Monday, 12 May 2014

It's A Hoot At Make My Monday

Hello all and sorry about my post title which I couldn't resist because our theme this week at Make My Monday chosen by Laura is OWLS :)
We also have 3 very creative new Design Team members showing off their first makes today so it's a big welcome from me to Joan, Marina and Sue. Great to have you with us ladies and looking forward to getting to know you.
Here's my challenge inspiration which is a little wall hanging featuring my favourite owl stamp which I've had for many years and could never part with as he's so cute.

I made the wall hanging from some recycled grey board which I covered with some tan coloured paper after punching holes at the top and adding natural twine to form the hanger.
I then made a background paper using an elderly and much treasured PSX ivy stamp which I repeat stamped in various shades of green VersaMagic chalk inks. I distressed the edges with a craft knife and emery board before attaching to the wall panel.
I then made a textured panel with recycled corrugated packaging painted with shades of blue and green acrylic paints and then sprinkled on some Ranger Tarnished Gold embossing powder whilst the paint was still damp and heated it to melt the powder. I sanded the edges lightly with the emery board.
I stamped the owl (Tattered Angels) with Memories Creamy Coffee chalk ink on smooth cartridge paper and when dry, coloured him with Aquamarkers. I trimmed the image to a panel, distressed the edges and inked them lightly then added tan and brown mats, also with distressed edges. I attached the panel to the corrugated background with square antique copper brads to make sure it stayed put as it had buckled slightly after the paint was applied.
I then die cut some ivy leaves from an X Cut leaf set (really fabulous as it produces beautiful embossed leaves of many types) and coloured these with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx
PS: It's turned really cold again so the heating has gone back on as we had hail this morning!


Marina said...

I love the texture on this wall handing - and your owl IS cute! Thank you for welcoming me onto the MMM team.

Netty said...

Pretty hanging Fliss and love the owl. Thank you for your good wishes, Annette x

cheryl said...

Oh hun love this adore the owl hugs cheryl xx

butterfly said...

A really cute hoot! Love the fresh greens, and the owl's adorable!
Alison x

Sue - said...

Love all the texture and distressing! Thank you for the warm welcome as well.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely hanging and a nice theme - I have that stamp, too! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Did you hear me groan as I read your post's title LOL.
Fliss he is one adorable owl and I like the fresh, springtime colours you used. Great hanging.

Deborah said...

He certainly is a cutie, Fliss. Wonderful hanging.

Joan said...

Your wall hanging is wonderful!! I love the stamp and the colors you used. Thanks for the welcome to the MMM team!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece of art. Love the owl.

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful wall hanging
Rosie x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely piece Fliss! I really like your leafy background and that solemn-looking owl! Vicky x

Suzi B said...

Lovely wall hanging Flies..I also have that great owl stamp!
Suzi B xx