Sunday, 14 June 2015

Painted Squirrel

I bought this beautiful Clarity stamp at Hobbycrafts at the NEC in March, and found it at the bottom of a box a few days ago. Fished it out and popped it on my workdesk to make sure I used it, so Shopping Our Stash's "Use a critter" challenge was a perfect opportunity.

I've slightly adapted this week's CAS(E) sketch, but I hope it's in keeping with the challenge. The background is a sliced up section of a clarity stencil with a bit of black detail work to stop it getting lost.

Friday Mashup put out a colour challenge this week: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, and Garden Green, and this is my attempt at that. I don't have any Stampin' Up colours, and started with Fired Brick, but it was a bit pink; added some Rusty Hinge, which went a bit browner than planned, but made a perfect Red Squirrel. Also used Mowed Lawn distress to paint the image, and a combo of Stream and Denim Adi to sponge the background. I didn't intend this to include the Dad Mash, but actually, I think I'd be proud to give this to an outdoorsy Dad.

Can't help but contribute to AAA as well, as the current challenge is Woodland Animals.

Shopping our Stash #205 - Use a critter
CAS(E) this Sketch #127
The Friday Mashup #213: Dad and/or colours (Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Garden Green)
AAA Cards #41: Woodland Animals


  1. So pretty! love the squirrel!
    Thanks for playing at Case this sketch!

  2. that's one striking image and a great challenge combo
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

  3. Awesome Father's Day card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the stencil work and the use of this week's color. Thanks for joining the Friday mashup this week.

  5. Beautiful card - I love the striking colour combo! This card is absolutely perfect for our Woodland Animals challenge at AAA Cards - thanks so much for joining up! Jill

  6. You did a great job with the colors! I love the squirrel, the coloring is just perfect!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  7. Fantastic image and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.