Saturday, 22 September 2012

Owls

I found this digi owl here on this lovely site that has an abundance of downloads that are all free for you to use. The background is a piece of old white sheeting which I dyed purple using the juice from a bowl of blackberries which just happened to be handy! It wasn't quite dark enough so I added chalks in purple, blue and black, distress ink pads in blue and brown to get the sort of sky an owl would be happy to fly around in!! I attached to cardboard (from my supply of cat food boxes) and frayed all round the edges.  The stamp is from Crafty Individuals which I stamped direct onto the material using a black stazon ink pad. I printed the owl and coloured the branch with promarkers and black chalk and cut him out. Then I just sort of went to town adding bits  and bobs that were on my desk. The frame is cut from a window envelope that had come in the post.(The acetate dosen't show up in the photo but using the flash on the camera  made it glare) I cut free hand to give a random feel to it. Chain is part of an old necklace, buttons found in a pot and the purple threads were left over from attaching them to the tag. Was going to throw them in the bin but then thought why not so stuck them under the button.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece! Great idea to dye it with blackberry juice, too! Have a good weekend, Valerie

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  2. I love the way you have used everything you had at hand - the use of the envelope as the frame is brilliant and the juice dyed fabric is too .

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  3. Howdy,

    Thanks for visiting and following me.

    BTW, I love owls and have a sculpture collection in my craft studio!

    Peace,
    LuLu

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  4. Beautiful! I love the monochromatic color scheme and all the rustic elements you added. Blessings!

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  5. I love this! The owl image is beautiful and the colours are yummy - can almost taste the blackberries.

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  6. lovely tag and thanks for the info about the amazing blog!

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  7. Your Owl is such a HOOT!! Love all the tags I see here, thanks for the inspirations.. now I really want to make a tag or two.. Have a lovely day ~Mary~

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  8. Very clever use of bits'n'bobs. Love the colour!!

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  9. Fantastic result just from random bits n bobs you had to hand! Love the colour - must try blackberry dying! Jane xx

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  10. I love the color palette! This is gorgeous! I'm on the waiting list and was able to make an owl tag this week. Here's a link to my blog post:
    http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/2012/09/owls-and-autumn-leaves-tag.html

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  11. Fab tag - what a great idea for the frame! Carolyn x

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  12. Luscious colour scheme and I love how you've recycled to create something new and gorgeous!

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  13. The color is wonderful and adds an eerie effect.

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  14. Brilliant tag.. love it!! May x

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  15. Great owl image and I love the way you recycle everything. Using blackberry juice for dye is a brilliant idea.
    Jane x

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