6 Oct 2015

Cheeky Autumn Owl Trio

Today I would like to share a trio of ATC's. I used the  owl free stamp with November Craft Stamper Magazine, I will also be joining their October TIMI Challenge.
I love owls and really enjoyed making this trio. I started with the background using distress inks and stamps building up the master board until I was happy.  I meant to take photos of the master board in progress but I forgot as I got carried away in the moment :)  Below are the details.

Master board - I started with distress inks on white card, crushed olive, mustard seed, frayed burlap, dried marigold, vintage photo, applying them in a random way until I was happy. I cut this to size and then the next step was to use a TCW stencil with rusty hinge  distressed dots (at bottom of ATC's.) Stamps used are Sheena Douglass - Ageing Beautifully set,  a great set for distress effects.  I used the fabulous distressed corner stamp with black archival, the crackle was stamped in aged mahogany (behind owls), and script (at the bottom) in black archival

I made another master board with distress inks peacock feather, tea dye, frayed burlap. I dabbed the pads directly onto craft mat added water and swiped the card through the inks, stamped the owl in black archival 6 times to allow me to add layers to the wings and eyes with foam pads, which doesn't seem to show up in the photo. :(
Edges of each were distressed  and inked with aged mahogany.

Using Tim Holtz tattered pine die I cut leaves in kraft card and inked with distress inks aged mahogany, crushed olive, frayed burlap, vintage photo and added pieces of burlap and layered buttons. Lastly I added chit chat stickers - creating-altered-treasure.  words which fitted my creations perfectly for me as I love making these little treasures of art, they give me real pleasure not only to make but to keep.  I used to swap them but haven't done so for a very long time.

The challenges I would like to join are

TIMI Craft Stamper Magazine - Take a Technique - I used inks and stamping

MMW#7 -Anything Goes with Autumn Colours

Try It on Tuesday - Autumn

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  1. What a lovely trio! Gorgeous ATCS!
    Thank you for sharing them with us at Try It On Tuesday!

  2. Gprgeous make!I Have come to follow you to see more of your lovely creations :)
    Nessa xxx

  3. Three wonderful projects with great colours. Thank you for jpining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. This is a gorgeous trio! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  5. These are adorable!! Feel free to add a link to your post and link to the ATC swap party running at Mixed Media World ;) Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X

  6. Nice set of ATC's!
    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  7. What a fabulous trio they make! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  8. What a fab set of ATCs ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  9. I love this trio - delicious colours and the little owls are adorable!
    Alison x


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