Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fusion March 17th - Everything's "Owl" Right

Happy St. Patrick's Day! -  It's also a new Fusion Card Challenge Day - and instead of shamrocks - we're being inspired by Owls!
I was totally inspired by the owls this week rather than the sketch and here's my card:
First I did a watercolor wash on the stitched edge water color paper panel in blue and green.  Next,  I stenciled the tree.  I stamped the owl in Archival black on a piece of Yupo (have you heard of this? it's fairly new - and I'm not really sure how to use it yet - have to check out YouTube!), clear embossed it and then water colored it with Zig Clear Color pens and a water brush.  I fussy cut the owl and layered it on the card with foam dots.
What inspires you for this weeks Fusion Card Challenge?  The owls or the sketch or will you do both??
  Link your cards up here.
You will find all of the Design Teams cards there too - they are also linked below.
Julia Aston - me!

Stephanie Severin
as well as our March guest designer!
Kate Lorenzi

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up - I also used stenciling
And I just had to post this card I made  - after all  it IS St. Patrick's Day!

Stamps:  QT Hooty Owl - Pink Cat Studios
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Vintage Cream - PTI, Yupo.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green.
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree Stencil, foam dots, Zig Lear Color Brush Pens Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange, Watercolor  paints - Blue and Green, waterbrush pen, paint brush.


Bonnie said...

Love that stenciled tree on the watercolor wash background, Julia! The owl is so cute! Happy St. Pat's Day to you and thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Becca Cruger said...

Those owls are stinking adorable and I love the wash you did for your background! So sweet! And you're right - you just HAD to do a St. Patty's day card!

sandie said...

Fab watercolouring and wow to the stencilled tree!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the tree and that beautiful watercolor wash background, Julia! That owl is such a cutie pie :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Julia! What a super cute card! That owl is adorable!

Loll said...

LOVE that adorable owl Julia. Gorgeous watercolour wash background and perfect with the stenciled tree. Your owl just pops! I think Yupo would be great for fussy-cutting because it's quite thin ... will have to give that a try. I have just been learning a little about yupo from a friend. Works great with alcohol inks. :)

Your St. Paddy's Day card is awesome! The small shamrock is so sweet!!

Thanks for haring your owl card with us at CAS Mix UP! xx

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...fabulous owl card!!! So sweet.

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Julia,

Nope, have not heard of the Yupa that I am aware of. It's great you experimented with it. Nothing venture nothing gained! Your background is lovely, soft. Makes the sweet owl stand out nicely!

Lynn said...

Too cute. I absolutely adore the sweet little scene you made!

Karren said...

This is such a great card, Julia! Your scene is gorgeous and that little owl is just the cutest!

Adventures in Paperland said...

Your owl card is adorable!!!