Monday, November 30, 2015

CASology and Fusion Card Challenges

I'm excited to get some real craft time...that's not on my lunch break at work, or in the car during a road trip, or while waiting on car repairs :)

The CASology challenge blog had me at first glance with the cue card: owl. These mostly nocturnal birds bring back wonderful memories of my grandmother, who collected owl figurines made of every imaginable material. I wanted to do something special for this challenge around the holiday and found the extra umph I needed from the photo over at the Fusion Card Challenge blog. 

This card was fun to make, combining watercoloring, silver embossing (which I still think is real life magic lol), and a clean and simple one-layer look.

I used Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and a cutie patootie owl from Lawn Fawn. Frisket (masking fluid) has become one of my best friends!! The absolutely waterproof seal it creates (like I did for this owl) allows me to go crazy with my watercolors and paints and still gives me a clean canvas for whatever I masked.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and make it a great day!!

Deidre :)


  1. Love this cute owl and the masking did work like a dream! Love how you placed him in front of the silver tree. Thanks for joining Fusion x

  2. Fantastic owl in front of your shimmery silver tree. Love the masking and layers on this card. I have never tried that masking fluid, but I think I should get some. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  3. Love how you combined the embossed tree with that sweet little winter owl ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  4. How adorable! I love that scarf your owl is wearing!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

    Deanne :)

  5. Fabulous one layer card Deidre - just gorgeous! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!