Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge 40 and Simon Says Stamp and Show

I love it when a card comes together the way I pictured it in my head. First the challenges... At Critter Sketch the challenge is texture.The trees are embossed using a texture fade embossing folder. The deer is die cut using grunge paper which is texture in itself. Then I colored the deer with pan pastels. I love the feel of grunge colored with pan pastels, it's like suede. Honestly this was an easy challenge for me because most of what I create has some texture. It's what I love to do.
At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge theme is Whatever Makes You Happy. How many times have I used the word "love" in this posting so far? Well, let me add that I also love embossing Shimmer Sheetz to create a background. The sentiment is from Stampscapes; it kind of gives a finishing touch to the warm feeling I get from the card. What makes me happy? -- Creating a card using the tools, materials, and techniques I love and having it turn out the way I wanted it to. Yep, I'm a happy camper tonight.


Lori said...

This card is great! The background colors are awesome, love the deer and trees! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Colleen said...

Great card - pretty background! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

marsha said...

So stunning, the background is just fabulous! The trees and the deer are perfect! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!