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Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge tonight and it's my favorite type of challenge - CLEAN and SIMPLE.  This time it's a theme challenge:

 

As part of the shopping spree I won at Cas-ual Friday's Stamps, I purchased a lovely stamp called Foxy.  The day before I saw this stamp in the shop, we had watched a fox trot through our backyard on his way to whoever knows where.  We haven't seen one for a couple of years, so it was such a great sighting for us.  So, when I saw this stamp a day later, I knew I had to have it. 

I went with shades of orange from a pale sort of peach through to the darkest umber.  It's one of the very few cards that I make that doesn't have a sentiment on it.  I actually made two versions of the card, one in greys and then then one in oranges.  I decided to show this one as it really showcases how pretty this image is.

Instead of using Copics, I decided to color with pencil instead.  I was able to get some sort of feeling of texture with the strokes, but really want to have more practice to see how much better I can make it.

Here's a closeup of the colors that I used:

Foxy Closeup (1 of 1)

I die-cut the image, which is bigger than I wanted it, with my stitched ovals and then mounted that panel onto my card base with fun foam.

Here's Foxy in all her glory:

Casual Fridays Foxy (1 of 1)

Isn't that such a lovely image?  It makes me smile when I look at it.  It also reminds me of our gorgeous cat, Bailey.  I hope you will join us and play along this week.  We'd love to see what you create.  As usual, if you are looking for some inspiration, the very talented design team have some gorgeous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Still cold - although not AS cold - and we had more snow!  It certainly does look like a winter wonderland out there.  It was a great excuse for me to stay indoors and make some cards yesterday.   Last weekend, I shipped off nearly 300 cards for Send-a-Smile-4-Kids

When I was packing them up, I realized I had made a lot of cards for older children, but very few for the youngsters.  So, when I was shopping on Scrapbook.com, they had some specials on.  Part of that was some paper and ephemera from Echo Park.  I purchased a couple of packs or pirates and mermaids and decided to make some kiddy cards.  I had such fun putting together cards yesterday and, although it felt strange not doing any stamping, it was nice just to create with the ephemera to see what I could come up with.  In the end I made 20 different cards from the paper pack.  I'll share them later in the week with you.  Today, I am off to make some mermaid cards.

During most of the cold weather, we have managed to keep the heated birdbath going.  It did give up though when we went below -36.  However, I did capture a shot of one of our frequent visitors - the red-bellied woodpecker.  He regularly comes for water during summer and winter.

Red-bellied woodpecker (1 of 1)

I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards - and a couple of photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.

Hugs

Jaydee

Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White 80#$ and 110#
  • Stamps:  Cas-ual Friday's Foxy
  • Inks:  Stazon Timber Brown.  Pencils - Caran D'Ache Luminance

 

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Jaydee

Thanks, Claire. The birds really do appreciate the birdbath in winter and they love having a bath in it, too
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Jaydee

thanks, Ann. It really is such a gorgeous image! And... I've seen you do some wonderful Clean and Simple.. my birthday card included :-)
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Jaydee

Thanks, Joanne. He really is a beautiful bird, isn't he? :-)
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Jaydee

Thanks, Laurie. Hopefully you were able to check out SendASmile4Kids.
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Jaydee

Thanks, Wanda. they love it... especially as we don't get running water pretty much from November to the middle of March.
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Jaydee

Thanks, Anne Marie. Hope you managed to get to the link and check out SendASmile4Kids
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Jaydee

Thanks, Karen. You are right... that fox really does look happy :-)
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Jaydee

Thanks, Su! We haven't seen our fox since then. Hopefully we will see him/her soon!
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Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this card is FABULOUS! Your coloring is amazing! It is so realistic! The pencils were perfect for this frame worthy creation! The heated bird bath is perfect for your backyard visitors. I know they are thankful for your kindness! Have a fantastic weekend, My Friend! XX

Ann Schach

Oh my gosh...I LOVE this card! This is one of the neatest images I have ever seen, and you have colored it to perfection. Great job, Jaydee!!! I wish I could do clean and simple like you!

Joanne James

What a great wildlife image for you Jaydee; the pencil does a great job of giving a sense of fur on his coat too. No wonder you get so many birds with a heated bird bath - they are spoiled! Great woodpecker shot though, so totally worth it. Keep warm this week!

laurie

That is a beautiful image and a lovely card! I like your idea of cards for kids..I'll check out that link.

Wanda Cullen

Fab coloring of this fun fox image! A heated bird bath sounds like a real luxury for your bird friends!

Anne Marie Hile

Jaydee, I love that you have that adorable stamp to remind you of your little backyard visitor. So sweet! I’m glad it’s a little warmer up there as well. How wonderful that you sent so many cards out and thank you for sharing the link to visit the organization as well. I’m excited to look into it! Have a great week! Hugs!

Karen Finkle

Oh, Jaydee...you made my heart happy with your post and card. Thank you! The coloring of your fox is perfect, I think. The fox definitely has the look on his face like a contented cat!

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