Friday, 10 August 2012

Rufus the Owl

Good afternoon from a very hot and humid West Sussex.  Just wanted to share 'Rufus' with you, isn't he cute? He is a brand new little stamp from Little Claire and can be purchased for the great price of £2.00 from the website shop.

I have made his little house using a template from Craftwork cards.  Some scraps of sparkly paper, lace and linen thread.  The pine needle die can also be purchased from the LC shop and the wooden leaves are from my ever growing collection.

Must get back to my craft room, lots to do and then hopefully some tidying.

Keep cool!




Joey said...

Heidi this is gorgeous, beautiful design. Joey x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i just love that cute little bird house ..
Lisa x

Claire said...

I love this bird house, so cute - great work. Hugs, Claire x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh this is just so cute, Heidi. Love that little owl peeping out of his house.
Caroline xxx

Richard Norman said...

Hello Heidi

I stumbled across your blog. Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press.

Im'e a gilder and use gold leaf and imitation gold leaf rather a lot.

Have you thought of gilding onto paper?

It's really quite easy to gild onto paper, there are now modern gold sizes that are simple to use, and there are various ways to create antique and distressed finishes as well., like the crackle glaze and antique glaze.

If you have a moment, pop over to my site, there is quite a lot about gilding onto paper, in particular there is an old bookbinders recipe which you can use to make really authentic looking imitation vellums and parchment papers from ordinary papers.

Good luck to us all.