May 30, 2008

BCG Wk 49 - Stinkin Big!





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.

18 comments:

Claudia said...

VERY, very CUTE!

Jeannette said...

Cute! Reminds me of Flower - the skunk in Bambi!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is adorable Ida. I think your image is just perfect and your color choice is so fresh. Great job on the challenge...

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is so adorable. I just love cute little skunks...the stamping kind...don't want anywhere near the real thing! *grin*. Awesome design and colors to go along with this cute little guy!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

tee hee..."smelly kat"...OMG....nevertheless your challenge is cute as a kitten or whatever!

KimberlyG said...

Very cute Ida! Great colors and I just love all of your accents (especially the Dew Drops)!!! :D

Tammy Hershberger said...

How CUTE! A perfect sentiment to go with that stamp!

Lisa Somerville said...

The dew drops and the flowers balance each other out nicely. Love the masked oval under your image. Great card for your friend.

Sheryl said...

Very cute, Ida. Cute image and perfect with your colors.

Nikki Bond said...

This is soooo "stinkin" CUTE! Great job this week! {SMILES}

MJ said...

Funny how adorable skunks are on paper! Love this.

Chrissy D said...

ADORABLE - love the colors and the words TFS!

Lori said...

What a cute image! Love the color and pattern combination you used here.

Kathie said...

Ida, how fun! This is just too cute, or should I say pew cute? :-)

Lisa Bohler said...

Stinkin' cute! THat's what this is! Beautifully done challenge!

Connie said...

Cute little stinker! Great job...

Barbara said...

How stinkin' cute is that?!! (I forgot I have the animals from Pun Fun, too!!) Great job with the challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

So stinkin' cute and I love the song that accompanies it!!!