Fab 'n' Funky ~ Fall Colours

Hey there lovely crafty peeps, I'm flying in today with a DT creation for Fab 'n' Funky. We are having a 'Fall Colours' challenge. I LOVE Autumn. Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons, so this is pure joy for me, creating for this season. We are being sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy this week and were given some lovely images to create with. I love owls, so when I saw this sweet image, I wanted to colour it up as a lovely brown owl. I found a fab photo to work from as inspiration.

I used copics to colour this picture, all with the exception of one Promarker in Pumpkin colour, to bridge the gap between the orange shades of copics I had. They actually work together incredibly well. I coloured the sky background using a technique that I learnt from Mindy Baxter. I did a fun tutorial of hers recently where she taught colouring the sky using copics. It's not so obvious here, but there's a soft gradient that fades towards the top. 

This is my inspiration pic. I think he's beautiful!
(I wasn't brave enough to try and leave white feathers!)

I used some absolutely beautiful paper from Maja Design called 'Walk In The Forest'. I've had this for so long and have really wanted to craft with it, so it sprang to mind when I knew I had to do an Autumn creation and I love the way it works with this image. It's a shame to cover this beautiful paper, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum.

The sun was behind a cloud for this pic, so the colours are a bit washed out. But you can see the finished card design, which I added some feathers to and a couple of diecut acorns which I coloured with my copics. The acorns are from a lovely CC Designs set called Make A Card #9 ~ Autumn, which I bought recently in their amazing sale.

Here's a closer look at the feathers and acorns.

Come and have a go this week with your own 'Fall Colours' creations. We always love to see what you create. While you're there, check out my fabulous teamies awesomely inspirational creations. They've come up with some really wonderful designs this week.

I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, have an awesome week. I'm off to Georgie's school performance. Two big nights for my girlie this week. She'll be knackered after. But it's Spring break next week, so whoop whoop, we all get to catch our breaths for a bit! Huge hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Come & Get It: Anything Goes Fun
Crafty Cardmakers: #196 ~ Autumn
613 Avenue Create: #201 ~ Distress It
Allsorts Challenge: #434 ~ Things With Wings
Always Fun Challenges: #25 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #38 ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #164 ~ Goodbye Summer
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #281 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up (image and sentiment popped up on foam pads)
As You Like It: Favourite Paper Pad ~ I love Maja Design, ALL the Maja Design Paper Pads, as it's Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere I'm doing 'Fall crafting' right now for DT commissions, so I've pulled out one of my oldest and best loved Maja Designs Paper Pads called Walk In The Forest. Love this Paper Pad so much!


Dawn T said…
fabulous colouring. Love the feathers and acorn.
Christine L said…
Such an amazing Autumn creation Wendy... fabulous colouring to begin with, then I LOVE that sky (I'm going to have to look at that tutorial I think.) Then WOW to the added feathers and acorns.. they are the absolutely perfect embellishment for this card!

Christine x
Chris said…
Fabulous colouring, both of the owl and the background sky. Love the colours together, the browns against that vibrant, cloudless blue. The background paper is gorgeous too, reminds me of early morning mist just before the sun breaks through! The feathers are perfect!
Hope the concert went well!
Melissa Bove said…
Beautiful! Love that fun image! And I love the feathers and acorns! Too cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Pat K said…
Fabulous card Wends, beautifully coloured. Love the feathers on your lovely masculine design too. hugs, Pat K xx
Sarah said…
I am a great fan of autumn, the world is such a wonderful derful colour, as is this fabulous card. Lovely to see you at AYLI xx
Wendy L said…
Super card,thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx
Rene said…
How pretty! I love fall! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
Wendy said…
Gorgeous autumn make Wends, fabulous colouring and your feathers & acorns are just perfect.
Wendy x
aussie aNNie said…
Love your inspiration owl Wends, gorgeous make and fab colouring.xx [aNNie]
Wends this is a wonderful card Wends - love the feather and acorn accents
Sheryl said…
This is beautiful! I love the texture from the feathers - just perfect.
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx
This is a great autumnal card. Lovely colours and ideal for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Thank you for joining us

Pat said…
Absolutely fabulous card Wends, great colouring and design, love the feathers and the sweet little acorns.

Pat xx
crafty said…
Beautifully coloured owl. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Gorgeous card Wends....love the way you have coloured him/her.....great detail with the feathers...Joolsx
Cara said…
Gorgeous card, the ombré effect of your sky is perfect x
Wishcraft said…
Sweet owl and love how you've coloured him, fab card Wends :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Kim x said…
Fabulous card Wendy. Love the owl.
Thank you for entering your lovely card into my 'Autumn' challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx
Ginny said…
fabulous colouring, love the feathers, gorgeous card, as always :)
Tracy said…
You've always got a winner with an owl. LOL Love those beautiful creatures. Great design. I really like the added feathers. Hugs!
Buffy said…
Gorgeous card Wend. Love the feathers
Buf xx
Lynne said…
A super card with brilliant colouring. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x
Misty Elam said…
This is gorgeous!!! I LOVE the feathers. Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Challenges.
Misty DT

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