It's Friday and time for Week 49's Challenge....Animals. - I loved this challenge as there were so many possibilities. Now anyone who knows me well enough probably figured I would use a (Cat) image since I adore furry felines. Sorry to disappoint you but I went with something totally different. It's a skunk (aren't skunks babies called, kittens though?)...Anyway I was enabled by one of the blogs I visit (right now I can't recall which one) to purchase the Cute Critters stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps and decided to use this adorable little skunk for my card.
My card base is: Green Galore followed by a layer of Basic Black and then I embossed a piece of lavendar card stock (source unknown) with the Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Then I added a piece of striped DP (Doodlebug) and some Black Grosgrain ribbon. To the side I added 3 Dew Drops (Grapes & Leaves) by Robin's Nest. I stamped my image with Basic Gray ink and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol. I added the ground by masking my image and punching out and oval that I sponged Creamy Caramel ink on. I used my Rectangle Nestablities Dies to cut out my image and mounted it on a larger piece of Green Galore card stock.
Then I added some flowers from Hero Arts Summer Collection that I purchased here: http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/the-1282/Art-Flowers%2C-Summer/Detail - and added a purple brad (Queen and Company) and then dyed 2 small white brads with a Copic Marker (T5 Toner Gray No. 5) which came out a nice black color after a couple of coats. I stamped the sentiment by using Basic Black and Lovely Lilac markers. My focal piece and sentiment were then mounted using foam mounting tape.
I'm sending this to a friend who is having a birthday next week. I hope she likes it. This was such a fun challenge. I'm off to check out everyone else's creations and hope you will as well. Check them out by using the Blogger's Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Okay spell check doesn't seem to be working again so I apologize ahead if I did make any errors in spelling.