Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - November

I don't know what's come over me but my November tag for the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge is finished and we still have 12 days to go before the end of the month! Owls and the colour grey have to make an appearance on this month's project.

I started by stamping the moon with Ranger Archival Watering Can, then masked the centre before brushing on Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The flying birds and grass were then stamped, again with the same ink as the moon. I didn't have a suitable stamp so I cut a branch from a piece of ready embossed (wood effect) card and lightly sponged on Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The cute owl stamp was a recent Craft Stamper giveaway. As the background was rather sombre, I stamped him onto a piece of card that had been brushed with bright Distress Inks before cutting out and placing him at a rather precarious angle on the branch - I hope he doesn't doze off and slip off the end! I completed the tag with a piece of seam binding coloured with Distress Ink.



Tag Recipe
Card
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer card 200gsm
Wood effect embossed card
Inks
Distress Inks – Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Watering Can
Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps
Moon – Stampscapes
Flying birds – Stampscape 302A
Grass - Lavinia Stamps
Owl – Craft Stamper freebie
Other
Seam binding coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink

8 comments:

Elaine said...

Lovely background and moon. Your owl has one eye open so hopefully he'll be safe on his branch!

Crafty Claire said...

Great background I love the moon. I think his precarious position adds a bit of movement to the scene xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the scene you've created as a backdrop for your cute owl. The grey colours contrast with the coloured owl and branch giving a great spatial perspective.

Scrapmate said...

Great background and the colourful owl lifts the whole scene.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your background is excellent, especially the moon, and the owl is very cute :D

butterfliecrafter said...

I love the depth in your tag. Vicky

Jane said...

Oooh this is amazing, just love it! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge.
Jane x

Lesley said...

Great tag, I love your winking owl! Sorry I am so late this time xx