Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

For the birds theme home decor art

My husband's birthday is about 3 weeks away and this home décor art was made with him in mind. Need to buy a frame before I present this to him. And he will be shocked that this is early! #406 Birds challenge for MTTC blog=

My Time To Craft blog design team project:

Check out all the details for how to participate and see what the other members of the DT crew have made. A delightful variety of projects for this theme!

Some details on how this project was made:
a. the owl image is a coloring page "tattoo" from Bendon Publishing of Ashland, Ohio; "Adult Coloring--Tattoos--Relax and Rewind" with tear and share pages
b. I laid this image on my printer's scanner surface and then put kraft cardstock into the paper tray and copied the image onto the kraft CS.
c. Using colored pencils (some combo of hues were used to vary my choices) for the majority of color-fill on the owl. The beak had been colored yellow-orange with gold metallic pen over that to contrast with the feathery fluff on each side of his beak.
d. A few chipboard stickers were scattered for accenting and the "with love" stamped in the corner.
e. With the coloring page outlined, I decided to outline all the stickers and stamped sentiment.
f. Striped paper background is from The Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby
g. The stickers and striped patterned paper were put into my compiled kit for CKC blog's September 2019 challenge.

Other groups or blogs where this owl will be shared:
a. FB= my personal page
b. FB= Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls (closed group)
c. FB= Mixed Media Creativity (closed group; created by me so contact me if you are interested in joining)
d. CKC blog and FB community group=
This is their 2nd post of the month. So scroll to find the previous 1st post and then the subsequent posts on how to use your copy cat kit throughout the month. Still a bit over a week to participate and use up some of your stockpile. When I selected my papers and a few embellishments last weekend, my focus from the inspiration kit was for the color hues.

Inspiration kit: 

My "School Days--Teacher Days" September 2019 kit=

More scans of the owl--closeups 

Due to so many photos in this post, I'm keeping the typing to a minimum. If you have a question about a technique or something, place it in your comments and I will reply. 

Thanks for reading my blog post!

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. What a stunning piece of art Becca - the owl looks quite formidable, but you have coloured him beautifully, and the stickers add interest without detracting from that magnificent owl

    1. Thanks Maxine! That was my intention with the accents, just a few to add some interest and color repetition. Joe carved an owl from a 2' stump of wood when he took high school art. About 10 years ago, he gave that carved owl to a nephew. So this is to remember that achievement of his.

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    1. Thanks so much, Shell!!! The DT crew has had quite the variety of birds, techniques, and supplies for this bird theme!

  3. This is so lovely! He is certainly a lucky chap to receive such a thoughtful, beautifully made piece of art.

    1. Oh how sweet, Lisa! He carved an owl that stood almost 2' tall when he was in high school. About 10 years ago he gave that to a nephew. So the owl was chosen for this reason, as a remembrance.


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