Thursday, September 17, 2020

Bundles of hugs...


Hello crafty friends!

I'm just tickled pink to be joining Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer once again this year! And I gotta admit, this is a favorite time to be joining the fun because we are right in the thick of crafting for the upcoming holidays and
Whimsy always has amazing stamps for those special occasions. I thought about jumping right in with a Halloween card but when I saw these amazingly cute squirrels in the new Bundles of Hugs set I couldn't let the fall season pass without inking them up. When thinking about how to put the scene together using all three of the squirrels I had to come up with ways to get them on three different levels so that the overall design would be more active and dynamic. That's when I remembered the tree stump that comes in the PDP Harley stamp set... it's the perfect lift for the acorn balancing squirrel! I also grabbed the little fairy door that comes in the PDP Raden set and added it to the stump to create a home for these squirrels to hibernate in once they are done foraging and showing off, LOL! I stamped the third squirrel with the sunflower nice and high on the card then simply colored in a wooden fence for him to be standing on. Because there was so much brown going on between the fence, tree stump and bushel of apples, I decided to make my squirrels grey so they would really stand out against the warmer tones. I'm so pleased with the cheeky story this scene tells and how animated and alive these little cuties appear to be.  :)

Well that's it from me today, later gators!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Bundles of Hugs, Polka Dot Pals Harley and Polka Dot Pals Raden)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico ice ice baby
Trinity Stamps stitched slimline die
Copic markers:
fence- E30, E31, E34, E71, E74, E47, C3
sky- B21, B000, B60, C00, C1, 0
tree stump- E31, E34, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E55, E81, E84, B41, C4, W3, W6, YR21, YR16
grass- YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y21
bushel of apples- E30, E31, E53, E43, E44, E33, E35, C0, C1, C4, YG03, YG63, G99, Y15, Y18, YG21, R22, R35, R46, R89, E18
acorns- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
sunflower- Y13, Y15, Y35, Y26, YR27, E35, E29, YG25, YG17, G99
leaves- Y13, Y17, YR14, R59/YR65, R43, R56, E18/YG01, YG21, Y13, Y18, E15
squirrels- E40, E41, E43, W0, N0, N2, N4, R30, E04
water/rocks- B0000, B00, B12, B23, C1, T3, W6
scarf- YR31, YR15, YR27, R14, R29, E18