Each month I am creating a project with brand new Stampendous stamps to inspire you. You also have a chance to win them via the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists, the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous.
This month we are using the Owl Clock stamp and Julie has given us an extra challenge – make it Christmassy! I hope my card inspires you to try something different with your stamps.
I stamped the Owl Clock image twice and coloured all of one image with Ecoline markers. For the second image, I knew I wanted to layer the owl and one of the wings from the clock so these were also coloured, fussy cut then layered over the first image with foam tape.
Hint – always colour the bottom image as parts of it will peek through the layering. This also gives you a chance to test colour combos.
A quick swish of blue watercolour, a sprinkling of glitter and some ‘stars’ drawn in with a white gel pen and the image is done. I added a title to one of the books with a fine black pen to strengthen the ‘Christmas’ theme. I felt the image needed some extra sparkle so went over the owls wings with a glitter marker, I love the subtle shimmer.
Ecoline markers are dye based making them great for colouring as they can be blended and used with a water pen to give a range of different hues and tones.
Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!
Julie – The Stencil Specialists
Tracy Moloney – Tracy’s Creative Adventures
Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the September blog hop post, make sure you tell us what state you live in so we know you are an Aussie. Each comment is one entry, so comment on each blog and you will have four entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of the month. The prize will be cling Owl Clock CRR248.
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Congratulations to Lynn Attard on winning the stamp this month!