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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

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