Monday, 31 December 2012

In the deep midwinter at Happy Daze

Wow - I've just scraped in by the skin of my teeth for this months challenge over on Happy Daze

Had a very busy month with hospital appointments for dear Mr Lottie - so not much time to get to grips with December's theme - but I've done it!!!!!

I absolutely adore Jo Capper Sandon's stamps for Stampotique don't you?

This 'tiny owl' stamp sits on my shelf right in front of me above my computer.

 He always looks decidedly 'grumpy' to me in a cute way - and why shouldn't he,  he has been rather neglected of late.

I stamped him into polymer clay, and once baked, I painted him with water colours and tried to make the shape look like a thick slice of wood.

(You can buy Jo's Stampotique range of joyous stamps from Happy Daze of course!)
 Then on the reverse, I stamped him onto the baked clay, and then give little owl something to look grumpy about in the deep midwinter
 He looks especially cold in 'real life' as the snowy branch he is destined to sit on in cold days has a thick layer of snow, and both sides of the pendant have been preserved with Renaiisance Wax which give a really cold glistening shine to the  deep midwinter owl, but a lovely warm shiny glow to the autumn owl.

I am looking forward to see what the Happy Daze designers have in store for the January challenge.

Last night if December tonight  so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very healthy, and happy new year.


Libellula Jewelry said...

That's adorable! I've loved owls my whole life and and think it's great that they were so popular in the 70s and have re-emerged in popularity again (I must be getting old!).

gardenpinks said...

A very Happy New Year to you too Lottie and hope Mr L is on the road to recovery.
I love your owl pendant but then I love owls anyway :) He is super though but hate thinking of him being cold!
Lynn x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't think Mr. Owl looks at all grumpy! I think he's rather handsome. Happy 2013 to you and yours!!

Netty said...

Loving your adorable pendant Lottie. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze. Happy New Year, Annette x

Paula Whittaker said...

what a fab looking pendant