A is for animal antics

Hello there. Well it’s time for a new letter over at Alphabet Challenge and we’re back at the start again with A. This week Meg has chosen ‘animal antics’ – I’ve gone with the ‘counting sheep’ set from Stampin’ Up!, which I got in the Saleabration last year.

I’ve actually CASE’d a card I saw on Pinterest, as it really made me smile. I started by stamping the two sheep using ‘watering can’ Archival ink, and added a party hat to each of them and the grass images below them. I then coloured the image using Stampin’ blends alcohol pens – I realised my mistake at this point as I’d stamped the images with Archival, which is a permanent alcohol ink, so I had to be really careful not to smudge them when colouring. I used ‘light smokey slate’ to shade the fleeces, blending it with the colour lifter pen, ‘dark smokey slate’ for their hooves, and the new ‘natural tones’ blends (700 & 800) for their faces & legs. I used SU Write markers on the party hats, picking out colours that matched the paper I planned to use.

I cut two strips of striped paper from the ‘sunshine & rainbows’ pack, attached those down each side of an A6 card and then centred the stamped panel over them.

Thanks for dropping in – we’d love to see your ‘animal antics’ over at Alphabet Challenge. These party sheep really made me smile, so I’m going to share this card over at The Paper Players, whose theme is ‘laughter is the best medicine’. It was an obvious choice for Addicted to CAS‘s code word of ‘animals’ as well.

11 thoughts on “A is for animal antics

  1. Absolutely adorable Deborah! Those little sheep are the cutest and the rainbow paper just brings the happy scene to life. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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