Thursday, 1 October 2015

Metalic wings

I was lucky enough to be made the random winner at aurora wings challenges which meant I had $20 to spend in their online shop so although it was a very hard choice I decided to choose some of the fab digi stamps on offer and even that took a lot of work as my short list was over 20+. 

The nice thing though is that Mitzi has her art work there too so it was easy for me to take inspiration from them as to how to colour the images I chose. Now please don't get me wrong I am no where near as talented as Mitzi but I was extremely pleased with the results I achieved and having her art work as reference gave me the courage to choose some images that I wouldn't normally dream of choosing like the one I used here.

I got this fab steam punk owl in a set with a steam punk angel and as you may have guessed stream punk isn't something I've ventured into before mainly as I wasn't really sure what it was or how I could make it work. I am so pleased I chose this image as it makes such a great masculine card and different from the usual male cards of sports , alcohol relaxing in one way or another or eating as so many male cards including those I make do.

I had recently treated myself to some gears dies so timing was meant to be. I cut them out in gold mirri card and used them to accent the card. The base card is kraft and I sprayed with a gold and tawny silver spitz from moonglow, well even boys can have a bit of sparkle.

The owl I coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut it out , I didn't think I'd done a bad job until you look close up in the photos and I can still see bits of white card around the edges ,but of course now its all stuck down its a bit late.

That's it really quite a simple card once all the elements are prepared.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday throwdown - clean and simple

Timboscrapmania - use some metal

Aurora wings - anything goes/things with wings

The stamping boutique - no designer paper

Simon says - no designer paper

That craft place - mixed media anything goes

Sweet stampin - use non white card base

crafty boots - gold or silver

OLL creations - use kraft

creative card crew - masculine

cardz 4 guys - something beginning with M
(metallic mirri- card)
The male room - autumn /fall
(I chose the colours and that you are more likely to see owls)

Chocolate coffee cards - animals

I love promarkers - masculine


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful CAS design. Love the muted tones of the gold on kraft card. Love the cogs dies too. Very cool card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew for our 'Non-white Card Bases' challenge. Love what you did for the challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab CAS card, that owl looks so amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jane Willis said...

Lovely card - that owl is stunning and TBH I could see bits of white and thought they were meant to be there as part of the clever shading. It looks like moonlight glinting on the feathers! (There you are, you can go back and edit your post and say it was deliberate now). Thanks for sharing your work with us at Cardz 4 Guyz

NanaConnie said...

This is incredible, Julye! Who would have thought of a CAS steampunk? You nailed it! I'm so tickled to see you playing along in our CAS challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and come play again soon, won't you?.
NanaConnie DT

Cazro said...

It's nice to see someone trying to do something different. The owl is stunning a great incentive to create. You have made a super masculine card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz.DT

Debbie said...

Adorable card thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbie X

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that owl! Great design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


sue t. said...

Gold and kraft has a very autumnal feel! Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room!

Deborah Frings said...

I have this image too. I love the way you've coloured this owl - so gorgeous and his eye is stunning. Nice take on the theme. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!


Such a great card and techniques used. This is just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Debi said...

Wow! Great steampunk, CAS card. Excellent for a guy. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous male card and I'm so glad you're enjoying your winnings from Aurora Wings. The gears are a perfect touch with the wonderful Steampunk owl. Thanks so much for joining our ATG challenge. xxD

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, your owl is brilliant.

Sharon said...

Really love this, so clean and simple and the owl is stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz For Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon DT

Sharon Noble said...

Thank you for joining us at I love Pro Markers Challenge blog . Your cards cute love the owl. All the best Sharon xxxx

Shona Hamill said...

Great card, thank you for sharing with us at I♥Promarkers this week. Shona xx

lulu' creazioni artistiche said...

lavoro molto interessante Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di TSM

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Hugs Sue DT xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is great! Thanks for joining in with our masculine challenge at CCC xx Jan DT

Katie said...

Gorgeous card and love the steampunk owl. Thank you for playing along with That Craft Place

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Julye, this is so awesome! I think you've done a great job of steam punk theme card here. I'm so happy to read that you ventured out into a new territory, so to speak, with your random winner prize at AW Challenge. That's what creativity is all about, isn't it? The coloring on the mechanical owl is awesome! Love this. ^_^ Thanks for playing at Aurora Wings Challenge again!

Mitzi xxx
Artist/Owner Aurora Wings