Penny Black Smile All Day // Penny Black Blossom Branch // Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles // Distress Markers // Zig Clean Color Brush Markers // Tonic Stamp Platform // Rusty Hinge Distress Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Bristol Vellum Paper
I don't know why, but I always associate foxes with this time of the year, so I decided to stamp a scene using a fox from the Penny Black set Smile All Day as the focal point. He's been stamped and heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then watercolored using my Zig Clean Color markers. I already had a fox mask cut out from a sticky note (from a previous project) and placed it over the fox before adding more stamping and inking to the card.
For my next step I inked up the stamp Blossom Branch by Penny Black using Distress Markers, spritzed with water and stamped over the masked fox using the stamp platform. I got too much water this time than I wanted to, but really didn't feel like wasting the whole card because of it. A little bit of stencilling was added to mimic sun rays and some lines on the bottom portion, using Tim Holtz's Rays Stencil and Echo Park Glamour Stripes Stencil. I thought this card would make a great Fall birthday card, so I used a sentiment from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles. The edges were distressed and inked with Rusty Hinge ink, framed with white card stock and then a rust colored stampin up card base.
A close up below...I realize some purple ink got onto the fox's ear and present, but as my husband is always telling me, art is not about everything being perfect, so I am learning to embrace the little mistakes that happen. Not easy when you tend to be a perfectionist....
Our prize this week at Allsorts challenge comes from Lost Coast Designs, I hope you'll come join us for a chance to win!
I am also sharing my card with these fabulous challenges:
Always Fun Challenges -Anything Goes this week
Cards in Envy - Feels Like Fall
Cutie Pie Challenge - Shades of Autumn
Double Trouble - 3 Colors and an Image
Make My Monday - Autumn Colors
Fab 'n' Funky - All Creatures Great and Small
The Male Room - The Great Outdoors