Saturday, 8 March 2014

Twit Twoo by Donna Ratcliff


Morning all! Play time with a new stamp today, one of the fun owls from the Lost Coast Designs owl set. So first off here’s what I’ve used……
Lost Coast Designs Stamp Set – Owls
Sheena Douglass Stamps –
Ageing Beautifully, The Majestic Oak

Distress Inks – Old Paper, Wild Honey, Pumice Stone, Mowed Lawn

Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black
Cut and Dry

Spectrum Noirs – CT3, CT4, OR1, GB5, GB8, TN2, BG2
White Card
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
….and now we’ve collected the supplies, here’s what to do…..
1. So first off the card I’m using is a bit I had left over after making an 8x8 card blank from some A3, it measures approximately 8” x 3 ¾”. So now to get some colour onto the white card using some Cut ‘n’ Dry blend Old Paper, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and a little Pumice Stone Distress inks onto the surface. 
2. Once you’ve got enough colour on drip/spritz/splash some water onto the surface, leave for a few seconds and then blot with some kitchen towel for a great faux bleached effect.
3. Then stamp the script and crackle stamp from the Ageing Beautifully set using Pumice Stone Distress ink.

4. Now ink up the larger of the owls with black Memento and stamp onto some nice smooth white card.  Colour with your choice of colouring mediums and cut out. I’ve used Spectrum Noir’s for mine…..colours shown below…

5. Right now for some leaves…you could of course use a stamp or die cut some but I was in the mood to get inky so……grab a piece of white card rub on some Mowed Lawn Distress ink (direct to paper), stamp some of the text from the Ageing Beautifully, scrunch up the card, smooth out and rub over a little Pumice Stone Distress ink and then hand cut some leaf shapes.

6. Stamp the word ‘wisdom’ from the Majestic Oak and then all you have to do is decide how you want to arrange everything and glue it all together and add a few doodled lines to leaves and around the edge…….

So have a great weekend and see you again next Saturday.
Donna xx


  1. Love this piece of mixed media, Donna! thanks for sharing background tutorial. Owl stamp is superb and you have colored him so perfectly.

  2. love this - the background is perfect - brilliant owl too

  3. I love this and the owl stamp. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration x


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