Monday, June 4, 2012

Owl Be Seeing You!

Hello! It's Barb here and I can't wait to share my project with you today! This month I was lucky enough to work with the Quick Quotes June Club Q kit and it is packed with Summer Samba goodness! Let me start by sharing my project and then I will talk about my thought process...

This darling little owl was so much fun to make! The papers in the June Club Q kit were perfect for this little creature!

It all started with these two pleated flowers. I was actually putting them together for a layout I was working on but when I looked at them, I thought they looked like two big eyes instead of flowers and instantly, I thought of an owl! With a few cuts using my Cricut, I was able to put this all together.

I cut two circles from white paper to make the centers of the eyes. The orange buttons came in the kit already, all I had to do was add the gems to finish them off!

For the belly of my owl, I used my Cricut to cut out raindrop shapes. I then used a black marker to outline the edges, inked them with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Blue Hawaiian and layered them starting at the bottom. For the top row, I cut off the tops of the raindrop shapes so I could have a nice straight line at the neck. I also cut the wings from vellum, inked them with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Maraschino Cherry and then ran it through my Cuttlebug.

The leaves were created by cutting green cardstock and vellum at the same size/shape. I then covered the vellum with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Green with Envy. I used a spray adhesive to get the vellum to stick to the cardstock.

To make the canvas to put my owl on, I took PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Lemonade and covered the entire surface and sides.

I then created stripes with removable tape. I colored over the stripes with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Biscotti.

Once I removed the tape, I had the background I wanted.

I hope you liked my project and it inspires you to try something like it!

Quick Quote Products Used:
June Club Q Kit (paper, buttons, die cut flower, vellum)

Other Products used:
Cricut: Create a Critter, Indie Art, George and Basic Shapes
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Black Marker: Copic


Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

This is so amazing Barb!!! I LOVE how you created the stripes on the canvas and the owl is so, so amazing.

chillin with Quillin said...

the owl is adorable and I like how you did the background!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So adorable! Love the great papers and cool design!

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