Friday, 28 February 2014

Jayne Netley Mayhew digi , the little red squirrel

Where we live there are grey squirrels everywhere , they come in the garden and take every nut that's put out for the birds , if they can , they bury them all  around the garden flicking there tails and making that hissing/chirping noise . My dog Alfie loves to chase them ,never ever getting near. The red ones we never see , I've seen 2 in my life time . So I printed this image from the new "Jayne Netley Mayhew" digi stamp cd, I'd left the paper on my desk , later I coloured it using promarkers , my son Sam saw it and said "you've made it a red squirrel ! " well who wouldn't? I used rusty coloured core card to matt and sanded down for a rustc look , the bp and insert are from the cd but on the backing paper I added a grass seed stamp from a hero art stamp in dark brown ink . I used a spellbinder label die . The wooden leaf embellishment ,with distress inked edges , was the finishing touch.  I'm going to give this card to my Father in law, for his Birthday next month.

challenges entered :

I love promarkers : die cuts but no punches
the paper shelter : animal magic
crafty catz : anything goes

well I'm off to wolk the dogs , then work , then the supermarket , Fridays suck , but then again the sun is shining so it's not all bad.
happy crafting janex


Pia S said...

Fantastic coloring and such a sweet squirrel! I love the neutral color scheme, I think it works so well for a feel of nature! Well done!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous squirrel - love it.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jane, I love the backing papers with the stamped leaves and your beautifully coloured squirrel.

Beryl said...

A beautiful card Jane. You have coloured the squirrel so well and the grass stamp makes a very effective background.
I managed to get out in the garden for an hour or so today and do some tidying up and cutting back but it's way to soggy to try cutting the grass still.
Beryl xx

Eileen said...

Wow Jane, fabulous colouring of this beautiful image. Love how you have kept it simple and your backing paper works so well. Thanks for joining in with our 'Animal Magic' theme at TPS this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Skye said...

A beautiful card. Love the image and your colouring is fantstic.

WeirdCat said...

A beautiful card, lovely squirrel colouring, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

PaperDaisies said...

Such a stunning card. I love it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous squirrel! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz