Tuesday 25 October 2016

Project 371: Blended autumnal fox card

I was having a bad day and my guru Claire suggested I make a card that involved blending as she knows I love it.

I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday and the photo inspiration at Retro Rubber and thought they would work well together:

I used a combination of Distress Inks to get the two colors for the background and blended them to get the depth. I laid down a stencil of a dandelion and spritzed water over it and dabbed over it to get a bleached effect. I then used a rich blue ink to stencil in the little fly away dandelions. It's a bit more blue than I anticipated but I guess the image is pretty blue as well.

The fox is a Unity Co stamp that is from last September, so just over a year old. The greeting came with the stamp set, and I love it, I can't believe it's been lying idle in my collection for so long. I colored it using Distress Inks and an aquabrush. The red paper is a scrap from American Crafts.

It's a bit busy, but I like it, it soothed my bad mood so i could enjoy what was left of the evening.


  1. Ha ha ha ha, given the day you have had the sentiment is TOTALLY apt. Nice challenge combo here. Love the subtle Dandelion in the background. I told you blending soothes the soul. Thanks for playing with us again at Retro Rubber man. Cx

  2. Love the blending in the background, especially the bleached dandelion! And the fox is totally awesome! Glad this helped soothe your soul... you obviously have a great friendship!! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber this week. Love seeing you in our gallery!

  3. I laughed out loud and thought - I need that sentiment! Great blending! But the fox is the superstar! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. That sentiment is so darn clever, it also made me laugh. Love this sweet fox image and you colored it beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Cutecard! Live the sentiment and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber!

  7. Very clever card with a fun sentiment! So glad you were inspired to have some fun with us at Retro Rubber!

  8. I found your card on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and I must say that I can completely understand why you enjoy blending...you did such an awesome job.

  9. Love your card! The blue color is great and that fox! Love it all! Thanks for joining the RR Challenge!


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