I've had this idea in my head for three weeks now and I thought I'd missed the deadline for the Hero Arts monthly challenge but being 8 hours ahead really helps lol. So I'm up late, blogging but happy. I just love Hero Arts' owls. This is the first time I've ever entered one of their challenges so I hope I linked it all correctly over on Flickr!
The challenge was to be inspired by the new 2011 catalogue which has the most beautiful stuffed and sewn flowers on the front. I immediately went on the hunt for an owl image I could use in a similar way! I purchased 'A few more owls' from Two Peas in a Bucket and successfully printed this gorgeously cute creature onto a piece of felt. (I glued a piece of paper to the back of the felt and just ran it through my printer :) ) I put a second piece of felt behind the one with the image on and free machined the owl, using a thick blue thread. I added lace, felt, rusty-ish washers and beads and am really pleased with the result :)
She will be gracing the cover of a fabric journal I intend to make very soon!