Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ARTastic blog challenge for October

Mia Taninaka's 'Salvation' is this month's inspiration for the October Challenge at ARTastic.  


The criteria is wood and/or feathers - real or fake!

Here is my take on the challenge. The background cardstock is inked around the edges and sprayed with glimmer mist to echo the owl's feathers. I used some wood grain paper from stash and a couple of feathers, chipboard letters, inked, and a hand cut branch and leaves, just because!

This barn owl was caught up on a barbed wire fence, and luckily, found by Dennis who carefully rescued him and brought him up to the house.  The only suitable container I could find was the washing basket, where 'Owly' patiently waited while I phoned the wildlife rescue service.

We duly delivered him to his carer, where he was carefully looked after and fed on a yummy diet of frozen mice, but sadly, he did not recover and died a week later.  He was a lovely bird, and his memory is worth preserving.

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Julie Short said...

Hi Angie it is usually shock that kills these beautiful birds! Your layout is lovely. I like how you tired the elemtns together so well. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month.

Deb said...

This is a lovely take on this month's challenge, Angie. That is such a sweet photo. Such a shame the little bird did not survive though. I love your tree branch....it looks fabulous.

Jane said...

Ahh a fellow bird lover - I recall only last year holding up a long stream of traffic while I plucked up a kookaburra who had been hit and stunned by a car on a busy road and was in dire danger of being run over. The only thing I had on hand was a spare towel I keep in the car and my son's backpack, the contents of which were duly dumped and became a dark home for the little guy while I took him to a local vet. So I love this page Angie - great work.

Shazza said...

This is such a lovely page, and love the photo...I love owls! thanks for joining in ARTastic this month!

Tone-Lill said...

This is such a iovely page and a fantastic story. Sorry to read the owl didn't make it :( I love the wood and feather details here on your LO. Thank you for entering our challenge at ARTastic this month :)

Lesley French said...

What a beautiful layout, love the story that goes with it. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month :)

DebiJ said...

What a precious page Di! Love that you rescued this magical owlie, & sad to hear that he died, but it does sadly happen after a trauma.
Gorgeous photo & love your title, & alphas.
Thank you for playing along at ARTastic with us.

DebiJ said...

Sorry Angie, I called you Di!! I apologise.Deb

helenasroom said...

A beautiful photo of a beautfiful owl, how sad it had to die! The theme is although just perfect for the ARTastic challenge, with the feathers and everything, great job!

Elaine said...

A sweet but sad story. How nice to scrap it and remember the little things that cross your path. Your page is peaceful and I love the natural colours you have used. The feathers add a nice touch. Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic this month.

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Great take on the challenge. Lovely page. Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic.

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