Friday, September 16, 2016

Even when I'm prickly...

TGIF my crafty friends! 

I've decided to throw my hat into the ring for the My Favorite Things 2016 Card Design Superstar contest and I am super nervous! There are already so many great cards entered and the competition is definitely stiff. But the prize is pretty darn amazing and there is zero chance at winning if I chicken out and not try at all. So for this first card I've mixed the Sweet Succulents set with the new Happy Hedgehogs set. I couldn't resist pairing up the prickly cacti with this prickly little cutie. Years ago I had three African Pygmy hedgehogs as pets and they were just the sweetest and funniest little critters. Their coloring is very different from the traditional hedgehogs that most of us think of, what with their white bodies and salt and pepper quills, so that is the look that I was trying to mimic with my Copics. The background is simple watercolor 'smooshing' and I framed them all in with the cool new Single Stitch Line die-namics. Sure it's another CAS card but it makes me smile none the less. :)

Alrighty then, wish me luck!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill 
watercolor paper
stamps- My Favorite Things (Sweet Succulents set and Happy Hedgehogs set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Tim Holtz Distress mermaid lagoon, shabby shutters and mustard seed
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things single stitch line rectangle frame die
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
pots- E93, E95, E97, E99
cacti- YG00, YG05, YG17, Y11, Y04, R20, R22
hedgehog- E40, E41, 0, R11, R20, W2, W5, W8


Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this card is Super Duper CUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!! I can't believe you had hedgehogs!!!! Brooke and I have wanted hedgehogs!!!!!!! We got quite the farm going on already and we live in a townhome......We really can't take on another pet right We have watched numerous YouTube videos on hedgehogs too! Have an AWESOME weekend doll and I hope YOU WIN the contest at MFT!!!! If anyone deserves the Title it is YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Larisa Hohman said...

This is perfection! Creative idea and flawless execution! Best of luck! You deserve it!!!

donna mikasa said...

Makes me smile, too, Amy, and knowing that you owned hedgies makes it even more special!

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is a total beauty! My friend has a pygmy hedgehog - so cute, Jo x

Julie D. Richards said...

OMGosh, this is awesome. You're already a winner in my book. Here's to hoping they feel the same way. Hugs.

Tracey Ann said...

Wow, wow, Amy!!! Love how you combined the stamp sets... you're so clever. Beautiful background, stunning vibrant use of color... love, love this! And the best of luck to you, my friend!! :)

Cathy P in AZ said...

You have amazing talent, Amy! I think you will definitely be a top contender for MFT's Superstar! This card is SO adorable! The sentiment is perfect for your cute prickly scene!

Karen said...

This card is adorable! Love it!

Arte Banale said...

I totaly love your idea!!! You made it perfect!

phillippa said...

Love this, so clever!

phillippa said...

Love this, so clever!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Amazing! So cute to put the hedgie into one of the pots! I also was afraid of taking part in the contest but I sooo want the new hedgehogs set and you know - the price is hot! :P Love your card(s)!

Jay Jay

Shanna Vineyard said...

This is freaking adorable. Seriously. Love everything about it ❤️