Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ready For Take Off -Steampunk Owl with Blockheads Stamps

Hi Dreamers!
Back today with a bit of whimsy.  To finish up our month of travel themed projects on the Blockheads Design Blog, I have made a fun card using one of my favs--the Steampunk owl from Blockheads Stamps.  He is ready to take off in his magical flying machine for places unknown!  I added a shimmery background  with some metallic distress stains.  

Materials List:
Blockhead Stamps: Steampunk Owl from Fringe Folktales set
Flyer from Victorian Inventions
Dot from Retro Shapes
Inks: Onyx Black Versa Fine; Black Soot and Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Distress Stains: Brushed Pewter Metallic and Pumice Stone
CS: white, Kraft, gray textured, Glossy Black
Watercolor Pencils
Black Wire
Black Brads
3-D Zots


  • On a piece of Kraft CS, stamp the Flyer with Onyx Black ink
  • Add shadowing under the Flyer with Pumice Stone Stain
  • Add the shimmery sky above the Flyer with Brushed Pewter Stain
  • Stamp the dots with Frayed Burlap Distress ink and distress edges with Black Soot
  • Add to layer of glossy black CS
  • Add brads to corners
  • Add to gray card base with 3-D Zots

  • On white CS, stamp the Owl with Onyx Black ink.
  • Color with watercolor pencils
  • Cut out the Owl
  • Add to card with 3-D Zots
  • Curl the wire and tuck under the Owl and sticking it into the 3-D Zots to secure

Oh, LOL.  Isn't this a fun card!?  Love this little Steampunk Owl!!

How about a few Challenges for my Steampunk Pilot:

Creative Moments: animals
Crafty Ribbons: one for the boys
613 Avenue: anything goes
Artistic Inspirations: fantasy
Creative Card Crew: masculine

Next month The Blockheads Design team will be working with Grungeboard.  Stay tuned for that.  I have some pins planned!  I hope you have a great day!!  Love ya


  1. Oh this is so lovely......gorgeous image and colours used xx

  2. Stunning.Lovely card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Masculine challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  3. Ha! I love him!! what a wonderful card! The owl is ready for an adventure!

  4. This is just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at crafty Ribbons.

  5. Very interesting card. Love the owl. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs Yvonne

  6. A beautiful card and just love the owl. great design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moment and Artistic Inspirations. Abbie (Owner) xx

  7. Super cute, thanks for joining us this week at 613 Ave Create.

  8. Thanks so much for joining us at CCC with your gorgeous card xx Jan

  9. Great card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight,
    Ruth x


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