I have many pieces of jewellery and also some pieces of art that feature either owls or an owl. They draw me to them and I can't resist them. I love owls.
At the Farmer's Market last week there were several dies that caught my interest but none quite so much as the pair of steampunk-style owls. The shapes were unmistakably owls and the steampunk style simply made them more interesting. I had to have them and, luckily, they were within my budget.
How serendipitous, therefore, that I found a challenge that is featuring owls this week! It immediately caught my interest and I began throwing ideas around in my head, thinking of the many ways in which I might use my dies. In the end I found another challenge that seemed perfect as a jumping-off point for my design and so a card was born.
I kept the colours to a neutral white and black with some silver thrown in. The owl is cut from Whisper White and then I coloured three of the gears contained in the die-cut with my Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker. The gears (also discovered at the same Farmer's Market) were cut from Silver Foil. The ribbon is the Stampin' Up! 1/8" Silver Ribbon. For the background I stamped the Basic Black layer using the retired Off the Grid stamp and Silver Encore ink. The sentiment, which is a combination from the Just Sayin' stamp set and the Hello Love stamp set, is heat embossed using Silver Embossing powder.
It's a deceptively simple card with a lot of levels of interest. I loved creating it.
The challenge featuring owls is the (PIN)spiration Challenge.
The challenge that provided the sketch on which I based my design is CAS(E) this Sketch!