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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Opus Gluei Challenge #114. Owl always love you. 3D floating front card.

The lovely Electra over at Opus Gluei has challenged us this time to create something using Owls as the theme.
I'm late this week as I've only just got my computer back from the menders with it having been gone a whole week!
Fortunately the sky did not fall down nor did I suffer separation anxiety, both of which comes as a bit of a surprise to me. Who knew you could live without a computer...

I am going through a phase of making projects out of my 3 years worth of Craft Stamper magazines.
I love 3 dimensional cards and this triangle style is just fabulous.
It is a Joanne Wardle designed template from page 53 of the April 2011 edition of Craft Stamper.

I have used Owl with Wings from Stampotique Originals coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. The background is sponged with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. The trees are Creative Expressions stamps, create a scene - trees. The seagulls are Chocolate Baroque stamp set Seaside Ted. All stamped with Versafine black and smokey grey inks and the trees are glittered.

Happy Creating!


Electra said...

Welcome back, girlfriend. Owl always love you too. LOVE the glitter trees! And the owl is REALLY flying, isn't s/he?

Sherry Edwards said...

Fabulous card Gini! Owl must be called Whitney then? I'm sure she must have appeared on TOTPs over the years. Love the 3D effect it really does look as though Whit is flying - toowit, toowoo xx

Jana said...

First, let me tell you that you handles a week without the net far better than I can even imagine I would. I am impressed. Second, I don't want to EVER have to test my theory. BUT, most importantly this card is FABULOUS. I swear that owl is flying right at me. Your background is amazing. LOVE this card.

Rosemary said...

I knew I was going to love this the minute I saw the thumbnail. Then to see it larger and be able to click on it and get the glittered effect, oh, I really really love it. I am always intrigued by the projects you take on, there is always a level of precision that I have to attempt two and three times before I get the hang of it and you get it right away. Also, I'm so glad you turned me onto the UK stamp magazines, I think they have way more new techniques to try than their US counterparts. It's just the having to wait for my magazine to arrive. (SIGH)

Beautiful card, Gini, and I'm sorry you had the computer issues - but sure glad you were able to participate for the challenge!

Deena said...

aaahhhcck...duck...phew, it's just paper, and fabulous paper I might add...love this card!

Marianne said...

Just popping over from the OG blog. I love how this owl is flying right at you out of the screen lol

Debbie said...

What a cool card!! He really looks like he's coming at me!



Wow Gini - you have been so busy whilst I've been away, and it's great to see your fabulous work again. As you know, I love this Owl, but what you have done with it here is just amazing! The 3-d effect, the background, the glitter - everything is perfection.

Sorry to hear about your poorly 'puter.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx