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



8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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