30 Jan 2015

Have a 'Hoot' of a day!

Good Evening, all :)

Dropping in to showcase another card that I put together.  This was created for my Sister's birthday - she loves owls & it was such a pleasure (& distraction) making this for her. (I lost my 13 year old pooch last Saturday - I knew it was coming but didn't expect it this quick.  I am devastated beyond words, I miss her presence so much,  Her and our cats have been my constant companions through everyday life & it's goings on...I know you animal lovers will understand how hard this is... :((( 

Bonnie 2002 -2015

She will never be forgotten!


On to my card...

first, I stamped my image onto some water coloured card, plus another piece of paper to make a mask.  I then placed the mask over my stamped image and then proceeded to water colour my background.  I used my water colour paints for this, blue, green & purple was my colour choice. Once background was finished, I heat dried it (impatient) and then proceeded to colour my stamped image. (List of colours used will be down below).  On finishing colouring, I wasn't too happy & thought the owl looked far too lonely, plonked bang in the middle of my background - so I found another stamp which had a stem & leaves on.  I masked up Mr owl and then stamped to the left of the branch, and stamped more of the leaves onto seperate water coloured paper. After removing the mask, I then coloured the leaves in with Promarkers (again, colours will be listed below) plus the  other stamped leaves. Once I was happy with the colouring, I decided to decoupage some of the leaves.  I also decided to add leaves where I felt they were needed.  I was quite happy how it turned out.  I then chose my sentiment stamps, in this case, two separate stamps - the main sentiment and then the word 'sister'. I quite liked where I decided to stamp the sentiment but on looking at the whole picture, I felt something else was needed at the top - this is where the clouds come in.  I found an embossing folder that had clouds on, so, reaching for some white card stock I proceeded to emboss and cut out.  On placing the clouds at the top of the card I felt better about the card.  In fact, I really liked how it turned out! Like I said above, it was a good distraction! To finally finish, I added glossy accents to the Owls eyes and little dots on it's chest.


I'd like to say a big THANK YOU for visiting my blog on my last post! I hope you will continue to pop back here to see what I get up to :)

See you then,

Mandy :)

I would like to add my card into the following challenge(s)
Simonsaysstamp ~ weds challenge ~ anything goes

Promarkers: OWL: Cocoa, Henna, Cinnamon & sandstone.  Leaves; leaf green, Pear green, Olive green. OWL Stamp , Leaf & stem stamp & Sentiment stamp by clearly besotted stamps (free with Simply cards & papercraft magazine) 'SISTER stampTo stamp owl & sentiments, Background - unbranded water colour paints from stash. Embossing folder: free from Simply cards & papercraft magazine. Glossy Accents


  1. Fabulous card. Love the cute owl and your detail. So sorry for your loss. Its awful when you loose a beloved pet.

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  3. hi Mandy! I am soooo sorry for your loss of sweet Bonnie, I do know how hard it is, my heart goes out to you and your family!

    darlin owl card for your sister! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life.....sparkle & shine! *~*

  4. Sorry to hear your sad news, it's so hard when you lose a pet.
    On a brighter note, your card is super - love how you've built the picture up. That owl is super - great design