Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lost Coast Designs Owl tag

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda now has a specific Event and Challenge Blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

Our challenge this month, #13 is Numbers. Here is my make : A tag featuring the Owl Set
 I just love this Owl Set, there are three different sized owls and I used the largest and smallest. Its Mamma owl teaching baby owl some math :) The owls are stamped in versafine black ink and colored with distress inks, then the white detail added with a white gel pen. The background is acrylic paint, I stamped the pencils from ATC Misc 4 Set and used a wood grain embossing folder. I sanded the wood grain and then ran it back through my big shot to flatten it out - I like the distressed look it gives. I added numbers using the Old Typewriter Alphabet, and the plus sign is drawn using a versamark pen. Then I used Stampendous shabby blue embossing enamel on the numbers and around the edge of the tag. Finished by adding some fibres.

Why I wanted to do a separate post for this Challenge make is to show you how I reversed the small owl. In the stamp set all the owls face the same direction, but as you can see this baby owl is facing Mamma.
To do this I used the Shadow Frame Set. Because there is a piece of large flat rubber, I can stamp the owl onto the rubber, then stamp that onto my card stock. Its called mirror reversing. The image is never 100% as crisp as it is from the first stamping, but is pretty darn good as you can see above.
Thanks for stopping by, come and check out our new event and challenge blog, see you there :)
Nikki x

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