Friday, 14 October 2016

Autumn Wildlife

Hello again!  I have posted three times this week, more than normal, I am quite pleased with myself! I wonder if I can keep it up?  This is the birthday card I made for my wonderful sister, Lilian.


I started by stamping the mushrooms and squirrel from IndigoBlu stamp set Nature 2 in black Versafine embossed with clear powder then I painted with Pebeo masking fluid and left to dry. While it was drying, I inked a piece of card with Distress Inks to match my leaves which were left over from these cards. Then I stencilled the words with Black Soot Distress Ink through part of a stencil from Splodgeaway. I cut the sentiment up and edged with a black Promarker.

Once the masking fluid was dry, I watercoloured the background with Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I dabbed the blue with kitchen roll to give the appearance of subtle clouds.  I then removed the masking fluid with my finger (making sure my finger was free of any ink first).  Distress Inks were again used to paint the mushrooms and squirrel but I forgot to note down the colours I used, I am so sorry!  I attached the panel to a brown card base to go with the autumnal theme then glued the leaves around panel.  I love how different they look to the previous cards I made with them (see the link above).  I drew some white spots on the mushrooms with a white pen then added glossy accents to them and the squirrel's eye.  Popped the sentiment in the sky and it was done!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Autumn Wildlife
PaperArtsy - Use Die Cuts - The lovely leaf jar inspired me!
Penny Black and More - Autumn
Stamping Sensations - Autumn

These are all absolutely awesome blog challenges, I love them!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I appreciate it so much! Take care. Christine xxx

22 comments:

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful Autumn card with amazing colours

Love Chrissie xx

Anne said...

You have been busy this week Chris! 3 lovely but very different cards, this is my favourite - I love Autumn x
Anne x

Enfys said...

Lovely card Chris, bet your sister loved it
Hugs
Enfys x

Sue Ralph said...

Hello Chris, what a fun card you have created. The squirrel looks so at home on top of the toadstool.Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge. Good luck, Sue xx

Marina said...

The toadstools and squirrel are fabulous images and you've stamped and coloured them perfectly for a beautiful card.

Shirley said...

A fabulous card Chris. Full of Autumnal colours and how cute id the lttle squirrel on top of the Toadstool.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.

Shirley

Redanne said...

I have never noticed that IB stamp set before, the squirrel on the toadstools is fantastic - beautifully coloured too! I love your beautiful autumnal leaves too - love this card! Hugs, Anne xx

brenda said...

A really glorious Autumnal creation and full of all those lovely warm colours we associate with the season. It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You are on quite the roll. This is a great card. I love all those leaves.

SARN said...

Fantastic autumnal card. Xxx

pinky said...

Your card is just beautiful, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Nikki Killinger said...

Gorgeous autumn card, thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu this month, good luck. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a winner, Chris! Go you for posting often this week! I don't think you could have done a better job with beautifully colored autumn leaves, a squirrel, and fun toadstools!! Lilian will cherish this! Hugs, Darnell

alexandra s.m. said...

You've created a marvelous bucolic scene there Chris!
Beautiful card indeed!!

Anita in France said...

Those inked leaves are just gorgeous, Chris ... such wonderful autumnal colours ... they're fabulous with that sweet squirrel and bright toadstools! Hugs, Anita :)

rachel said...

super beautiful - a really lovely make! Thanks for joining us at Indigoblu autumn wildlife challenge and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Anonymous said...

The squirrel sitting on the mushroom looks so sweet. I love your leaves . I have a squirrel I coloured up a couple of years ago now and never finished as I did him in a colouring class and everyone else's made mine look awful. Maybe if I fish him out from hiding with age he won't now look so bad. Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

I love it! Such wonderful Autumn colours and the mushrooms and squirrel are just so cute, Chris Jx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Such a gorgeous card! Chris, I really love that stamp and all those elements make it oh so spectacular.
Well done, shaz in Oz.x

Barb said...

A fabulous Autumn card this is Chris and such a pretty image. Barbxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, love your autumn colours.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Autumn Colours' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Agi said...

Wow, this autumn card is so nice. The colours are amazing!!!