Friday, August 13, 2010

Foxy fella lights up my blog and some great news

Hi all,
despite the 110 degree weather outside,
I have slithered my way to the craft room
to do something in between resting periods,
this heat is oppressive, all I can do
is mope around and pout,
anything more gives me shortness of breath.
Oh boo hoo hoo, right?
On with the project,
I've used the little foxy fella
from the TGF Outdoorsy set
that the fabulous Kellie Winnell sent me to play with,
you can find this set and many others at Tickled Pink Stamps,
and HERE is where you'll find THIS set in particular.

I've coloured in distress inks on watercolour paper, then cut him out and adhered him into a shaded identical image, colouring the scenery of the backing image, then cutting a pocket into the image between the skyline and the grass to tuck my fox into, here's a close-up for ya (click to enlarge, as per the usual)

I've used MME paper, bazzill CS, the punches are both Martha Stewart and the flowers are from my stash, the center flower is Prima and I've used a BG button in the center of it. The sentiment comes in the Outdoorsy set, I stamped it then shaped around it, punched some holes and ran this dreamy organza ribbon through it.

I am going to enter this into the challenge at The Beary Scrap which was to use their sketch and to keep it Clean and Simple, which I feel I have done here.
I have played along with The Play Date Cafe which is colours of Dark Brown, Green and Beige, mines is sort of beigey, hope this counts...
At EveryBody Art they are hosting a Check It Out challenge (paper)
At Crafty Catz Challenges Sue wants to see animals!!!
At The ABC Challenges they are back to A and that means August, and this little boy scout out at camp really sums up my idea of summer fun. Darn it, I wish I was a boy, lol.

I also have some wonderful news to share and it involves the little critter creations similar to the one you see right now!!! I am elated to tell you that I was accepted onto The Stamping Bazaar's first ever design team!!!! Hip hip hurray!! There's nothing better than working with what you love, so really, I am just thrilled!!! Since becoming obsessed with stamping last year, this has been my dream, to work with the talented Marina's images and now I am getting the chance to do so, for which I could not be more grateful :)

Well, I will let you all get back to your weekend,
thanks for stopping by,
I'd offer hugs, but it is plainly too hot for that!!


Aunty Sue said...

wow what wonderful new I am so pleased for you they are lucky to have you you are 1 tallented lady. Love this card and your colours you make them come to life. Now for my Dt post. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz your card is stunning and good luck and hope to see you back next week. Hugs Sue xx

Elise said...

WWAAAAAAHOOOOOO! I am OVER the moon for you love!!!! I KNEW you would make in on the team!!! Yayy yayy yayyy! Ohhh the elation! Congratulations!!! You totally deserve this and I know they are soooo ECSTATIC to have you with them! I can't wait to see all the goodies you whip up with these critters!

Well, this card is once again FABULOUSLY STUNNING! Your colouring is just, just, just ... mind blowing! You get every single detail and shading to the t-top perfectionism ... did that just make sense?! lol! You know what I mean ... you're simply incredible!!! And as for using the CAS sketch for TBS, thank you so much for playing with us .. and you've turned a CAS sketch into something purely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love love love it!!!

I don't care how hot and humid it is there, I'm hugging you anyway!!! CONGRATULATIONS again my love!!! I am extremely GIDDY for you!

Big Hugs,

Lori said...

Stephanne your cards are just too darn amazing, that colouring is tdf! You reminded me that I have a little motivet guy like this that I've never used omg, love your card!

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Love the card, this is coloured beautifully as usual!! Great news and congratulations on the DT call, you deserve it!!

CraftyC said...

Wow Stephanne, what a gorgeous card you have made. Love the image and so beautifully coloured. Congratulations on your dt post!

Unknown said...

This is just darling, Stephanne! Lovely layout and wonderfully colored image.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Janie Printz said...

Congratulations on the DT but after seeing your card I'm not surprised they picked you. Wonderful coloring & gorgeous design, papers & embellishments.
Hugs, Janie

Sue said...

What a darling card! And what fantastic news! They are lucky to have your wonderful personality and talent! I could not be happier for you and I can tell by your post that you are excited to start this new journey. Congrats my friend. Big Hug, even though it's HOT....

Wonderful news kiddo

carol said...

adorable card, image is soooooo cute, what fantastic news too, congrats....thanks for playing along with craftycatz x carol

Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your DT! Love the coloring on your fox and images! fabulous. Lovely card! Would be perfect for a boy scout. :) Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC this week.

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card Stephanne!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, wonderful coloring! Congrats on your DT news! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Renkata said...

Wonderful card. Love the image and how you coloured .
Great news , I am so happy for you!

Lindsey said...

This is adorable! I love the image and your colouring is sensational! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

Marlene said...

Awww, he is so cute!!!!!! You water color like an angel! (Do angels water color?) Oh heck, you know what I meant!

MagsB said...


What a cute little critter and what an adorable card! I'm not surprised you were chosen, you make fab cards!

Please send your hot weather to the UK, we'll happily exchange the rain and wind and cold for a bit of sun!!!!!

luv, Mags x

Janiel/ janny said...

COngrats dear!! I love your little card.. You bring those little sweet animals to life!

I will miss you at MDUC..
hugs, Janiel

Jamie said...

What an adorable image! I love your image and what a great card! Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Elise said...

Oh, you're hilarious! What a TERRIFIC image and your coloring skills - OMG! Are BEYOND professional looking - this is EXCELLENT! Congratulations on your new DT post - looks like you are EXTREMELY qualified! This card is such a joy to behold ~ thanks for sharing this with the PDCC!

Claire Phillips said...

Great news Stephanne - you will be a fab member on their team. What a gorgeous card - your colours are perfect he is adorable! Cheers Claire x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--love this image! So perfect!! You are soooooo creative and talented--this card is FAB all around:) Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Unknown said...

Ohh... hun, this is gorgeous! Love the colors, and the design on your card!
Hope you had the best summer ever!
Fall is nice too, the perfect time of year to make cards!