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Hello card: Autumn leaves with owl

owl and leaves


It’s the start of October and the first day of the third 30-day colouring challenge run by the amazing Kathy Racoosin. Inspired by her Starbucks fall cup card, I created my own autumnal background for this cute little owl.


I stamped a random selection of leaves in gold ink and clear heat-embossed them. I then coloured them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers blended with a little water. Once the panel was dry I trimmed it to size and die cut the circle aperture.

The panel was mounted on a top-folding card base with a piece of patterned paper behind the circle.

The owl was coloured using Supracolor pencils, fussy cut out and then popped up in the circle using foam tape.

The hello was die cut three times, glued together and given a bit of sparkle with a layer of Wink of Stella covered with glossy accents.


Day 1 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – leafy accents
    Create A Smile – time to say thanks
    Altenew – striped florals
    Some Odd Girl – owl days
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – scripty hello
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival – jet black
    Delicata – golden glitz
  • colour:
    Zig Clean Color Real Brush: 031 cobalt blue, 060 brown, 062 dark brown, 045 pale green, 041 light green, 050 yellow, 064 oatmeal, 070 orange
    Caran d’Ache Supracolor: 032 light ochre, 037 brown ochre, 049 umber, light grey 003, grey 005, lemon yellow 240, yellow 010
  • embossing:
    Wow! – super fine clear gloss
  • paper and card:
    Daler-Rowney – The Langton – cold-pressed watercolour paper
    Papermill Direct – harvest buckram
    First Edition – paper pad – falling leaves
  • miscellaneous:
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Ranger – glossy accents

30 day colouring challenge

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