Friday, 30 September 2016
Autumn Birthday Wishes For You........
Let me introduce you to an Autumnal friend - "Fleabag" the hedgehog - isn't he just fabulous!!!!?
This has to be one of my all time favourite stamps, it's from Polyanna Pickering.
Well, the summer has gone and the Autumn has set in so it is time to get Fleabag back out of his storage box!
I took some photo's along the way so shall we take a journey?
I started with (unusual for me) a cream piece of card stock. Can you guess the first stamp that was used??????.............
Yes, it's the leaf on Fleabags' head. I masked that off with masking fluid and then stamped Fleabag himself and masked him off too.
Then one by one, stamped out the lovely leaves (Inkylicious) and masked those to allow for others to fall behind them. Painted them in with distress inks and masked them all over.
Now, I always have an idea in my head of where I'm going with a piece of artwork but I wasn't sure just how I was going to get there with this one! I knew that I wanted the effect of wood or bark behind Fleabag and only had an embossing folder with that effect on it so in "good old fashioned Leanne style" I embossed a piece of funky foam.........can you see where I'm going with this???.....
Yes! You've got it! I wiped my distress ink pad down it and used it as a rubber (or rather "foam" stamp!!!!!). PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!
I rubbed away all of the masking fluid and added a highlight of paint here and there and added a bit of darkness underneath Fleabag so that he wasn't floating so much. Added the sentiment "Autumn Birthday Wishes For You".
Matted and layered.
I think he's happy there amongst the leaves.......don't you?
Very happy with this card, very happy indeed.
I would like to enter this in to the Cards In Envy challenge - Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!.
The Male Room - Leaves / Trees.
Creative Corner Challenges - Autumn.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Autumnal Colours.
Thanks for stopping by,