Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What's New in Your Neck of the Woods?

That's one of the sentiments included in this cute new set called Critter Country from Kristin over at Artful INKables. Just look at this sweet little fox!
I made this card for the weekly Sketch Challenge at Split Coast - here is the sketch


I just love how this card came out (if I do say so myself !) using this fun designer paper by Cosmo Cricket called Mr. Campy. My picture is a little dark - the problem of always having to stamp after work when it's dark out and trying to use OTT lights! It looks better IRL - so please excuse - someday I'll learn how to take better pictures - when I have a minute!!You can see all 4 of Kristin's new stamp sets here. And you can get a 10% discount on your order by using this code - save10JA So check them out and save some money!

I stamped the grasses randomly on the largest panel with Close to Cocoa Ink. Then I stamped it twice on the front panel and colored them in a little. I stamped my cute little red fox, colored him with Prismacolor markers, cut him out and layered him over the grasses.

The sentiment is cut with the key tag punch from SU and sponged. I punched the leaves and added them to the sides - then mounted the sentiment with foam dimensionals - then I just added 3 dew drops!
Both Jenn and Kristin made cards today using this same set - so be sure to go over to their blogs and check them out! Tell them Julia sent you!

And check out my post below from yesterday to see pics of all of the new Artful INKable stamp sets.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!


Stamps: Critter Country: Artful INKables
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss: SU, DP: Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Close to Cocoa, ChocChip: SU
Accessories: Key tag punch: SU, sponge, Prismacolor markers, glue dots, foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart leaf punch, dew drops

15 comments:

Lauri said...

Such a cute card! The Artful Inkables stamps are gorgeous! Love the DP, too!

dpkennedy said...

This is just totally adorable! I love the Mr. Campy paper!! I love the grasses behind the fox too..super cute!!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, Julia, these are wonderful!!! LOVE that DP ... gonna add that to my wish-list for sure!

~Hugs!

Donna said...

this fox is so cute, love your card Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful background stamping really makes your cute fox pop. Great take on the SC. Love that DP and your embellishments.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Just darling!! Love that lil' guy!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Adorable...love how you created the grass with this little guy! Perfect, Julia!

Deb said...

These are adorable!! Love that little fox!!

Curt in Carmel said...

What cute cards and what a cutie he is! You did a great job with this image! Best, Curt

Joan Ervin said...

Super cute, Julia....Love that adorable image!!! I love the paper, too...mine is sitting on my stamp counter waiting for a little love!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh I love this little guy. He's so CUUUUTE!

Shirley said...

Wow, Julia. He is just so precious!! So is your design of background. It is actually so beautiful and fits the image perfectly!!! Love the Dew Drops and punched leaves too.

Lisa said...

Wow he is adorable I just love him... would never have thought of doing that with him.

Jenn Muraoka said...

Adorable Jules! I love your coloring and those little leaves next to the key tag punch. It came together so nicely!

Kristin said...

Julia, you have made a super creation here! Your many creative elements have come together to make a fabulous card! I love how you stamped the grasses behind the fox in soft colors and then morrored that in the background on the brown layer. Great coloring too!