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Oct 1, 2017

Close to Nature

It's a new month already - can't believe it's October!!! - and it's time for a new  challenge at Penny Black and More. This month our theme is "Close to Nature".
I knew I wanted to create another scene for this challenge, but I also wanted to use one of Penny Black's cute animal stamps, and I thought this cute fox would be perfect for the nature theme.
I started out by heat embossing the fox on bristol vellum cardstock. Then I stamped the fox again on a post-it note and fussy cut to use as a mask. I also used some torn paper to mask the hill. Distress ink was used to ink up the hill. Next I stamped the pine trees using an old SU ink pad (forest foliage). I didn't really plan on a watercolor look, but my stamp didn't leave a solid impression (I need a misti!!!) so in order to not waste the card I decided to go with a watercolor look on the trees by inking up the stamp then spritzing with water before stamping. I did this right on top of the partially stamped tree, and stamped it again without re-inking to add a few more trees.
After removing the fox mask I colored him with zig clean color brush pens and inked the sky with distress ink. The sentiment and fox are both part of the set "Smile All Day". The pine tree is from the set "Woodland Beauty", both by Penny Black.

This month we are being sponsored by Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix so we have some wonderful prizes to be won. I hope you'll come join us for this fun theme!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hope it's a nice and sunny one!


  1. Fabulous scene, love as it is watercoloured softy and the cute fox in his gorgeous colours are in main role. Lovely sentiment too!
    I used WeRM "misti" in my card, love the thing, it is must!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. You've created a very lovely scene ! You're card is just adorable !

  3. Anonymous02:56

    Eine zauberhafte Szene, liebe Ellie! Irgendwann brauche ich das Motiv auch, aber bestimmt werde ich den Fuchs nicht so genial colorieren wie du ;-)
    Schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße

  4. So gorgeous! LOVING that fox and the trees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. How cute is this Ellie, I love using these stamps too, great scene.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. What a cute fox he is! I love your trees in this one, all watery and inky - super colours too xxxx

  7. Anonymous19:51

    such a sweet card ellie featuring the adorable fox. i'm working on one for christmas but now i think i might need more general use images. all beautifully coloured! i use a WR precision press, sadly no longer available but i do love it, especially as it requires no magnets to fight with. :)

  8. A wonderful card Ellie - I love your trees :-) despite that look not being the one you initially wanted

  9. So sweet! I love foxes. They are so beautiful, and this image is just the cutest!

  10. Absolutely stunning, I love this wonderful scene.


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