Thursday, 19 March 2009

Inpired by Aries

My friend Marilyn posted a challenge for a give away on her blog. The challenge was to make an ATC (artist trading card) Inspired by Aries the Barred Owl. This is my ATC the photo is by my DH Tim who is an amazing photographer. The owl in my ATC visited our yard recently and Tim was able to get some shots of him. He was very close to the house sleeping in a fir tree not far above our heads. It was so neat to see him so close up and personal. I transfered the image to watercolour paper with soft gel and then used pastels around the bird and glued on some scraps of this silk paper embossed with gold dots. Cheers

6 comments:

Anonova said...

I like how the soft edges of the paper mimic an owl's feathers. :)

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is so beautiful!!
chris p

Jill Zaheer said...

The owl is mesmerizing- especially those gazing eyes. The background is just majestic looking.
Jill

Marilyn Rock said...

Pattio; this is so amazing. When I first, saw it, I just loved it and it's wonderful to see it on your Blog. The silk paper just is a beautifully soft element that adds so much to the owl! Thank you for honoring Aries in such a creative and beautiful way. Hugs, Marilyn

Jonna said...

Wonderful! I love it. Awesome journal pages also.

Gaby Bee said...

I found your Blog through Marilyn.
This ATC is simply amazing. Fabulous background!
Gaby xo