Skip to main content

Day 27 of 31: Owl be Watching

Hello! It's Day 27 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. I have another Stampendous card to share with you today that is going along with the theme for this week, "All About the Dead." I used the Tombstone Owl for this card.

I colored this fabulous image with my Tombow watercolor markers. The card itself is Kraft cardstock, and I embossed NK Studio's Wired image with    embossing powder.

I love the mix of colors in this powder. It looks complicated, but it's only only one bottle of powder that has been used.

I stapled the image to the card for a little more metallic and texture. I kept it simple because the background is sort of busy, and because the image itself is so striking. Be sure to visit the rest of my Stampendous teamies that are featuring projects today. And don't forget about the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!


TracyM #6773 said…
BOO-tiful card Alison :)
LOVE your background, the texture and colour is perfect for your SPOOKY owl panel!!!
Thank You for sharing.
Tracy from Victoria, Australia
jcobb said…
Wow, what an awesome card! Great job!
DonnaMundinger said…
WOW! Love the effect of the embossing powder! Great background and that stamp is fabulous! xxD
Gloria said…
A huge fan of owls, great card. Love the soft coloring of images. Thanks for sharing.
Jean said…
THis is gorgeous! Love it!
valscraftings said…
Love the owl and textured backgrounds!
LOVE this texture filled beauty! I am really liking the neutral colors for it!! TFS!
Viki Banaszak said…
I love the background you created on this card. It looks awesome. Your coloring on your scene is perfect. That owl looks so real. Viki in Kansas
Stampendous said…
WHHOOOT-hoot! Wonderful texture and coloring on this owly card. Thank you for sharing today!
Stampendous said…
ADORE this! That background is amazing and love the coloring on the owl. Thank you for sharing today!
LOVE this wise owl! Perfect for the season!
Take care!
Fantastic card! Love the colors and texture of the embossing in the background.
Anonymous said…
Super background for your card ! Love the coloring ! Thanks for the inspiration !
Sari / Granne said…
Fabulous image and love the texture of the background
cghundley said…
Great looking card
and Owls rule!
Carla from Utah
So wicked cool, love that image and the cool background!
Denise Bryant said…
Love the subtle colors and the awesome owl stamp! Great card!
Mary Holshouser said…
Owl be watching too.
this is great.
thanks for sharing.
Tami said…
Love that textured background and love the owl image!! Great job!!
Judy said…
Love the owl stamp. Great texture on the card with the embossing and powder. Thanks for sharing.
Susan Renshaw said…
Fabulous Tombstone Owl image! Great make today Alison!
your color combo is so beautiful!!!
Sue D said…
Very cool image and I like the embossed background.
Sue in Ohio
Bunny said…
It reminds me of walking in the night when we were kids and an owl would hoot. Very spooky. Great card.
Shari said…
Wonderful card. I love that embossing powder!
Susan Salyer said…
I love the embossing powder effect and the image is great!Beautiful!
Susan Salyer said…
I love owls and this is a beauty. Love your card today.
Carol said…
Great card - love the colouring/colours x
McStamper said…
Love your card. The background is great.
L J Dogsmom said…
Great Stampendous image. The owl's coloring looks very realistic. Love the metal framing.
Irene Grau said…
Your card is fantastic!
Fantastic coloring. This is a great image. TFS

Teresa in California

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam


1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…