Sunday, 6 November 2011

Preserves, Twigs and Owls

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win a limited edition seasonal distress ink set. I forgot all about it until a parcel dropped though my letterbox and I ripped open the packaging. I ripped right through the label (oops) it's one of the Tim Holtz Fall 2011 sets.
The colours are very rich, I inked up some circles of white cardstock in Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Gathered Twigs to try and demonstrate. 

Around the same time I had a birthday card to make so I put them to good use and inked up some card and turned it into a owl perched on a branch using a template from Craftwork Cards. The centre of the owl eyes and the flowers are some of their card candi popped on some foam pads.
The template was also good for a bit of doodling on the back of the envelope which I hope will put a smile on my friend's face.

Which brings me last but not least to another owl cushion. In fact the whole reason I wanted to create one was because my friend pointed one out while we were out together and I made a mental note to try and create one for her - for her birthday. So he is the original :-)

7 comments:

Sandie said...

Lucky you! I love distress inks. Your owls are very cute - I'm not sure if they are making a come back but I have seen lots lately and been taking photos for inspiration. Your cushion is gorgeous, your friend will be really pleased. Clever you!

debs14 said...

Love that cushion! How cute.

Louise said...

ooo how lovely to win those inks. I've seen these owl cushions popping up all over the shops..you're very clever to have made one x

Alana said...

Those colours are lush.... And the names divine. It must be hard to give away a cute owl like that, he's lovely.

Sian said...

You really are a talented gift giver Amanda! Gorgeous autumnal colours in your post today..and there is that purple popping up again :)

alexa said...

Your multi-faceted talents continue to amaze and delight me! I'd have taken weeks to experiment with the inks and there you are, up and running! Owl is seriously cute.

Nathalie said...

I LOVE your owl too!!!! Love it!!! And your card is so pretty with such rich colors! I love your doodling on the envelope! Nice touch!