As Stampin Up demonstrator you get to preview and preorder items from upcoming brochures- the new holiday mini has a set called Season of Hugs for the build a bear that was just perfect for the idea I had for the owl pirate. The proportion for the sword was just perfect don't you think? I also realized after making the graduate card that the sock monkey accessories has a cap that would have perfect. It can all be mixed and matched like Mr Potato head! You gotta Love It!
I embossed crumbcake basecard using the Tim Holtz woodgrain EF from sizzix (I thought it looked like waves and foam ) and punched the lower border with the scallop border. I used Matey map - retired jumbo wheel from SU- onto bliss blue CS using marina mist. The palm trees are from Tropical Party set- inked with chocolate chip, olive and wasabi on white and cut out. The sentiment and the skull and crossbones was from Pirate Billy from Pink Cat Studi*s onto a white CS that I free cut and distressed.
The Owl was punched in pumpkin pie - lopped off the feet, then again in black then lopped off the top to create the pants. I made the peg leg by cutting off the toes to the left and right and keeping just the center to create the peg. The belly was punched in red and Crushed concord stripe added with the marker. I added the twine rope and knotted it 3 times and ran it through to the back and opened up the fibers to tack it down without adding so much bulk (this was for the SCS challenge F4A23 Sideswiped) and I though it added a fun nautical touch.
I have a few more owl creations for you all to see- one that is now my new favorite so stop by and check it out.