Monday, 24 January 2011

Compendium - 29 - weathered wood grunge

Well. I am sure this would be easier if I had the woodgrain texture fade, but so be it! We are up to challenge 29 and page 50.  Check the rest out here - and thanks again to the sponsors (Simon Says Stamp)  for another great prize.

 I used aqua dabber for the base colour on the grunge and walnut stain DI after.

Used one of my last square tags, tumbled glass DI with some drops of water thrown at it and dried, and bundled sage for the background stamp (Wendy Vecchi).  The owl is from Simply Stamps,  and I stamped him twice on a piece of patterned paper left from yesterday.  (roughed up the edges with my paper distresser to try and get some texture to the 'feathers')
Mounted it on a 6x6 inch card - this will probably be mynephew's birthday card for the beginning of Feb.

18 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Love them owls Helen, great textured grunge too. Tracy Evans x

Netty said...

Am so loving your owls Helen and your grunge is looking good as well. Annette x

Shelly Hickox said...

Great job on your tag! I almost used the same label die. I love how yours came out!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh! Little owls are one of my favorite things in the whole world! Helen, this card makes my heart happy. The embossed die cut is PERFECT for the technique, and the little owl is DARLING! Love, love, LOVE it!

Gez said...

Great tag. Love the little cute owls & your weathered wood looks great. :)

flutterbycrafter said...

You've done a fantastic job with this, love the embossed die cut. xx

Dezinaworld said...

You did brilliantly with the feathers. this is gorgeous
Also i wanted to let you know there is a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today. its just for one day.
have a wonderful week
hugs June

Lori said...

This is so CUTE! That cracked glass with the owls is so creative! I love it!

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Every time I look at your great artwork I go away inspired to try out something new, but.......you know the rest.

B x

Barbara Mason said...

The owls sitting on that embossed grunge is too wonderful!

Lesley said...

Ooo those little owls are just too cute!!!! Fabulous!

Minxy said...

those owls are just adorable, and i like your grunge too :D

donna said...

Love the colors you used for your "wood". They go so well together. And your owls are so sweet.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card! your weathered grunge looks really good.

craftytrog said...

Your nephew will love this card, the grunge looks fab Helen! xx

Wendy said...

Great combination of colours and texture. I have this texture plate but haven't tried it yet. You've inspired me to get at it.

Kim said...

I love that texture fade!! It came out very weathered-woody! And I love those owls..very nice piece!

Terry said...

WooHoot! I love this! How cute to add those adorable owls!