So I felt the need to pull out the Inspiration Box I got from Brutus Monroe because I hadn't yet stamped this pretty owl and I felt it needed to get some ink on it. So I had some fun this week playing around with my watercolors and my Copics...
I'm playing along with the Outlawz Twisted Thursday... Fur, Fluff, and Fins... maybe not in that order... but something like that! I'm positive this owl's belly is fluffy...
Along with all of the goodies that came in my box, there were some beautiful background prints. They are foil ready, however I don't even know how to do that yet (I think I'm gonna learn next week at our monthly crop) so I die cut it with the Crazy Stitched Die from CDD and then smooshed some watercolors on it. I just brushed over the whole thing including the trees and then soaked up the extra paint so the trees wouldn't get a watercolor film on them. Then when it was dry, I splattered some more watercolors and some of my Heidi Swapp color shine in Gold and Brown. It comes in a spray bottle, but I've decided I love twisting off the top and using my paint brush to splatter it sometimes instead because I love the bigger splotches I get.
This owl stamp that came in the kit... omg... I love her!! So quick and easy to color. I was intimidated at first because of all of the little design and was imagining it would be much more difficult, however it really didn't take long to color it in at all and sometimes with Copics small spaces are much easier... I just LOVE way she turned out. I added a thin coat of Liquid Glass on her eyes to make them shine.. sometimes I overdo it and it gets bubbles... thin coats are best and even if want more dimension just add layers as it dries... much better results.
And that pretty doily die from Gina Marie Designs... LOVE it!
I knew I wanted leaves, but with all of the paper I have none made me happy to cut leaves out of for this card... so I hauled out my watercolors again and some smooth watercolor paper.. cheap... possibly even from the kids' section at Target... and again smooshed some colors all over the page making sure to let them blend together. When I was done I sprayed some extra water on it and took out (for the first time!) my Gainsai Tambi Starry Colors... a beautiful set of 6 water based pigments in varying shades of gold and I used my paintbrush and smooshed some of that around in different areas in a couple different colors. Then I sprayed it with more water again to let the paints mingle some more and left it to dry. Once it was all dry I used a little to cut my leaves with my Lawn Fawn stitched leaves dies and saved the rest for later... 'cause... well... Fall Coffee Hop starts in a week!!!
And of course that sentiment is in the stamp set and I heat embossed it with the Gilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and see that big glittery gem?? Had a few of those in the kit too. They are BIG so I decided just to use one here and then I was lucky and had some pretty sequins that kind of matched it so I used those and some gold thread to finish it off.
So much fun putting this one together... and so happy you stopped by! A lot going on this coming week... Atlantic Hearts on Monday; Paper Sweeties release starts Wednesday; Coffee Hop starts Friday (got a peek at the freebie from Jessica Lynn Original... OMG... you're gonna love it!) AND I just got my special Butterfly Inspiration Box from Brutus Monroe .. so... this weekend you can find me in my craftroom! Me, my coffee, and my dog Slim. Kinda like most other weekends! But paper will be flying!
Happy Crafting and come back soon!