Sunday, 20 April 2014

Its OWL about attitude

 Originally this was supposed to be part of a challenge but for a variety of reasons it never made it that far. Still I thought as it was a little different that I'd like to share it with you anyway .

I  know owls are very popular at the moment, so took this Bestie image, one that might be more associated with pink, girly and pretty - I changed it into something a bit more masculine, darker and hopefully fun. I purposely did this to show the versatility of the digi-stamps and to prove that imagintaion is really the only limitation when it comes to creating.

For my inspiration I looked at some of the posters for the film Terminator
    Once I got started on it - I ran wild ... it was so much FUN. I printed the digi a couple of times , googled leather look backgrounds, printed it off, grabbed some cooking foil and lots of sticky pads. Using the leather look paper I made a jacket with stand up collar, Cut separate wings, covered them with the same paper and used the pads to attach them to the body
  Using some cooking foil, I cut out the head, layered the very distinctive Besties eyes over it, Cut out the 'terminator' glasses and layered them over the face also.
 Then to keep it like the original  poster, again using google I  found a text that was similiar to that used on the posters,  printed it off . Put some thin red stripes behind the owl and softened the whole look with the addition of the black bow. That FAMOUS line (with a slight play on spellings!!! ) keeps the card open
   Hope you like my take on this- Just on a personal level, this will be my last post including the Besties Images, but a massive thank you to Gill and the original team for letting me be part of it and I wish the new guys lots of luck.I guess in this case Arnie wasn't correct as I wont be back  


  1. This is such a fab, fun card....a brilliant change from the 'norm' !!.... Such a shame it wasn't included!! .... Was great working alongside you on the original team, but we've got loads to look forward to....'PMC' ...Here's to the future...'Sister' ! :)
    Hugs Donna xx

  2. Pixie, you are quite creative. I wouldn't have thought to use leather and i can see how the owl looks a lot like the poster you were using. I am sad to see you go, i liked the My Besties team you were on and was disappointed when the challenge was ended abruptly as i had added a fun card based on your challenge theme. I hope the future holds nothing but good things for you. Thank you for the comments you had made on my cards while you were on the team.

  3. Lol, brilliant!
    Sinister and brilliant, such a cool change to the normal owl card. :0)


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