Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Sending owl my love...

Hey, hey!

My last order from Mama Elephant included this cute Owl Are You stamp set and it has been sitting on my desk for weeks now just waiting to get inked up. Looking at the set I really wanted to play up the light effects with the lantern image so I stamped it several times at various heights and 'hung' them from the branches. Because of the lanterns and the fact that owls are traditionally night birds, I knew I would be doing a night scene but this was also going to be a Valentine and I wanted it to feel like one. So rather than go with the traditional blues or purples for the background I went with pinks instead. Lots of vertical brushstrokes hint at trees growing beyond this small clearing and around each light I added small hearts and sparkle using a mix of the colorless blender pen and a white gel pen. And I love when I can rely on a sentiment from the same set to tie the whole card together perfectly... it makes the card making super quick and easy.   :)

Alrighty, stay warm and stay crafty my friends! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Mama Elephant (Owl Are You)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler sangria

Pinkfresh Studio mini slimline die

Pear Blossom Press white pen
Copic markers:
owls- E50, E31, E53, E55, E57, E44, E49, R00, R30, YR23, YR24
lanterns- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, W3, W4, W7, W10
branches- E31, E34, E44, E47
dirt- E41, E42, E43, E44
background- RV000, RV00, RV10, R81, RV32, RV34, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99