AALL & Create.

I stamped the owl onto card which had been coloured with Distress Oxides applied to acetate, spritzed with water and patted onto card. I added some shading to his body using Copic markers and stamped another set of eyes, which I  also coloured with Copics, to adhere on top. I added some white Posca paint pen highlights and fussy cut him, omitting his legs.
The background uses a Tracy technique: strips of white card are glued to the 4.5 x 6.5 inch card. Distress Oxides in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo are swiped directly onto the card from top to bottom. This gives a beautiful textural look almost like wood. I added some stamping with a stencil and inked around the background edges with black ink.  White paint splatters were applied over the background. The larger leaf stamp from the set was used to stamp in diagonally opposite corners. The leaves are coloured with pencils. The owl was stamped onto the background - this wasn't perfect because of the raised paper strips, but I only needed the legs and the dots above his head. I stamped a sentiment onto a lollipop stick using the Background Mashup stamp and coloured the stick with a little brown and green ink. It was glued down to act as grounding for the owl.
The cut out owl was shaped and popped on foam with some natural fibres behind him.  Florist's moss was glued to the top of the stick and some raffia trim with dried flowers and a twine bow were placed below. The sentiment was inked and popped on foam tape.

That's all for now.

If, like me, you are missing workshops and craft shows, or just want to have a crafty few hours with like-minded people and have some fun, as well as learning new techniques, then come and join Tracy's Facebook group.
Hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Dream Valley #225 Favourite Colours 23/05 TOP 3

A Perfect Time to Craft May AG 27/05
Classic Design Challenge May AG 27/05
Craft Stamper, Take it, Make it AG 28/05 TOP 3

Ceative Fingers #186 AG 29/05
A Place to Start Custom Background (8/8) 30/05
613 Avenue Create  #233 AG 30/05 TOP ROCKER

Mod Squad Challenge Nature 02/06
Not Just Cards May AG 11/06
Sparkles Challenges #128 Real Stamp 14/06

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



  1. Hi Carole this is gorgeous. I do love that owl. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is absolutely stunning! . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  3. Gorgeous piece Carole. You have bought him to life 😘😘

  4. Absolutely brilliant love all the techniques and the fabulous owl stamp
    Carol x

  5. Great card, Carole. I love the quirky owl. xx

  6. I really love all the details on this. That background is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge. Love Dawn x

  7. Wow! brilliant background,gives your card a magical feel. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our" Make your own background" challenge

  8. What a wonderful card! Lots of details and a fab background! Thanks for joining us at a Place to Start this month!

  9. An amazing creation, Carole! I love all the textures you have added here. What fun!
    Hugs Monica

  10. This looks amazing! I love how you created the background, so much texture and detail. What a clever idea to use a lolly stick for your sentiment ..... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge!

  11. What a great mixed media piece and I really like that owl image! You have created something really beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  12. Wow. What a fun design. Love all the details. Thanks for playing with us this month at 613 Avenue Create Challenge. AJ DT 613

  13. Fabulous thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge Good Luck x

  14. What an interesting background! Thanks for sharing the steps, the wood effect is awesome! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)

    DT - A Place to Start
    My Blog - K's Kards and Krafts

  15. this card looks so cool!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at sparkles monthly!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  16. Amazing! Thanks for sharing more of your awesome creativity with us at A Place To Start.
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Sorry for the late comment. My other life overtook my crafting life!

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  18. Awesome creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member


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