Pages

Thursday, 1 October 2009

HIBOU or is it CHOUETTE?


Here is my entry for the sixth RSS challenge. The ingredients this time were the letter b, brackets, pink, grey and white, to use masks in the background and corrugated card.

The last few weeks I have been so busy I haven't had time to take part in any challenges, the fifth READY STEADY STAMP challenge came and went so I was determined to take part in the sixth one. So, today I sort of caught up with myself a bit so decided to have a play with an idea that had been wandering around my brain.


A close up of the owl.........this started out as a basic owl shape cut using a Craft Work Cards template called It's a Hoot, available from THE CRAFT BARN.
There is some very faint text stamped in the background but you will have to take my word for it, it didn't show in the photo!
The beak is a fleur de lys brass charm painted with gesso (my white ingredient), the eyes are a couple of vintage fabric flowers I picked up somewhere and the tail is another brass charm piece. The body is strips of lace glued in place, painted with gesso and then lightly coloured with pink and brown ink.


Apparently in French an owl is "hibou" unless it has tufted ears then it is "chouette"! Mine must be a chouette then I think!! (and that happened completely by chance!!)

19 comments:

IsaNorris said...

LOVE what you have done! that owl/chouette/hibou is to die for!
but one question.. I take the B is for branch ??
Thanks for playing Sue
hugs,
isax

kjjc said...

I thought the b was b in hibou?????And as chouette also means great it is very appropriate cos it is great.

Chris Arlington said...

this is fabulous! I love all the textures. thankyou for sharing
Chris xo

AngelaC said...

Fantastic work Sue - I love your owl!

Sarah Anderson said...

Definitely a 'chouette'; love his tufty ears :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great composition!

Julie Ranae said...

I am so into owls at the moment....seems I can't get enough!
Love this piece!
So glad you stopped by and am looking forward to promoting your book a bit more in the coming week or so...I will be in touch with a couple of ideas.

chris f said...

Definitely a chouette in both senses! and I also thought the b was in hibou?
See you tomorrow!
Chris x

Anesha said...

Wow this is lovely, your blog is filled with some wonderful projects. Had fun looking around. Anesha

Willy said...

What a fabulous piece!

Lesley said...

Just LOVE the textures and colour pallette.
Lesley x

kiki said...

fantastic ! trop chouette ta chouette :)))
kiki :)

penny4thoughts said...

Fabulous piece - you have such wonderful textures in it!

Femmy said...

fabulous piece!!

Sid said...

Really super piece !!

P'tite Plume said...

Wow, wow!!! Fantastic!!!

nefertiti said...

Really beautiful card!!!bravo!

Zoechaos said...

Nothing to add that has not already been said fabulous piece very special owl

Angelnorth said...

Great piece! Love all the texture and your additions to the basic owl shape!