12 January 2009

My Little Fox

I haven't done one of MJ's Monday Lunchtime sketches in ages, but I wanted to get back in the swing of things, it just took me a little longer than I expected to finish this card. Ever have have a couple of "it has to be this way" parts to your card that seem to hinder putting it together? That was this card.

I knew I wanted to use Foxy (isn't he just darling?) that I bought from Tree House Stamps. He was from their $1 spot and is about 2.75 x 2.75 inches! My maiden name is Fox so I just have a soft spot for foxes. :) I decided to send this card to my Dad for his birthday later this month, so I wanted a masculine card.

I also knew I wanted to use MJ's sketch #51. It looked like fun, so the challenge was on! I received the Labels One from my wonderful MIL as a Christmas present so I HAD to use that as well. I thought it would work so well as the focal point in this sketch. I knew that this Ginger Blossom (SU) would coordinate beautifully, so that was a must-have.

It was that layer beneath the fox that I struggled with for two days! This warm chocolate ribbon finally called loud enough for me to find him! LOL! I wanted teh fox layer up a bit but not as much as a pop dot, so I double layered my mini glue dots. I added the buttons to finish off the sketch and whew! Finally! :D

Stamps: Foxy (Treehouse); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), various COPIC Markers; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DP (SU); Accessories: buttons (SU), Labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercer (SU), ribbon (American Crafts).