Just wanted to share this card that I made for CiC Challenge this month at Clear Dollar Stamps. The challenge was to use little critters of some sort. I am more than sure that we all have cute and cuddly animals stamps. So why not take part in a great & fun challenge.
I decided to use this set from Clear Dollar Stamps called, Autumn Critters. I decided to combine the pumpkins with the the very cute squirrel.
This is the card that I came up with and combining the different elements really turned out great. To combine digital elements check out this Clear Dollar Stamp tutorial.
Card is being submitted to the following challenges:
CiC Challenge # 63: Little Critters
Forever Friends :Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations: Thanks/Thanksgiving
Lollipop Crafts: Thankful/Gratitude
Make My Monday : Autumn + Use your stash.
Paper Playtime: Autumn Colours
Stamp and Create: Use Lace
Totally Stampalicious : Bling
Close up of Coloring
I really didn't realize how great the amount of orange hues there were in this colour brown, until I did my photo editing. * Note to self! Don't use color tones that are in the same colour family for animal fur. Lol!! Shading was created behind the squirrel body and underneath the arms. Also, on its face and tail. Image was colored using Tombo Markers, Staedtler Watercolour Pencils & Crayons. Highlights were added using Tombo White Gel Pen.
Close up of Flower
I started out with just the cream flower but it didn't seem to blend. So I decided to add a green brad, the same colour has the ribbon, to the center. It still didn't seem right! So then I added the orange bling to help bring the eye down to the bottom of the card. It worked this time! Yay!!
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections, Canston Watercolour Paper
Distress Inks: Broken China/Ranger Distress Inks
Digital Stamps:Autumn Critters by Laurie Wilson
Coloring Meds:Tombo Markers, Staedtler Watercolor Pencils & Crayons
Journaling Pen:Tombo White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Bling & Lace/Dollarama, Ribbon/Offray, Brads/Pebbles.Inc
Adhesives: ATG, Pop Dots
This card is made to share with an American friend who will be celebrating Thanksgiving soon. I also, wanted to share pics of a traditional activity that we love to do each Thanksgiving and that is apple picking at one of the local farms. We so love doing this and the apples were so big this year! See for yourself!!!
Now that is a one big Apple! I finally used up all the apples that we picked this year. A friend of mine gave me an amazing Apple Crisp recipe and I have made it so many times, you would think that my guys would be sick of it. Nope! They want to have it again. It is just so yummy with french vanilla frozen yogurt! I better stop because I am making myself hungry! Lol.
We really had a great day and the weather was beautiful! I am so thankful for these two guys. God really has blessed me with a wonderful hubby and an amazing son. I am so proud to be on this journey with them. Thanks guys for all you do! Love you so much.
I trust that you are all doing well and that your Autumn has been filled with many great memories of all the fun that this season can bring. I still have to pick a winner for my blog contest. I will try to get that done in the next few days okay. Until next time, take care of yourselves & each other.