Thursday, 23 June 2022

Wise owls

Hi everyone,

There are a lot of masculine challenge themes around in June due to Father's Day, but doubtless like many people I sadly no longer have my dad to make a card for, nor anyone else who needs a masculine greetings card at this time of year.  So today I would like to share a couple of masculine themed ATC's that I have made, using an idea that had been kicking around in my mind for some time. I have called this pair "Wise Owls".

I cut a small circle in masking paper, and sponged my night sky background onto my ATC panel with Distress Oxide  inks, then removed the mask and lightly sponged lighter colours onto the moon. I stamped my trees, owls and foliage using Versafine Clair, and highlighted everything with my Sakura Stardust pen, plus orange sparkle pen for the owl's eyes. I stamped a few mini stars using Brilliance pearlescent white ink, then stamped, cut out and attached my sentiments. Finally I matted the panels onto standard ATC size black linen card, and attached a couple of mini heart gems.

Here’s an angled shot to show the sparkle...

... and a closeup of each ATC.



Stamps: Lavinia "Brodwin & Maylin", "Tree Branch", "Forest Scene", "Leaf 1 Mini", "Stars Mini"; sentiments - Visible Image "Dragonfly dreams";
Media: Tim \holtz Distress oxide inks (Chipped Sapphire, Villainous Potion,  Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky, Kitsch Flamingo); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Imperial Purple); Brilliance pearlescent ink (white); Sakura Sparkle pens (Stardust and orange).

Challenges I  would like to enter:

Colourful Options (June) - Precious Purples (2nd entry)
Paper Funday #42 - Anything Goes with option Masculine
Pearly Sparkles #74 - One For the Boys
Simon Says (Monday) - Something Beginning With “S” (2nd entry)
(Sentiment, sparkle, self-reflection)
Sparkles #153 - Things With Wings (3rd entry)
Stamping Sensations (June) - Make It Masculine

Hope everyone is coping well with the mitheringly hot weather we're having .. take care, and thanks for visiting.


Tee said...

Absolutely gorgeous ATC's!!

Makira said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! These are SPECTACULAR! Thank you for sharing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. I can't wait to see your future makes!! Cheers, Makira

Sarn said...

Wow - brilliant owl ATCs in lovely colours. Love these xxx

Angela said...

Awesome ATC's! Thanks for joining us this month over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Angela (DT) xoxo

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Diane said...

My message should say WOW! These are beautiful ATC's! Thank you for joining our fun challenge at Colorful Options!
Diane CO DT

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous ATCs love the colour and great selection of silhouette stamps
Carol x

Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
Carol DT x

Vickie Y said...

Great things with wings masculine cards! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Linby said...

Wonderful ATCs so atmospheric.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous ATC's, lovely designs.
Lorraine x

Donna Walls said...

Lovely ATC's, thanks for the inspiration. I used to make ATC's and then leave them in random places for others to find. Now people do that with painted rocks. I think I'll start this back up again. Thanks for participating in our challenge at The Paper Funday. Best of Luck in the Draw!

brenda said...

A great masculine creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

B x

R's Rue said...

So lovely. REminem

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What wonderful Owls and cards, love the purple and black with the fab backgrounds.
Faith x

Mrs.B said...

Great ATCs Pauline, love the night time backgrounds for these wise owls, very atmospheric.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Darlene said...

OH WOW these are just AWESOME!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!

Mandy said...

ATC's are something I have never made but this has inspired me to have a go. These are such superb mini artworks. The stamps you used and colour choices are excellent.

Thank you very much for entering your lovely ATC's into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥
DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
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