Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Dashing through the snow...

Hey there!

When I sat down to create yesterday I was feeling the itch to play with some MFT images but wasn't sure which ones. So I decided to check out what challenges they are currently running and see if inspiration would strike. When I got to the current  slimline challenge and saw that it wanted us to include cats or dogs an idea began to form. First I pulled out the Double Stitched slimline die set and cut out a base using the second largest die. Next, I grabbed my binder of Birdie Brown stamps and started pulling sets that would work together to build a fun winter scene. The boys from the Pile on the Hugs set were the first to catch my eye because I loved their movement and energy. Once I had them I knew I needed some dogs to join the fun and games and they had to have that same high energy. The Best in Show set was perfect with its running pups! To build out the background I grabbed the snow covered fence from the Snow Buddies set and the little buildings and sentiment from the Ready, Set, Snow set. I then stamped and masked them all together into a cohesive snowball fight scene. I made sure to color the boys in bright, fun colors so they would really stand out against all that snow and the dogs are just as much a part of the action as the kiddos. All in all I think the end result totally fits the challenge and even better than that, it makes me smile. :) 

Later gators!  :) 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pile on the Hugs, Snow Buddies, Best in Show and Ready, Set, Snow)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog

My Favorite Things double stitched slimline stax

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sky- Y000, Y00, B000, B00, B21, B52

snow- B0000, B000, B21, BV0000, BV00
fence- E31, E43, E44
trees- BG93, BG96
houses- E81, E84, T5, T7, E15, E18

dog 1- N2, N3, N4, W3, E40, E41, E30, E34, R30, R20

dog 2- E30, E31, E33, T4, T5, T6, T7, C7, C10, R20, R30, E04

boy 1 skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, R21, E15
boy 1 hair- YR21, YR14, YR27, E39

boy 1 clothes- Y11, Y35, Y17, Y38, B06, B18, B39, C5, C7, C10, T5, T6, T9
boy 2 skin- E00, E21, E13, E23, E25, R20, E04
boy 2 hair- E44, E47, E49, W10
boy 2 clothes- Y38, YR04, YR18, BG45, BG49, BG78, W4, W5, W8, N1, N2

boy 3 skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

boy 3 hair- E50, E51, E53, E55

boy 3 clothes- YG01, YG23, YG17, C6, C8, C10, B95, B97, B99, Y11, Y15, Y26