Jun 12, 2012

night owlie...

so i have been off work for the past four days.  it's been great.  the mister has also been off work.  we were going to go away on vacation, then decided to stay home and just hang out.  so we've done a lot of just relaxing.  he found a new game he likes (he's a little bit of a nerd, but who isn't?) which works for me because it gives me lots of time in my craft room!

i was obsessing over discovering new things on pinterest the other day and saw a cute owl canvas that was adorable.  so it gave me the idea for this  8x8 canvas.  consequently, this one looks nothing like what i thought it would, but i'm still happy with how it turned out.

night owlie
stamps:  unity
patterned paper: lilybee designs, authentique, we are memory keepers, american crafts
ink:  shabby shutters, walnut stain, seedless preserves
paint: gesso, acrylic
other: india ink-black, mod podge, modeling paste, bubble wrap

i have had a few goto places for insiration for all this mixed media madness. i have to credit my friend, cindi, for prodding inviting me to monday night ustream with tracy weinzapfel.  that pretty much started the spiral down this path!  so kuddos to tracy and cindi!  i also love things by donna downey and christy tomlinson.  those women are so crafty!!

a few people have asked to see how i do my canvases.  so i made a little video of one.  i made another butterfly canvas that i used from the mystery project to show what i do.

and if you are still with me after all of that...don't forget tomorrow is the {ippity} new release blog hop.  i have to say, once again, that i love this month's release!!  so stop on by tomorrow at 6pm mst (that's 7pm cst) and check out the new goodies!  there might be a prize involved!  

and don't forget i'm giving away some unity goodness with this post!

7 peeps have to say:

JPScraps said...

Fun canvas! The video was fun to watch! I love the butterfly canvas.

Noelle Reese said...

You are a rock star! I love the video and I mostly love my canvas! <3

Lynn said...

that owl is adorable!! you are very talented!

Emily Keaton said...

That canvas is so adorable :)

Maureen Hayes said...

This owl is so stinking cute, I love him!i want you to know that I am inspired by all of you ladies in Tracy's Monday night group. You are all so talented, and everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. I am no where near the level of any of you, but I get so inspired by all of you. Thank you for sharing your work.

Shauna Gunnell said...

The owl came out so great! I love everything about it!

And seriously - I am in awe over that video. Of course time with Norah is on the top of my list these days, but I need to come over to your place and invade your craft room. We should totally do canvases together!

Mind if I share your video on my blog? I've had so many people ask where I "bought" the canvas you made for us.

misssrobin said...

I think it's adorable. It's like a paper version of a traditional quilt block. Love it.