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Saturday 14 July 2012

Arctic Fox - Teresa Sherman - Challenge time again Paper Ala Mode @ The Outlawz - NATURE themed

Hi everyone

Over at  Outlawz, Paper Ala Mode,  the challenge this week is Inspired by Nature, no people allowed. So off I went and bought myself this gorgeous digi from Delicious Doodles(Teri Sherman), The Arctic Fox.  I fell in love immediately.  I did think initially of using my poppy images but I wanted to try my hand at working with an animals fur.  Well let me tell ya... I found it challenging! LOL.  I used 4 different grey prisma pencils to achieve the fur. (cannot remember the numbers sorry!) 

I know the Arctic Fox is white but you need shadows right.. and what if he is a little grey... it might have been dark at the time right ? LOL.  Initially I was going to put a card together in crisp white and silver and it was going to be clean and simple.  That did not last long I am afraid.  

After I finished colouring the image I sprayed it with spray and shine and deliberately put my pudsey paws all over it.   I dont know why just felt like it at the time. (I really needn't have bothered with colouring the fur so meticulously lol ) I then wiped scattered straw, vintage photo and moss distress inks over it.  I was trying to make it look like an old photo. I should have screwed it up a bit but I couldn't do it to the cute lil fella.  I couldn't use my crackle stamp on him either lol. I used whimsy die corners and embossed with crackle embossing powder, rubbed when dry and then smeared gold leaf over them.  I used odd screw brads to fix to the card.  I used the distress inks on the base of white card to blend with the image.  The sentiment I produced on my computer.  Now for the overload of pics.....

Thats it from me for now.  Why don't you pop over to the OUTLAWZ , Paper Ala Mode Challenge, and join in the fun.....We would love to see you

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. This is so beautiful, I love all animal cards
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  2. Hi me again, I was so taken with your card I forget to say thanks for joining us at lejdesign challenge, and very good luck.

  3. Beautifully done! So glad you joined us for the monochromatic challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

  4. What nice shading of your fox's fur! So glad you could join our monochromatic Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

  5. Love your coloring. It looks so perfect - like out of an old nature magazine. Perfect for the PAM challenge!

  6. So lovely! And perfect for the theme too. Smiles.
    Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
    Don't forget to check back next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  7. Beautiful job! I love it:-) I just stopped over from outlawz to say hi:-) and am now following you. Luv your cards

  8. Hi your creation is gorgeous thanx for joining us at Penny's Papercrafty, and good luck..

    Caz PPC DT

  9. Hi Elaine
    Just had browse through your blogspot again & seen your latest doggy card - it's gorgeous but then ALL your cards are gorgeous & ALWAYS have been. You are SUCH a clever lady I am proud we are friends.

  10. Lovely card!!
    Thank you so much for joining with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)

    PMS DT Yolie

  11. Hi Elaine
    Lovely card, brilliant job.
    Suzie xx

  12. Elaine, great card! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  13. Oh, I love it! Fantastic work! You Go Girl! Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  14. Nice coloring and shading! Thanks for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  15. Beautiful card, love it. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kerry x


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Hugz Elaine xx


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