Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Samantha Walker Blog Hop

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Today, I have a Halloween project to share.... Or should I say Owl-o-ween project! (lol) If you've visited my blog before, you probably know I love to make owls! Since I've never made an owl for Halloween, I figured it was good excuse to do so.
 
  1. Using my Silhouette, I cut scalloped borders from Samantha's Scalloped Circle Border Set to cover most of a 6" paper mâché egg. The front of the egg was covered in a organza trim. Slits were made on each side of the head to accommodate chipboard ears.
  2. Next, using my Silhouette again, I used the outline of the Flower file to create the large brown and cream feathers around the owls eyes. 3D flowers were also cut for the eyes, then secured with brads. Some feathers (from a cut piece of a boa) were adhered to the back of the eye section. Then a chipboard petal was used for the beak.
  3. The base of the project was cut from another 6" egg, then I covered it with torn pieces of patterned paper. Zipper trim was added to the bottom edge.  Then I used the 1 Piece Leaf Cluster and more 3D flowers to embellish the base. Next, the center of the Black Doily Die-cut, patterned paper was cut out by hand and attached to the base.
  4. To make the owl a bit more "Halloweeny," I made a little witch's hat for her out of some more of the Black Doily patterned paper.

Here are a few close ups of the finished piece.

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Samantha Walker Supplies:
Creative Imaginations : Harvest Dots DS Paper, Harvest Houndstooth DS Paper (Harvest collection)  Black Doily Die-cut, Spooky Word Paper and Halloween Dots DS Paper (Halloween Collection


Other Supplies:
Creative Imaginations - Cardstock Foundations
Silhouette - 3D Loopy Flower file
Maya Road - Chipboard Wings, Zipper Trim, Organza Tea Party Trim, Chipboard Petal (beak) and Mini Scalloped Set (buckle).
Basic Grey - Brads
October Afternoon - letter stickers
Mod Podge, 2- 6" paper mâché eggs, fur, wire, Spanish moss and twigs.

32 comments:

Becky said...

OMG you are talented! That my dear is the most original, perfect, fantastic item I have seen in a long time. That is awesome

Joanne said...

you have so much talent! i am a huge fan! wow!congradulations!

Margie said...

Wow-that is so GORGEOUS!! I need to make a white one for my son's Harry Potter birthday!Pinning!

~amy~ said...

sweet mother of pearl...this is over the top fantabulous!

Jingle said...

I love this one!!! So fun and the details are just perfect!

Angela said...

This is AMAZING! I can't believe all the detail that went into this! It is so neat! I love it!

Rochelle said...

Wow! HOOT-a-licious!

Theresa said...

I just discovered you blog and am so glad I did. your owl is amazing, and from what I have seen so far, so is everything else you do :)

Guiseppa said...

Holy crap...just when I think you can't get anymore creative...you make this! I love it! Amazing work Jennifer!

Tammy V said...

Wow, that owl is amazing!!

ashjoy said...

That is just fabulous!

Eva said...

OK, excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor and wipe off my keyboard from the drool.... OMG!!!!!!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!!! Seriously, how do you come up with all these incredibly gorgeous projects month after month??? You AMAZE me so much!!!! Hugs

Sylvia said...

ohhhh myyyy goodnessssss.... this is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S

*wow*

(speechless!)

Sylvia xx

TheIcePixy said...

Yay! Owls are my favorite! I just adore this project! All the various colors, textures and materials are amazing! I'm am so impressed and way excited for Halloween!

Ursula said...

I'm not a halloween girl, but this little guy is just adorable. I want him in my house. So awesome and the detail is just outstanding!

Pamela said...

This is SO awesome!!! I love it! :)

Linda Beeson said...

What makes this creation so fun are the out of the box details you put into it! CUTE!

Lynn said...

That owl is WOW!!!! Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for commenting on my blog.

Connie said...

super cute!!!would not have thought of that in a million years!!

Shelley Haganman said...

Simply amazing!!! I am always so excited when you post a new project!!!

v said...

I just got a bunch of zipper trim and I love how you used it on your project:)!

~Vanessa W

Winnie said...

That is about the cutest owl I have ever seen! I want one.

Clare G said...

Absolutely fabulous, I adore every detail...fantastic design!

KarenK said...

Oh my goodness! Cutest owl ever and adorable, way awesome little witchy hat! I love love love it! TFS, Karen

Pam said...

That is the cutest Owl ever. Very creative!

Lana Bisson said...

amazing project.. Im in awe... I want to make one for my mom. she would love this. Is that two egg pieces?

Kristine Berc said...

My goodness! Your owl is amazing! How totally creative. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEE how creative and absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE this!

Samantha Walker said...

Oh my gosh, this is over the top. I have had to pick my jaw up from the floor several times. You are one of a kind truly amazing! I appreciate your talent so much!

katrynka said...

So cute!! What a creative project:)

Sylvia said...

I am already working it for it is such a wonderfull owl! queastion: how did you attach the strokes of paper to the egg, because the egg had it's curvey shape?

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

wowzers

 
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