Thursday, 16 April 2009

Owl Inspired



















I was inspired by Penny Duncans use of an owl in a recent make. Penny has some gorgeous work and i always fall in love with her creations. So i dug out my old owl stamp and began to work on an idea.
Firstly i wanted a textured beautiful coloured and unusual background. So using a great deal of mixed media i structured the background in stages as some of it needed plenty of drying time.
The flower branches are drawn free hand from somewhere in the jumble i call my imagination and then coloured with sakura pens.

I then wanted a brown and gold owl which was simply stamped owls and top layer being embossed and painted and coloured. The owl shadow was the same stamp but blanked out with deep brown ink.
The moon was a circle i cut out and covered in textured marks using a palette knife with embossing paste. When it was dry i added some mica and coloured ink for definition.

I enjoyed the time and the playfulness of making this piece :)

15 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow June this is lovely.
Brilliant background. Just perfect.

TonyaA said...

Lovely!
Blessings, peace, and love to you,
Tonya

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh June!!!!!! This card is AMAZING!!! I love all the detail on this card and what a WONDERFUL job you did!!!!! Thank you also for your VERY sweet words!!!!
Penny Duncan

Piddawinkle said...

Another great piece of work June, its delish!!!

Spyder said...

This is fantastic June! A work of art! and I love that owl, pop over to my blog where I have a little something for you

Genie said...

Lovely OWL June. have a great weekend

crafty creations said...

Wow June this is amazing - love the gorgeous rich colour and all the texture you have added

x Hilda

jackiescrafts said...

June this piece is amazing and inspirational.
I love the background and the colours you have used
Fantastic!

Jenni Hamilton said...

Love this cute little owl!
Jenni x

Nona said...

June this is gorgeous but then I am biased as I love owls *grins*

Nona :-)

Sally H said...

Love your owl! Thanks for your lovely comments you left on my blog, and for helping to promote my blog candy

Sally x

MayJay said...

This is absolutely fantastic June. dave gave me a little Faberge -style owl with a tiny owl pendant inside for Easter.I collected owls for years but this is my first in a few years.
So we are both empresses lol.It was a nice bit of fun. You are the only one who'se come up the same as me so far.
Have a great weekend dear June.xxx

Ozstuff said...

I love your owl, June. Your blog is a real treat for me.

Max said...

This is awesome June!
... your owl shadow is such a simple idea but so very effective. Love it!!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Liz said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lorve this owl too June How clever you are!

Liz x