Saturday, 21 December 2013

Snowy Owl at Crafty Individuals

The weather here didn’t start to turn colder until mid November then cold nights made me feel like winter was really on the way and that is what inspired my snowy owl tag. Since I made this tag a couple of weeks ago the wind and rain have set in and it's been quite miserable. Hope it's dry and brighter on Christmas day.
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The background was made using a mix of the spritz and flick and the wrinkle free distress techniques with Tim Holtz snowflakes stamped in Chipped Sapphire over the top. This was then given a spray of Dylusions White Linen ink.
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I stamped Mr Owl onto a piece of leftover card where I had also used the wrinkle free distress technique and I painted his bowtie in red.
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I made the snow myself using snow dust, glitter, white acrylic paint and some glue and painted it on various places including over the word band.
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I painted the silver bells with festive berries distress paint and added some of the snow to them, pinning them onto a gold bow.

This tag really makes me feel quite chilly lol.

Materials
Stamp – CI-400 from Crafty Individuals
CI-241 – Snowflakes background
Holiday Lampost die – Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Dylusions White Linen ink
Tim Holtz Christmas word band
Distress Inks – tumbled glass, chipped sapphire

You still have time to enter the festive challenge at Crafty Individuals, do pop over to read the rules and see some fabulous inspiration on the CI blog.

If you have managed to stop by to see this post, thank you so much for taking the time to do so at this busy time of the year. I still have at least one post for early next week and I shall also have one for Christmas day.

 I have completed the bulk of all my Christmas preparations and just have some last minute little bits of wrapping to do. Today we have been down to Winchester to walk around the Christmas market and tomorrow we are off to London to see Winter Wonderland, Covent Garden and the lights. It's so lovely to have a bit of time to do this.

I hope you are nearly there with all your preparations and able to have some chill out time.

Dont forget .........................................................................

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." 
Marjorie Holmes

hugs {brenda} x0x

40 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is stunning. Loving the scene and falling snow.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful...you have given me great inspiration. I have a very similar owl image and one gift left to wrap. I nearly forgot about it as I put it in the guest room closet as the box is quite large.
It is for my daughter who has lots of owls in her Christmas decorations.
I shall make her an owl tag using yours as inspiration.

Your tag is so beautiful. The background is so lovely and the whole tag is a perfect setting for your owl!.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hope you have a good day in London tomorrow Brenda, imlove the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Love your snowy owl tag. The owl is fabulous and sits perfectly against your background. Tracy x

Juls said...

Just utterly stunning!! Hugs Juls

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, I love owls, and this is a very fine example. Hugs, Valerie

Glennis said...

A very beautiful tag Brenda - I am a huge owl fan!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous Brenda....love that crowned owl in the snow!
xxx Margreet

Daniele said...

so loving your snow, very realistic Brenda, sure is a great tag
hugs xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
Cold in your part of the world but warming up beautifully here in NZ, albeit showers are forecast for THE day!
Your Tag has all the necessary ingredients; texture, focal interest, tactile qualities and hard elements, to relate to the onlooker how talented the designer is that constructed the piece, also it is so very pleasing to the eye.
Merry Christmas to you, enjoy the season, catch up with you next year.
Smiles:)
Sue

Joan Heath said...

Hi Brenda. Love this tag. It's very festive. Will have to try the snow effect. Hope you have a good day in London tomorrow. xxx

craftytrog said...

This is beautiful Brenda!
Enjoy your London trip...it'll be magical!
Alison xx

Elly said...

Truly Brenda style(:o)Love the owl♥

Amanda said...

Super festive owl, great snow!! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Love
Amanda x

butterfly said...

The owl's a delight - as is that fabulous background... gorgeous!

Hope you have a great time in London - I thought the Covent Garden decorations were fab!!
Alison xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous scene, Brenda. Love the snow on your card...just not in real life. We have snow, now covered in freezing rain, and more of that again tonight. Hopefully things improve before Christmas, as everyone is supposed to be coming here. Thanks so much for your lovely card, and here's wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
Joyce xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, love the owl and the snowy details.
Yvonne

Joan said...

Lovely tag Brenda and I really like the owl stamp.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas


Joan

Jane said...

What a fun Mr Owl he is Brenda. I do love the snow you created.Let's hope this awful weather improves. I hope you didn't get too wet at the fair, we got soaked last Sunday but still had a lovely day there. Enjoy London tomorrow, hugs xx

Rita said...

Fabulous Tag Brenda. I do love that Snowy Owl. Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. Hugs Rita xxx

Christina C. said...

Sooo gorgeous....I love owls!!!
Outstanding creativity!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous background and love your snow...enjoy your days out xx hugs xtrace. X

debby4000 said...

Fabulous snowy tag.
luv
Debby

Deborah said...

The Tim snowflakes seem to appear on most of my Christmas cards - a fabulous stamp. And I love it here too. A wonderful tag. Have a lovely (dry!) Christmas, Brenda. xxx

Von said...

Love it Brenda :)
Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas ♥
Von xxx

Buttons said...

LOVE that snowy background. The perfect home for your wonderful wise owl. You've done it again Brenda. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Absolutely wonderful Brenda, just adore that owl! Hope you are having a great time in London town too. Big festive hugs, Anne xx

Samantha Read said...

Loving all your creations, I spotted them on the CI website yesterday. Total gorgeousness as always!
Big Christmas hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brenda this is just wonderful and such a fun use of that owl stamp! The background is amazing, love the chipped sapphire snowflakes and the White Linen Dylusions gives it that wonderful wintry feel. Your home made snow looks fantastic too! It sounds as if you are making the best of the lead up to Christmas, hope you have fun in London!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is such a beautiful tag Brenda. I've just bought this lamppost die and I love your inspiration.Thank you for such an inspirational year and have a wonderful and magical Christmas. From my family to yours. ..! x

Fandhmum said...

This is a beautiful tag, I would love to do your workshop, could you come up to the Midlands please.
I will be going to stitches, not sure which day, when will you be there?
I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
Rosie x

Candy C said...

Brenda...I love your snowy owl tag! The snowflake background is so pretty and I have always loved Tim's lamp post! Coupling those things with that Craft Secrets owl are stunning. I also wanted to sincerely thank you for the kind comments you have left on my blog. You are always very positive and I appreciate your thoughts. May you and your lived ones enjoy the happiest of holidays and a blessed new year. Candy

nefertiti said...

Perfect owl under the snow!!!!
Lovely winter tag Brenda!!!
Have a very wonderful and happy Christmas!!!
Bizz

Anita Houston said...

Love that owl!!! Fab tag! Merry Christmas!

Terry said...

What a cool tag, Brenda! Well I do love that owl and you know how much I love backgrounds and this one is stunning! Don't you love that White Linen and the home made snow is so realistic! I think that would work using Flower Soft? Well my dear friend, I hope you enjoy the rest of the time leading up to Christmas. I am mostly done with all the preparations, just have to cook the meal! Merry Christmas and big hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's just wonderful Brenda! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2amscrapper said...

Brenda, I love how all the techniques you used turned out on this chilly tag--especially the star background and the snow. Have a wonderful holiday! Helene

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brenda, that background is so wintry in appearance, perfect for that CI owl.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful Christmas with your family.
Lynne x

Coco said...

Your background is really perfect for this wonderful owl!! Awesome tag Brenda, I really ADORE it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Hugs, Coco x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your owl is so cute, Brenda! Happy Christmas!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your owl and this perfect snowy scene. Hugs!