Saturday, December 18, 2010

Speedy's Friends #34, Mustard, Blue & Green!

Hello, it's time for another challenge from Speedy The Cat's Friends! This challenge is hosted by Harriet, and she's challenging us to use mustard, blue & green!

Please join us in the challenge and upload your creation to the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. There is a FREE stamp set drawn for every 50 entries. You don't have to use MFP stamps, but if you do your name will be entered twice!
For my sample today, I used the Autumn Fun set. It's new to me, and I was really wanting to get it inky! The squirrel stamps so beautifully, with such great detail. I stamped the squirrel with memento rich cocoa onto white. Then I coloured him in lightly with some copics. I cut him out, but thought the colours looked a little dull, so I decided to emboss him with clear embossing powder and that really brought out the colours.
Tip: Since I had already cut out the squirrel, to make embossing easier, I used repositional tape and attached a strip of scrap cardstock to the back of the squirrel to use as a handle!
The card base is not quite navy, with wild wasabi on the bottom, edges sponged, and white on the top with sponged in clouds. To make the clouds I used a mask made from the scallop circle punch and copy paper, then I sponged on baja breeze.
The squirrel and the sentiment are on a Label #4 die, with more mustard sponged around the edges while still in the die.
I finished it off with some ribbon and an acorn charm charm from MFP.
Sorry I haven't been around much this week, I've been trying to get some Christmas stuff done, and Olivia was home sick for 3 days. I still have a ton of stuff to make for Christmas!!!!
Have a Great Weekend,


Becky said...

This is so cute, love your coloring.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Laurie - FAB.U.LOUS coloring job on that squirrel~~ just excellent!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I LOVE this one....what a fab little scene you created....and how could anyone not forgive you for forgetting with this cutie arriving with your apologies

redwasher1 said...

This is really sweet! Great coloring!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is just so cute and your coloring is awesome!