Monday, November 24, 2008

Foxy Loxy

First, the personal stuff....WOWZA what a weekend! We had DS's soccer party, a birthday party for DS to attend, Girl Scout Craft Day (I'm a leader), 4 soccer games, DD's Dance lessons (of course, most of this happened at the same time on Saturday!). DD's soccer team won the first 3 games of the weekend and then....the final game....ends in a tie. They did double over time and still tied. So finally, they go to a 5 man penalty kick....and we lost. What a tearjerker!!!!! It was especially painful because we lost the 4th game of playoffs last year too. Ug.

Alrightly, this card was made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #67. This fabulous image is one of my favorites from Treehouse Stamps. I fondly refer to him as "Foxy Loxy". Treehouse stamps has some new releases for their one year anniversary at 12:01 am on November 29. Be sure to check their newly re-designed web site for alterables, DP, and other new items!

I colored the fox my usual way with Copics and Prismacolor pencils and cut him out (cutting off the snow). I used my usual cut then ink technique to prep the background and ensure the layers line up. I masked off the snow area, sponged Baja Breeze in the sky area, added Not Quite Navy to the upper corners, and stamped the snow in Whisper White. I didn't want the snow under the fox to be black so I stamped the fox in Baja Breeze onto the scene. I then attached my cutout fox to the panel. Glitter pen is added to the snowy areas, of course! I was dying to use red cardstock again but I forced myself to use Kiwi Kiss (although I really think red would have looked great!).

Stamps: Treehouse Stamps Sledding fun
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil, glitter pen, circle punches

Here's a pic of one of the projects my Girl Scouts did this weekend - Christmas Tree boxes that we stuffed with peppermint patties. The instructions can be found here.

Michelle B.


JenMarie said...

OMGosh, LOVE this! CUTE!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! How super cute Michelle!! Love it!

Janna said...

I love how you create the background scenes!! You are so talented!!! Wow, I can't believe how many of those boxes you got done!! What a wonderful project!

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