I stamped the frame and masked around it.... then stamped the owl and masked her too. I then stamped the envelope pattern on the background, moving the stamp round a bit to get more texture. The branch was stamped with Shabby Shutters and a bit of Aged Mahogany added for colour. I then coloured the owl in and added some Glossy Accents to bits to highlight... I then took a pale lavender card and stamped the envelope pattern in Milled Lavender and stamped the frame on it. I then trimmed the owl panel and layered it on top.
So now I've started using the frame... I'm feeling a bit more confident. In fact, at Stamp Group today I made two more cards.... very much inspired by Jacqueline's lovely soft work... but as I didn't get home till 6.30pm I still have to take photos.
My little owl stamp was very popular today at Group.... A couple of the ladies stamped her off so she will be gracing a few cards in the near future.
Well it's getting a bit late and I still have a few things to do before bed, especially if I decided to get up at 7.00am to join in the Hero Arts Flickr 90 min scramble.