Monday, 5 April 2010

kristen's nighty night owl


Over at kpink it's Mixed Media Monday and Kristen's featuring my owl card :)  I just love this image and it was perfect for a couple of birthday cards I needed to make.


I cut a very layered piece of watercolour paper  (made on Dina Wakley's workshop at Art from the Heart a few weeks ago), and persuaded it through the printer!  I then printed the image again on white paper and cut out, then painted, the owl's head feathers and the leaves on the branch.  I also used gold adirondack paint dabber paint to colour her beak and heart, and espresso to colour the branch.  Then it was time for the sewing machine - yay!!  There's just something so satisfying about stitching on paper!!


I use a free machine foot, drop the feed dogs, then just follow the lines of the image.  This little nightime owl is layered onto some text paper, photocopied fabric (you may recognise that from a recent play date challenge owl), and a colour photocopy of my layered Dina paper  :)

19 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love this owl Sarah. The colour are right up my street. I will have to come to one of your journalling classes soon when I have closed my shop I love the effects you get. Hope you are having a good Easter. Tracy. (craft-addicts.tracyevans.blogspot.com)

Helen said...

I just love this; everything goes so well. The colour is scrummy!!

Julie Ranae said...

When did you become so talented? haha

This is great Sarah...I can't wait to see what you continue to do with Kpink's images :) xx

Carol Q said...

fab Sarah. lovely colours and I really like the combination of stitch, paper and fabric.

Ruby said...

I LOVE your owl Sarah, he is soooo cute (he/she??!) Really looking forward to seeing your arty versions over at kpink! :o)

Thespa McLaughlin said...

This is awesome! Great work!

Diane said...

Oh, I love everything about this--just so creative!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and I looove that owl...tis my birthday soon *winks* x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Sarah! Your creativity just continues to inspire me! Another gorgeous creation!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Sarah--you ROCK! I love love love it--the digi and the stitching and everything! YOU amaze me!!! Can you please come down and visit me so you can teach me some skills??? LOVE it:)

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, love how you added the colors!

Sid said...

Super card !

kristen said...

Did I mention that I LOVE this ? ooh well I DO!
:)
kp

Axes DesigNs said...

Beautiful card! congratulations!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! Sarah, this is fabulous! Can't even imagine trying to stitch like that! xxD

Lesley said...

I love owls and this one is just gorgeous! Love the colours!
Lesley x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love how you created that fabulous owl and then placed it beautifully on the design of the card!

IsabellasChallenge said...

Nice job with the image. I love your choice to use the newspaper behind the owl.

beedeebabee♥ said...

This is so adorable!!! I love it! xo Paulette

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