Have A Hoot ….

Have A Hoot ...., Hobby Art stamps, Pitt Pens, Lyra Art Pens, Rubber Stamping, Cardmaking


Morning all, thanks for popping by 🙂

Sharing a birthday card today, made using Hobby Art stamps.


I started with an A5 sheet of watercolour card, I stamped the largest oak from the Ornate Owls stamp set, using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. I used the masking technique to create the layered effect with the oak leaf.

Using the Lyra Art Pens I watercoloured the oak leaves, in various autumnal shades.

I stamped the owl, also from the Ornate Owls stamp set, using Versafine Onyx black. I then used a circle die and scrap card to create a mask for the owl before colouring the background in.

For the background I used the Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens, these pens are very juicy and colour beautifully but they can show lines when using certain papers or when colouring large areas. I choose this type of pen, it’s Indian Ink in the Pitt Pens, exactly because I want to see some of the lines, I wanted the background to have a wood/bark texture so when colouring with the Pitt Pens I could create that effect with very little effort, not sure if it’s that obvious in the photo but in real life you can see a grain effect with the yellow background. I also added a little more of the wood/bark effect by stamping with Hobby Art Texture stamps, using an orange Pitt Big Brush Pen to ink up the stamp.

I masked the owl and stamped the splatter effect, from the Texture stamp set. I used various different colours at the same time on the stamp using Pitt Big Brush Pens.

I used the Pitt Pens to colour the owl, I also stamped the head twice on watercolour card and used to decoupage the owl. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.





I’ll be entering this into the following blog challenges –

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge #304 Nature


Hobby Art Stamps November Challenge – All Time Favourite


613 Avenue Create challenge #148


Artistic Inspirations Challenges #143



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