Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Nuts About You

Hi and welcome to another fabulous sketch at SugarPea Designs Challenge.  This week, we are welcoming a new member of the design team - Kerin Sylvester!  Welcome, Kerin!  We have a wonderful CAS sketch, which allows lots of room for creativity.

I decided to use the cute Nuts About You set.  Never having seen a squirrel in real life as we don't have them here in New Zealand, I had to rely on the internet for coloring tips.  

Unfortunately, I didn't quite get the brush of his tail right, but I think he's still pretty cute!  After I'd colored him up, I cut him out with the Zig Zag Stitched Circle Dies.  For the background, I took some Early Espresso cardstock and sponged over an Aspen Tree stencil with Dark Chocolate ink.  I then cut a thin panel for the left hand side to mimic the sketch and adhered both panels onto a white card base with foam tape.  The sentiment was white-embossed onto the dark cardstock.  A thread nest of silver thread was put behind Mr Squirrel and adhered with foam tape.

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  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
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  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
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Products used:

Stamps:  Nuts About You (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Early Espresso
Dies:  Zig Zag Stitched Circles (SugarPea Designs)
Accessories:  Silver Thread, Aspen Trees stencil (Crafter's Workshop), Copics, White EP



Linda Callahan said...

Your card is adorable......but I want to talk about have never seen one? Not a day goes buy that I don't see one.......usually more than one! They are everywhere here......pesky critters! They love to sneak in garbage pails, build nests in your attic, chatter at you from your roof top, torment your dogs and chase each other all over the place! Once we had two of them living in our cellar that took weeks to catch!

SonjaK said...

Such a cute little guy! And I think you've colored him beautifully. It's not photorealistic rather cartoony but so what - it's a stamp. And I love squirrels. So sad you don't see them in New Zealand. Here in Germany they're living in the woods and in parks, they're not a plague but you see them whizzing around regularly. I love to watch them running across a path or up a tree. Looks so swift and elegant.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the added thread nest behind your nutty friend:)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I think his tail looks perfect! Such a cutie!!!!!!

Jeanne J. said...

OMG Karren! The coloring on that tail just blows me away! Amazing!

Jeanne J. said...

OMG Karren! The coloring on that tail just blows me away! Amazing!

Barb Ghig said...

Your stenciled background is gorgeous, Kerrin! Love how you colored this adorable squirrel, too! Such a sweet card!