Yoo-Hoo! A Bit of Owl Folk

Happy Bank Holiday crafters!

Can’t believe I’m actually off on a Bank Holiday!  It’s great to be able to catch up on my social media and do a spot of crafting (as well as the cleaning and walking the puppets!)

Now I know I’m a bit late blogging this but I recently had a make published in docrafts “Creativity’ magazine using their lovely ‘Owl Folk’ range.  I appear to have fallen for this collection.  The colours and imagery are so easy to work with and it easily mixes with other docraft ranges, what’s not to love?!

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I was asked to make a 3D picture in a frame and it was so easy to do… albeit very time consuming.

Sketching out imagery and sizes

Sketching out imagery and sizes

Putting it together

Putting it together

The tree trunks were trimmed from Papermania’s textured card and then embossed with Xcut’s ‘Woodgrain’ embossing folder.  I then lightly wiped it with a dark chocolate ink pad to bring the grain to life.

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I’ve layered Xcut’s ‘Country Borders’ and used the ‘Owl Folk’ papers to add colour and floral imagery.

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And the finished product… ta-da!

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Such a fabulous range and I hope you all get a chance to play with it.  The colours are just scrumptious!

I’ve spent yesterday making a couple of cards with it too…

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I’ve added vellum over the middle section of the cards to mute the  colours as I wanted the feathers and owl to stand out.

The florals are a mix of palm punches and Xcut's 'Flower' dies

The florals are a mix of palm punches and Xcut’s ‘Flower’ dies

Rub-on letters and vellum have been used to make the sentiment

Rub-on letters and vellum have been used to make the sentiment

Gatefold cards, I’ve realised, are really hard to photograph well!

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A small circular aperture provides a handy nesting place for this owl

A small circular aperture provides a handy nesting place for this owl

So… there you have it.  I did try up cycling a circular chocolate box using these papers but got myself in a right ol’ mess and ended up with yet another glue gun blister!  Anyway, enjoy what’s left of the Bank Holiday folks.  Catch up soon…

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