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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just Us Critters

Here I am with a second Christmas card in less than a week! A January week, that is... it would be much more normal in November or December. The current Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is looking for Christmas critters, so that was too good to let pass by. I decided to combine it with this week's Just Us Girls challenge to use stencils:


I started by creating a shimmery wintery sky using three colours of Twinkling H2Os. I used the same colours in a more concentrated form to paint the dogs' hats and cat's scarf, then used watercolour pencils to colour in the animals themselves. By this time the background was dry, so I could use my stencil and embossing paste to add snow. I also misted the foreground snow for more shimmery goodness. And of course Stickles on the one dog's hat.  Lots of texture and shimmer in this card that just didn't want to appear on camera. This at least catches the snow shimmer a little better:


The sentiment bothers math me, but cardmaker me liked how it looked, so I went with it. 
And with that, I think I will get Christmas cards out of my system for a few days. ;) 
(P.S. Do you not ♥️ the Merry Monday bunny picture???)



Supplies: teal cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Simon Says Stamp Furry Christmas Friends stamps, Memento Luxe grey flannel & Brilliance pearlescent lavender inks, Twinkling H2Os, watercolour pencils, Simon Says Stamp Radiant Rain shimmering mist -- ice, icicle Stickles, Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil, Dreamweavers glossy white embossing paste, pop-dots

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10 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Such a cute card! Love your beautifully colored background and the stenciled snow. Fun images too! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Katie Melhus said...

This is totally fun, and I couldn't love that trio of critters any more! What a great card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Becca Cruger said...

What a merry troupe of critters! Your inky background is fab-o and I had to giggle at the sentiment.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So cute! I love your Twinkling H2O background with the stenciled snow, gorgeous. And those little critters are adorable. Love all of the shimmer and sparkle on this. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

KimCreate said...

Cute critters on a fabulous background!

Marcia HIll said...

What a great card and I LOVE your background! That stamp is one of my favorites and never fails to make me smile! Well done!! :0)

Chris D. said...

OMG! That has got to be the cutest trio of pets evah! Love your stenciled background and how you colored the critters! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Heather G said...

Love the critters!!! And I see shimmer all over the card...on the cat's scarf also...maybe? Love the colors. Two cards down, only ??? more to go, right?

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The HO cubed cracked me up. Great card and great stenciled background. I was just telling someone that you don't hear much about H2Os anymore these days.

Jessi Fogan said...

What a perfect combination of cute & artsy! Love that background & those animals, awwwwww :) And since I have no math me I love the sentiment :)