Wednesday, September 17, 2008


This is my card for the third challenge from the Inklings Cyberstamp. The third challenge was a scrap sketch, but since the sketch wasn't going to work with the few photos I do have printed I opted to make a card instead. Lin Mei's directive for those making a card was simply to use a stamp for a theme other than it was intended... owls and Halloween cards aren't unusual, but I have done something different with the owl.

One day while working on a Kristina colour challenge I was trying to use the Celebrate Everyday owl but I didn't feel like the colours were working, so I tossed my scrap (ok, the envelope I had been stamping on the back of to test out different colour arrangements) aside. A little while later I looked back at it and was reminded of some other images I had seen where people had used their owls upside down. One thing lead to another, and Boo was born! Now just incase there are people reading who haven't seen Monsters Inc, or for those that haven't seen it in quite some time, I've found this YouTube clip of Boo in her monster get-up so you can see what I was trying to copy.

To create Boo I inked up the owl with StazOn being careful to avoid the feet. I had previously created a mask for the inner details, which I then used to cover this area so it wouldn't stamp. I stamped a second owl, with no masking, so I had the tummy section to cut out for teeth. I then cleaned the stamp and inked the eyes with my Basic Black marker and stamped those where the feet should have been. I then coloured the body in, using the aquapainter to dampen the areas first to help blending. I threaded some linen thread through for the hair, trimmed and attached the teeth and she was done! Then I had to figure out what to do with the rest of the card! I decided to stamp her name in the hopes that anyone who couldn't tell by looking at the pic should be then clued in enough. A smaller font may have made things easier, but I only have two alphabet sets at the moment and I Big Deal is great for kids stuff. The card has ended up an odd size, 4 1/2" square, but sometimes you just have to listen to the muse.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Confetti White
Stamp sets: Celebrate Everything, Big Deal
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark
Accessories: aquapainter, Lavender Lace marker, Sahara Sand marker, linen thread, dimensionals, clear embossing powder
Show watched while creating: Bones

1 comment:

Sankari W. said...

wow - i had to look a few times to get how you did the owl and now I am just floored by your creativity! WOWOWOWOWW!!! what a great way to use that stamp! and I love the boo image and the boo sentiment! great great great great card Carol!!!