Hi there. This card was made using a NBUS (never used before) Crafty Individuals Stamp called Owl on Branch with Berries and the background was coloured using Brushos. I stamped the owl with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils.
I started by placing some Ultramarine Blue and some Leaf Green Brushos on to my glass mat, roughly where I wanted them to be and spritzed with water. I then laid the card over it and ended up with the basic background. I then painted with them using a waterbrush and finished the scene with the distant hills in Purple and the sun using Yellow, and I did darken it with a bit of yellow Inktense Pencil at the end as I thought it looked too pale.
I then stamped the owl onto the background scene using the Vintage Sepia Ink and coloured just the branch, and extended it a bit to take it off the edge, using the Inktense Pencils, and then again onto another piece of the glossy card and coloured, and fussy cut out just the bird and added it over the top of the original to give it more dimension. I finished by adding a sentiment using the Vintage Sepia Ink and whilst wet heat set it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I will be back again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 257 Birthday for an Adult Male.
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - No. No. 254 Anything Goes.
Crafty Animals Challenge - No. 44 Anything Goes with Animals, Birds, Bugs, Bees or Insects.
Mix It Up Challenge - No. 43 Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background.
NBUS Challenge - No. 20 Where we use any items not previously used (Never Before Used Schtuff)
Fab n Funky Challenge - No. 501 Anything But Christmas.
Super background which sets off the own beautifully. Great idea to stamp using sepia giving a softer effect.
Just fab Pat - envy your prowess with the Brushos - really great background! x
Love your creative background and fierce looking owl! The sun really lights hom from behind. The elbossing powder gives a very nice effect.
I love this Pat! Your brusho background is wonderful and the owl is beautifully coloured. A gorgeous card x
what a beautiful owl image, he looks so majestic on his branch. Love the brusho background :)
Wow, Pat, wish I could get as good a Brushos background as that. You've added just the right touches to it and your owl is superb, great coloring. Just wondering why glossy card? Never knew inktenses would look so good on glossy? Wowzers. You take care and stay well and safe! XOXOX
He's so majestic Pat... Beautiful background for him too... Lovely creation
Fantastic background you created here!! Thanks for playing along with our "adult male birthday" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!
Hello Pat, what a fabulous card, I love your owl and your background is fabulous, I love the colours too, Kate x
Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)
This is really amazing, Pat! I love the look in that owl's wise face as he sits with dimension and stature in front of that stunning and sunny Brusho background! I love it! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell
Gorgeous card Pat! LOVE the brushos background and how you created hills. The moon and owl are amazing. Wonderful colouring to bring that owl to life. Lots of dimension added with the second owl on top. xx
Beautiful card Pat..there is something beautiful about owls...lovely background you've created
You've created a gorgeous background for your beautiful owl, Pat. xx
Beautiful - your background showcases that image perfectly.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.
I love this gorgeous card, Pat! Your brushos are wonderful and a perfect backdrop for that wise owl! Jean calls him dennis due to his eyebrows
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