Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"HOOT" Owl Window

This window is one of my newest creations. It is definitely one of the smaller windows I have worked with, but it was fun to work with as I was able to see my finished product much quicker! :)

The background paper is specialty wrap designed by Carolyn Gavin. Have you heard of her? Her designs are so fun and whimsical, I stalk her blog regularly...I think she dreams up these cute creations in her sleep...she is always coming up with something new and different. She had a complete collection with K & Company a few years ago called Greenhouse. (Of course I have the whole collection, they sold it at Michael's.) All of her creations are now produced via Ecojot...with lots of fun journals, stationery, etc...you will love it once you lay your eyes on it. Her blog is http://www.designerjots.blogspot.com/.

Back to the window: the background is covered in funny, kooky owls...all different and unique. I decided to create a large scale version with my own twist. The body, wings, etc are all created with vintage plates, tile and grout. I created the feet with thick copper wiring. Since I try to continually evolve with my mosaics...I find myself trying to incorporate other things...making it more of a mixed media piece if you will. The left eye is a vinyl flower from Bella Blvd. The eye on the right, I created using an American Crafts Mini-Mark Rub-on (the white circle scallop) and a vintage bingo marker. The last piece that I found to be very essential to the piece is the light aqua crepe paper ruffle...it almost looks like a tutu or a short apron on the owl. It gives it lots of fun texture. I truly love the way it turned out. Wouldn't it be cute in a little girl's room? As always, thanks for stopping by! Happy Tuesday!

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooo FUN! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that owl! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow...this is amazing...Your beautifully mosaic owl goes so well with that fab background paper. LOVE it!!

Craftylicious said...

this is soo amazing Amy!!! i love the lil ruffle round the owl's waist! so cute!! your owl is so beautifully put together! :)

patti west said...

I love it, Amy!!! I would totally hang that in my house!! Your "mixed media" owl is fab!! Love the eyes and the addition of the aqua paper ruffle! :) :)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh wow that is sooo stunning!!! LOVE LOVE your owl!!!! sooo cute!! wonderful work

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So fun & adorable. Love it. :)

Nancy said...

This is OUTSTANDING! The ruffle around the owl is DIVINE!!! love it!!!!

Valerie said...

Wow Amy - you are truly talented! This window is beautiful - and that wrap is adorable. Will have to keep my eye out for her :)

Beata said...

This is so much fun:) I love it!

judean said...

SO cute and unique! Love the different eyes :)

Tanya Tahir said...

this is such a HOOT! I love it!!

Jocelyn said...

Amazing.....I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Kim Sonksen said...

This window is amazing!!!!