Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thankful Squirrel

Hello again friends,

Today I am going to playing along with A Day for Daisies and Sunday Stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The squirrel was colored using Mexpy alcohol markers. I wanted to add some visual texture to our little squirrel by layering on and then taking off color to get a furry texture.

Below: There is a lot of textural elements to this card. Examples are the bronze luster on the card stock, distressed edging, and of course the burlap- and amazingly it is not very bulky.

Detail showing our furry little friend.
I really like the color of the flowers and how
it compliments the sentiment so nicely.
Yet it doesn't take away from the overall design. In fact, I believe it enhances it.
Challenges entered:
A Day for Daisies: Challenge #156- add burlap and/or kraft
Sunday Stamps: SSC140- Sketch Time

Oh squirrels! The bane of my dog's existence. Whenever he sees a squirrel he bolts and takes me or whoever is on the other end of the leash with him. No matter how hard I try to train this sixty pound furball it always end the same way. I brace myself steadfast to the sidewalk while he jumps and barks at the dangerous creature climbing up the tree. When he is satisfied, he calms down and we continue on our way. After some choice words I say - 'Good dog! Ridding the world of all those evil squirrels. What would I do without you?'. Really, I don't know what I would without him. So much a part of our family, our Crown. šŸ˜

Well thank you so much for dropping in to spend time with me. I really enjoyed this project and I hope you did too. So until next time, take care, and happy stamping everyone!!

All the best,


Cathy P. said...

Love what you have done with the freebie image, Shawna! Great textures and coloring. That strip of burlap is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with November’a “Add Some Burlap” Challenge at A Day for Daisies! Hugs, Cathy ADFD DT

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Shawna
again adorable coloring and love the texture there
wooowww great manly card
great Thank you sentiment with mini doily
and I really miss you
are you okay sweet no Shawna on my Blog huaaa(cry)
hope you are doing well only busy with DT duty
me too only made cards for DT no challenge cards if you visit my empty blog
miss you sweet friend who is so talented
Shawna, many thanks to play with us at Sunday Stamps this time

Cindy said...

Great manly Fall card. Love the texture you've created on his tail. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at ADFD.

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