The image I chose to use is called Elsa, and she is a beautiful fox. Here is my card:
I don't really have any decent typical fox "colors" in my marker collection, so I thought I would color her up as a gray fox. When I looked up images of the gray foxes, I was surprised to find they have quite a bit of brown and white in their fur also, so that is the direction I took. I used cool grays rather than the warm ones, as I thought they matched the pictures better. Clearly, I still need to work on adding furry texture, but she doesn't look half bad.
I found the leafy patterned paper in a 12x12 K & Company paper pad called Wild Saffron that I picked up for $1.97 at my local Goodwill. Can't beat that! I used Spellbinders Card Creator sets A and B to make the thin frame, and to cut the main panel. A Spellbinders Classic circle die was used to cut out Elsa. I found the stark white of the Accent Opaque cardstock to be a bit glaring on top of the more natural-looking kraft card base and the leafy paper, so I used Frayed Burlap Oxide ink to soften the edges a bit. That made me much happier!
I struggled for a time to figure out what sentiment to use, but then I remembered this Awesome die set from Neat and Tangled. I cut the shadow layer from vellum, and the word from black 3 times. Gluing those layers together was cause for some cussing on my part, and hubby thought I was losing it! LOL Anyway, the "you are" comes from the Honey Bee Happiness stamp set, and was heat embossed in white on black. Here's a closer look...you may want to squint your eyes a bit...
CHN Patterned Paper: ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #57: ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #48: ATG (1/5)
Besties International: ATG (1/3)
Moving Along With The Times #29: Animals/Birds (1/3)
Colour It, Create It, Show It Off: ATG with coloring (1/3)
Crafty Animals #49: ATG with animals
Digi Doodle Studios #37: Animal
The Paper Funday #27: ATG w/optional twist - Use green (2/4)
SheepSki Designs #49: Animal Magic
Gem of a Challenge #7: ATG (2/2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #154: ATG (2/3)
Word Art Wednesday #485 - #486: ATG (2/5)
Double Trouble #80: Something, Anything, Everything w/ optional twist - coloring (alcohol markers)
Aud Sentiments #271: Animals + sentiment (2/5)
Inkspirational #235: Fur/Feathers
Simon Says Wednesday: ATG (2/5)
Digi Choosday #13: ATG (2/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #493: ATG (2/3)
I truly appreciate you stopping by my blog today. I hope that you make it through today without too many jokes being pulled on you! 😆 Until next time my friends,
Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!