Friday, December 21, 2007

Previews..........



Just arrived yesterday are Ozzie Owl (code 0431) and he/she is proving to be a hit with owl lovers all over Perth. Here are a couple of samples of the owl in "boy" & "girl"... Notice I used fancy buttons for the eyes on the boy and for the girl I used flowers to depict feathers on the tummy. For the eyebrows I have used a small piece of gauze (bandage). If you notice the beak is a thin one you can substitute the the larger shape from the tail feathers (center piece) for a larger beak if you want to. With the wings they can be trimmed down under the eyes (not in this sample) for an additional different look to the owl... The boy owl (top) is made with antique journal card (thanks Jen C) and I put it through the cuttlebug, it looks like it painted but it is the colour of the cardstock. I think Ozzie would look fab with a graduation hat on for those wanting to do teacher related projects.

Also a decoration for the tree using the photo fobs and little birds. I have made one of Lauren here and yet to make one of Danielle.

All the winners of the Owl, I will be sending them out today! If by chance I don't have your email address (because I would have emailed you directly last week) please post a comment on the list. (now only the winners need apply here!)


If you find yourself with a bit of time on your hands you may like to make something Christmassy! I found that I had the urge to find a twig, this one I picked up at the beach last week and decided to paint it white. It probably would have been quicker to spray it but I didn't have any white spray cans so I just used white acrylic on a brush. then I glued foiled stars and then added some pearl beads (you need to ream them out a but to fit the tiny branches) and then put some words on it. This xmas tree is very tiny. I put it in a small vase and added some xmas trim and some paper around the base. I am still adding things and looking for more bits to hang, hence a "work in progress". I would love tiny miniature lights, like ones from a dolls house I think would look pretty cute!
Well off to a christmas lunch with the Aunties, take care, Merry Christmas to all. Julie xxxooo

15 comments:

SANDIE said...

THE WHITE OWL LOOKS GORGEOUS, AND I LOVE ALL THE CHRISSY DECS

ChiLLi said...

I thought i was one of the first 10 .. but i might have counted wrong! chilli@westnet.com.au
love love your owls!

Ann G. said...

i too thought i was one of the first 10 post-ers?? gerlach@iinet.net.au
Have a wonderful Christmas

cain81 said...

Wonderful owls! Love them both, but the eyes on the boy are stunning!
Have a lovely holiday!
Linda

Jen Crossley said...

The Owls look Gorgeous JVO Love the top one that paper looks amazing through the cuttlebug!!!
Love your christmas tree looks awesome
Merry christmas JVO sorry its a TAD late
Crozza

Xanapan said...

The owls are gorgeous Julie.
Was out & about this morning and found some!! A friends elderly mum (92) will be hospital over christmas, so I'm going to make one for her. Love your christmas decorations as well!

France said...

Love the Christmas decoration, how gorgeous! Too late for this year, but maybe next!

f.

Wendy said...

You are AMAZING!!
Happy Holidays!
Wendy

Caroline said...

I just discovered your blog and your creations, and this is just fabulous! I love your "on the edge" mixed media!
I will come back for sure!
have a nice xmas !
caroline

Jenny said...

Julie, I got to play with the Owls on Friday night at Scraptivate.... very very cute.. Hope you and your family have a save and very Merry Christmas Luv Jen xxx

drmarty62 said...

Julie
The owls are looking great. Hope you had a lovely chrissie lunch.
My email is drmarty62@yahoo.com.au. I think I was number 5. Thanks
MArtina

BrigitteS said...

Bonjour Julie !!
Those owls are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !! LOVE THEM LOVE THEM LOVE THEM !!! sooooo cute !!
and cool xmas deco !!
BEST WISHES FOR XMAS TOO jULIE AND TO YOUR FAMILY !!!
Brigitte :)
http://brigittes.typepad.com

The Artful Eye said...

I love your owls and that wonderful twig tree. Happy New Year!

Ros said...

Just found your blog and was wondering would you ever do a make n take like you did in WA in Melbourne?

Lorri said...

ooh I love that white owl :)