I stayed up and finished the Owl House completely. I am pleased with how it turned out. I made the “book” out of a cardboard box that I covered with various papers and cardboard to look like a book. I used paper mache to make the tree and cover the inside of the book. There is a hole behind the owl where you could put a light so that the owl’s eyes light up.
Here are a few of the supplies I used for the Owl House book:
Waltzingmouse Owl stamp and die – retired, which is really too bad because it’s a great stamp
Martha Stewart Oak leaf punch
Tim Holtz Oak leaf punch
Many Tim Holtz inks and stains for the leaves and distressing the pages of the book
Teresa Collins Sophisticated Embossing Folder – I like it because it uses an 8.5 x 11 paper
Martha Stewart Scoring Board – you can’t really tell from my photos, but I scored the edges of the book to look like pages.
Tim Holtz Bigz Bird Branch Die
I am going to enter this in 2 challenges because I think this piece fits well with both of them. I really like the idea of the Creative Carte Blanche challenge because of the emphasis on expressing yourself and encouraging experimentation. This month’s challenge is Wood, Word, and Wild. When I read that challenge I knew that the Owl’s House would be perfect for it. I’ve got the tree as the wood, the book has a title (the words), and the owl is wild.
The other challenge where I think it fits is the “Emboss it” challenge at this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. I didn’t originally think I would be able to make something for this challenge, but then obviously I had to emboss my book cover so it works there as well.
So that’s it for this project. I have been planning this one for awhile. Next I’m going to do another Halloween House. I’ll tell you about that later.
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