Saturday, 9 February 2013

SHARP OWL

I am showcasing the SHARP OWL once again this week from 100 Proof Press.
To be honest I had so many products out on my desk when I started this project I did not know where to begin so in the end I challenged myself to only use items that were on my desk. I have been working on so many projects lately there was plenty surrounding me to work with.
I had some calico on my desk from a previous project so I decided to stamp the SHARP OWL onto the calico with black archival ink adding a little random text to his body for a little more interest. My sewing machine was also on my desk so I decided to add some machine stitching around the edges.
I also added more random text around the calico and wrapped some twine around one side of my card attached using my tiny attacher again all these pieces were lying around on my desk. Are you now getting the picture that my craft room was an absolute tip! I also added the kraft circles randomly to the bottom of my card along with OWL grunge letters coloured with brushed corduroy Distress Ink, rubbing over with a little Treasure Gold using my finger.
I added two dimensional flowers cut from an off cut of felt and added an owl charm to my twine, attached with a jump ring.

My desk is now a little tidier, only a little but this is one challenge I will definitely be trying again, it seems to focus the mind using only products surrounding you rather than pulling out more and more product which is what I usually do.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Tracy x x

17 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Another great make with this wonderful,owl! Trace x

fairy thoughts said...

that sounds like a great challenge to only use what's on your desk. I might try that tomorrow... I will let you know what happens
janet

MichelleZ said...

It appears that you had some great stuff on your desk! :) I love that little owl. This is a great project!

Paula Whittaker said...

Great card, looks like you have nice stuff on your desk! I always work like this, just using what's to hand....it's a great way of creating.

Brenda Brown said...

Love the random text and sewing on this project. Great way to challenge yourself too. A great outcome.
hugs [brenda] x0x

Yvonne Garner said...

I love this style of designing! Great project! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sandy said...

I love this being a big lover of owls and everything crafty. I just adore all the little layers and elements you have used to really display him so well. I would so love this on my wall and I love that stamp hmm wonder if I can get it in Australia..
Sandy :)

She said...

Morning Tracy. I love him...I've not tried stamping onto fabric...may just have to have a go!! Love the text round him. S xx

Barb Cady said...

I love the frayed edges, the sewn circles, the felt flowers,the owl - in fact everything, a lovely piece of art! X

Shirley Davis said...

I have a collection of (not live) owls and this would be very happy as an addition! It is a gorgeous piece of work.

Annie said...

Stunning project. Love all the elements here, particularly like the idea of stamping on fabric.

TFS

Annie x

gayle said...

The owl is so gorgeous :) lovely project xx

Ria Gall said...

We never know how our desk will look on a project until you do what you did, use everything. This has really worked well for you a great fun piece with many textures
Ria xxxxxxx

butterfly said...

What is it about owls?! Just so adorable... and on calico, he looks extra good! Love your pattered circle chains - altogether a delicious make, Tracy!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic use of the products on your desk! I need to take this challenge more often myself. :) Love the Owl card. The tiny circles attached is a perfect detail on the muslin background.

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...what a fabby card you made with what was on your desk! loving the stamped fabric...just adorable :)

Lynn Stevens said...

He's darling. Love owls and what a great way to use up all those extra supplies on your desk.
hugs Lynn