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Thursday, 29 August 2013

O for Orange Origami Owl



Good morning bloggers, followers new and old and all you lovely ladies entering the Craft Barn Alpha Challange.  The letter for this page is "O" and my chosen word is origami with an owl and some orange thrown in.

My grandchildren have been staying for two weeks and not much crafting has been done, I am pleased the page got finished in time before the end of the two weeks and the arrival of the next letter challenge, here is my origami orange owl and not so ornate wallpaper page.

 

Firstly I made an origami owl and coloured him with spiced marmalade ripe persimmon and tea stain  distress ink, using the spiced marmalade distress ink and some masking tape I highlighted my chosen word and made a branch for the owl to sit on. Mister owl was mounted on the branch and a few origami leaves added to make him more at home.   Next came the three origami flapping birds which were coloured with broken china and salty sea distress ink and mounted on a background of striped orange wallpaper created by using strips of masking tape and spiced marmalade distress ink  again.   I wanted them to look like the Beswick flying ducks, which were popular in the 50's/60's (or was it even earlier),  just to add a little fun.


Really enjoyed doing the origami it has been years since I made the flapping birds for my children and was able to show the grandchildren how to make them, the owl was a little more complicated but I am sure they will master the techniques, my grandson suggested "O" for ostrich, not sure how an origami ostrich would turn out with those long legs!

19 comments:

Nicky Wilcox said...

O wow the owl is great love it xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Stunning, I love the Owl. Love it!! and orange, favorite color. Now, and ostrich? Well, I would like to see you try that in origami....Cheers, Holley

Annie said...

This is great! I love your page!

Kate M said...

Great owl you have made there - quite like the flying ducks too!!
xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Sylv, love the owl and the birds look gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is lovely Sylv.

greetings karin

Zoe said...

Wow! Sylvia this is so brilliant, very inspiring and so clever xx

Laine said...

Such a cute owl Sylv. Wonderful design and detail.
Laine
xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Sweetie, this is FANTASTIC xxx

Maggie said...

Totally gorgeous Owl great pages and details

MaggieH

Valerie said...

Love your owl Sylv not seen that before, great page:)
Val x

Avril Ann said...

Wonderful, Sylvia, love this page and your owl is amazing xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fabulous page and great origami. Love the whimsy of the flying ducks.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! Fabulous, I love the owl
Lindsay xx

jane stillman said...

What a fabulous page and the owl is awesome

Dannii said...

Wow, what a brilliant unique page, I love your interpretation of the challenge it looks fabulous! x

ionabunny said...

Cute owl. Great origami

The Craft Barn said...

3 in 1! Fantastic !!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Maisie Moonshine said...

He's such a cute Hoot! Fab pages. MMx