Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Steampunk: Meet SCACD's Wise Owl MechAnimal!

Have you checked out the latest SCACD release? If not, why not?

Susana released a wonderful new Steampunk inspired MechAnimal Collection that I just love!

Here's the deal:
Get all five MechAnimals stamps with their matching sentiment for the price of four stamps PLUS the Bonus word "Art" stamp (2" wide), which is available only when you buy the complete set!
Meet Wise Owl!

Wise Owl was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was added to his beak, talons, the compass face, and the nails in his armor.

When I was done coloring him, I drew a crescent moon for him to stand upon, using the negative space of die cut circles as a stencil. I then stamped off another image onto Eclipse tape, fussy cut it, and placed it over the owl and also fussy cut a crescent moon from Eclipse tape to use as a mask.

A night sky was airbrushed using several Copic markers. When I was happy with the color (my fave night sky combo) and coverage, I applied Opaque White Copic paint/ink/whatever to a toothbrush and splattered white "stars" onto the night sky.

I lifted all masks, touched up the image, then inked the moon using a VersaMarker and brushed on Pearl Perfect Pearls to make the moon shimmery silver white.

After die cutting a bunch of different corners, I decided that "less is more" and went CAS and mounted the stamped, airbrushed image onto a white metallic A2 card, which photographed slightly  grey.

I couldn't take a photo outside since it's been storming all day. In fact, a tornado touched down about two blocks from where my husband works, causing lots of tree damage, and a power outtage. We sure have been having freaky weather.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic Markers used:
Feathers: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Helmet: E70, E71, E74; BG90, BG93, BG96
Armor: T0, T1, T3, T5; RV91, RV93, RV95: BG90, BG93
Eyes: Y13, Y19
Watch Face/Compass Face: B60, B63
Night Sky: B63, B66, B69, B79, B26

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Addicted to Clean & Simple #16: Take Flight
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: One Layer Wonder Cards
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes


  1. The owl looks amazing! Lovely

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  2. Gorgeous owl. I just love the coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  3. Beautiful sky and very nice coloring on your owl! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

  4. Great card and I think the night sky is stunning! Might have to pull out the ol airbrush and try it myself!

  5. Love the owl image. I looks like such fun to color. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

  6. Love the CAS design--that owl pops front and center! Great coloring, love your moon & stars, too! :^)
    And scary on the tornado--so glad we live where they usually don't!
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Your owl looks amazing! The colouring is fabulous as is the sky background. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

  8. Wow, I love this card! Beautiful coloring.

    Sheesh! Heard about those tornadoes, glad your hubby is ok. Definately some weird weather lately.

  9. Such beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  10. This is fabulous! After seeing your owl, I ordered this set from Susana and can't wait to start playing with it. Your Radiant Moth on The Follow Your Heart blog is also an inspiration. Beautiful!!