Thursday, 19 November 2015

Fox in the Snow

It's time for another fabulous sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, our hostess is our newly-crowned Artisan Amy O'Neill!  Such a well-deserved achievement!  Amy has a very versatile sketch for us - as you'll see from the DT cards!



For my card, I had the idea in my head that the two horizontal panels were going to be snowbanks and I built my card around that.


I die-cut a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock using Blueprints 21 and sponged Tumbled Glass on it - keeping it heavier on the bottom and fading away at the top.  I then spritzed the panel with a Perfect Pearls and water mix which gives it a gorgeous shimmer in real life.  I then took a pierced rectangle die and cut the middle out of the panel, before arranging the snowbank die cuts on both the main panel and the cut-out piece.  The birch trees were stamped, die-cut and very lightly colored with Copics.  The fox was stamped, Copic colored and cut and then it was time to put it all together.  

Because the birch trees overlapped the cut-out center, I didn't have to mat the center panel and just moved it over a fraction of an inch to the right to cover the hole, after popping it up on foam tape.  A bit of shading under the fox and the card was finished.


Thanks for visiting.  As I said earlier, the rest of the design team have used this sketch in wonderful and versatile ways, so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Tumbled Glass Distress, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Joy to the Woods, Blueprints 21 (MFT), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Stitched Slopes and Hills (SSS)
Accessories:  Perfect Pearls, Copics

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Elizabeth S. said...

Karren, I'm in love with this card....it's so darn cute!

Linda Callahan said...

So beautifully put together with your subtle shading and snowbanks! The fox is adorable and perfectly colored! I love this sweet card!

Pink Unicorn said...

This is sooo lovely, I love this stamp set and your interpretation of the sketch. Great inspiration, thank you. Stunning!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a wonderful scene! I think I saw this guy wandering through my yard the other day - minus the snow, of course!

Mac Mable said...

I think this card is stunning. Such a clever layout and so beautifully coloured...love it x

Deepti said...

Awwww so adorable! Love the layered scene :)

Debora Chandler said...

Fantastic card! Just lovely!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is awesome Karren! What a fabulous scene you've created - I love your choice of dies and image. It's a wonderful Christmas card!

Claire Grantham said...

This is fab Karren, I love the wintery scene, great Christmas card not necessarily using Christmas Stash! Cx

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Karren! I love that sweet little fox and those birch trees! Such a beautiful scene!

Amy O said...

A gorgeous card, Karren! I love how you've used the snow banks with the sketch, and the sponging and coloring are perfect. Thanks for the kind words!

Cindy Lovell said...

I loved it the second i saw it on the team Blog!! Those birch trees look so pretty here and your sponging is beautiful...and i love how you've colored the cute fox!!! Love it,Karren!!

Jenelle said...

So pretty! What a sweet little fox and I love your ink blending!

Rosemary said...

love this card... it is so beautiful!!

Kim S said...

What a charming scene!!