Monday, August 27, 2012

Steampunk Owl with Metallic Tree

Hi Dreamers!
I had a dream...An owl with a rocket pack!!  And, where do you suppose he lived??  In a metallic tree. Of course!  Where else would a Steampunk Owl live???   This fun image is from the creative mind of Di Davies at Blockheads Stamps: the new set Fringe Folktales.

Materials List:
Blockhead Stamps
Fringe Folktales
Botanical Silhouettes - Circle border
Victorian Inventions - gears
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Distress Markers
Stickles - Gold and Silver
Metallic gold paper
Various scraps of ribbon and lace
A Tree Embossing Folder

Stamp the Owl with black ink and lightly distress with Vintage Photo.  I shaded and colored  with my new Distress Markers.  Cut out the Owl.  

To make the tree dry emboss a piece of metallic gold paper.  "Paint" the limbs with gold Stickles and the leaves with silver.  Stamp the Circle Border on the left side.  Stamp again on a piece of brown paper and tear into small pieces.  Glue down over the stamping.

Stamp the clock from the Victorian Inventions stamp and cut out the small dial.  Attach the dials to the tree with glue dots.

Add a bunch of  fibers.  Layer with green metallic and Teal CS.  Stamp the Owl again for the inside.


How about a few fun challenges for my Steampunk Owl??!!

Simon Says Stamp and Show: summer colors or other new distress products
Cheerful Stamp Pad: Steampunk
Eureka stamps: anything goes
Take a Word: clockworks
Stampalot: Things with wings
Anything Goes: make your own background

Lovely raining day here in Michigan.  I have lots to do in the studio today.  All kinds of projects that I want to get done this week.  I will be back on Wednesday with "something".  See you then.  Love  ya.


  1. This is brilliant, love your image! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

  2. Wonderful card. The image of that steampunk owl is fabulous! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Such a wonderful the image and the tree in the background.

  4. What a fabulous card! Brilliant steampunk owl! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

  5. I just love this piece, Karen! Steampunk is great!

  6. Oh my gosh this is one of the cutest images I've ever seen!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  7. This is great, love that owl. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

  8. Love this fantastic owl-a beautiful and whimsical piece!

  9. What a great card!! Very different and I love it! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge.

  10. I can see your owl lives in my land called fantasy world and I absolutely love the vision you have created in your card.

    It's really great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, many thanks joining in.

    B x

  11. Hilarious image--an owl with a jet-pack! Thanks for creating with us at Eureka Stamps!

  12. Your owl's a complete delight! Wonderful card... I love the clock tree!
    Alison x

  13. hello Karen, i actually came by to comment on your stampsmith DT piece because i just entered "anything goes" but i could not help but notice this fabulous steampunk owl! since i am on the cheerful stamp pad DT allow me to say this piece is aweseom and thanks for joining our challenge. xo

  14. Super cool! My mojo never flows in the Steampunk direction but I love looking at other people's SP creations! Love this!


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