52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Funky Fossil Designs January 2020 New Stamp Set Preview - Quirky Owls

If you are like me, I can't wait for new releases of crafting goodies.  Fortunately there is not too long to wait, as Funky Fossil Designs have five fabulous new clear stamp sets which will be available to purchase from 9am, this Saturday 25th January 2020.

I have created this card using one of the new Funky Fossil sets called "Quirky Owls".  These little birds are full of character and I'm sure they will be a huge hit with crafters.

Leafy Tree
I started this card by creating the background, using the Funky Fossil Stencil called "Leafy Tree".  

I actually used the tree on it's side to give the impression that the trunk was a branch for the owl to stand on.  I also repositioned the stencil twice to get branches where I wanted them to be.

I used two shades of green Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil - Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.  I then added some brown colour to the branches using an Arteza coloured pencil.

Using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink, I stamped the owl on top of the stencilled image, positioned on the branch.  I then stamped him again on a plain piece of white card.  While the Versafine Ink was out, I stamped the "You're Owlsome" sentiment which is also part of the "Quirky Owls" set.

I then painted the background using "Spun Sugar", "Stormy Sky" and "Tumbled Glass" Distress Oxide Inks.

Returning to the owl stamped on to white card, I then coloured the image using an assortment of Distress Oxide Inks applied with a paint brush (Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany).  I decided to give some metallic gold highlights using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen on some of the feathers.