Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Iconic Aussie Bloke

Move over Ozzie Osbourne ... Ozzie the Owl is coming through!

Yes folks, today is Australia Day, the day when Aussies old and new celebrate being part of this "big brown land". Our family has two "real" Aussies (DH and DD12) and two "new" Aussies (DD18 and myself - both Kiwis), so we always celebrate both Australia Day and New Zealand (Waitangi) Day.

I usually make a card to mark the occasion and you had to know that I just HAD to create another owl, didn't you?

I have come up with an iconic Aussie bloke, complete with Akubra hat with corks (to keep the flies off your face, in case you're from overseas and didn't know) and an ice cold beer in hand. He's standing on a gum leaf and his green and gold banner proudly proclaims his name! Come and meet him .... (click on the photo for a better look) ...



The corks on his hat are made with slivers from a real cork, sewn on with needle and embroidery thread - a very painstaking job, I have to say. The foam on his beer is made from puff paint. Yes, I know, he looks as if he's had a couple of beers already! Well, I tried to make him look as authentic as I could ... ROFLOL!!!

Right oh, Ozzie, let's get back and throw another prawn on the barbie! Hope you are enjoying your Australia Day and thanks for dropping in.

Cheers mate
Kez

16 comments:

MsGetinspired said...

aussie aussie aussie ioi oi oi
lovely card tfs.enjoy your day

Patrice said...

Too totally cute! Super clever of you to come up with this Kerry.

I too celebrate Australia Day and Waitangi day (being kiwi).

Rob I said...

you are such a dag. I can imagine you cracking up as you were making Ozzie. Enjoy your day round the pool

Paula said...

OMG!!!!!! Thats is soooooo cute! Happy Australia Day Kez!

Juliette Chapman said...

Kez - you have out done yourself. Fantastic. Happy Australia Day.

Sandra said...

Sooooo cute!!!! Happy Australia Day!

Shandell said...

What a great Aussie card! I love the owl punch and I think that is such an original idea!! Love the cute hat & corks :)

Barb said...

love this, its so very clever. thanks for sharing this day with us.

Sabine said...

LOVE your card. All these wonderful, funny details as the ears coming through the hat! I have no idea on how Aussie Day is being celebrated but this guy could be a visiter to the German October Fest!

The Anscombe Four said...

This is genius! You are SO clever!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wowsers! You simply have "got it", Kez. That knack for creating something original and stunning! Sigh ... when I grow up I wanna be just like Kez! Hugs xxaxx

Heather T said...

You are too clever. Your creativity shines here. Happy Belated Australia Day!

Kim Tonnet said...

Kerry. You make me laugh; a gift you are. Keep on creating & musing. Luv KimT

Lynda said...

The Owl Queen reigneth with supremacy again!!! There is soooo much to love about this little guy. Perhaps you cld do a cricket version too with a wee terry towelling hat and a pair of Subbies slung round his waist!!. The detail in his hat is magical....another case of Bunting Brilliance!! ooxx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love making the owls and this creation is wonderful! Love it!

Wishing you a great Monday!

Barbara Diane

Lisa Marsh said...

Hi there.... I am a proud ozzie and I have to say, this is so stinkin cute!!!!!

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