Friday, July 2, 2010

DU2DS (Dare U 2 Digi Stamp) #41 - The Great Outdoors

I am thrilled to have been invited to be the July guest designer for Dare U 2 Digi Stamp, a biweekly challenge blog for stampers who love their digi's.

The challenge this week is "The Great Outdoors." I am using Fox Cub from Sketching Stamper's Digi Stamps. The layout inspiration came from Mojo Monday #145. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Fox Cub (Sketching Stamper's Digi Stamps, All Holidays (SU!)
Paper: SEI Moravia
Ink: Copics, light use of distress inks for shadowing, Versamark
Accessories: Seed grass, Spellbinders Peony dies, organza ribbon, Copper Tags Assortment 1 (SU! retired), flat-back pearls

I love this little fox. He reminds me of a fox we had on the hill in our back yard about two years ago. We sat at the window and watched that little cutie for so long.

I used some seed grass as an embellishment to tie to the grass in the image. I love seed grass because it adds dimension without being girly and flowery (for those guy cards).

This wonderful paper from SEI has copper foil incorporated into the design and looks so wonderfully elegant in the light (hard to see in the pictures). 

I used my new Bowdabra to create this bow out of wide organza ribbon. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with copper embossing powder. I love the effect on the copper tag.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend.


Annika said...

Wow, gorgeous colouring and I LOVE that ribbon pom-pom flower!!!
So looking forward working in the 7KCF team with you!

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning creation that image is amazing so is your design and adore that bow oh my I do love this one so very much Julie.
Lorraine x

Marlene said...

WOW!! What a fantastic card! I love this!!! Beautiful job.

Chris said...

Fantastic card Julie, I really love how you've coloured the image and given your card a great masculine feel. It's great to have you with us for July. Hope you're well. Chris :)