My friend and papercrafter extraordinaire Emily happens to like squirrels. So much in fact that she is currently hosting a Squirrelfest challenge on her blog! Since I have a squirrel stamp or two, how could I not play along? And since I'm also rather behind on my holiday cards, a squirrelly Christmas card it is:
I thought it would take me several attempts to sponge a northern lights background I would be happy with, but the one you see is my very first try! On the other hand, the squirrels? I had the hardest time getting them coloured to my satisfaction. On my second-last try, I wasn't paying enough attention and the boy squirrel decided to don a sweater that clashed with the green in the Aurora Borealis. Sheesh. (He and his skating partner will likely end up on a different card or maybe a tag.) The sentiment went on the inside; partly not to disturb the serene scene, and partly because I didn't want to risk ruining my sponged panel. ;)
My little skaters can also remind you that there are a few days left to play in the current Naughty or Nice challenge: Festive Furballs! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Supplies: white and navy linen cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Amuse Squirrel Capades stamp, Memento tuxedo black and peeled paint, milled lavender, tumbled glass, broken china faded jeans & chipped sapphire distress inks, watercolour pencils, pop-dot tape and squares
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