#905 – You Melt My Heart!

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge up at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, and the board this time is from yours truly!

I chose the first column – Plaid, Snow and Critter. And here’s what I made –

This one’s on you, Rahmat, for inspiring me to pick up my pencils again! πŸ˜€

I started with the critter and the tree. The cute little foxie is from My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes. I modified the image a bit to make it look like the fox has a scarf wrapped around it’s neck instead of the tie that it originally had. For the tree.. yeah, I don’t have any stamps which matched the tree I had in mind, so I put my drawing skills into practice and drew one instead. I used Uniball Fineliner pens to outline it. I then used color pencils from Faber Castell Polychromos to color both the images.

Somehow, my lighting direction altered when I was coloring the fox. And there’s no direction at all on the tree…sigh.. my pencil coloring skills need some polish!! But, I am definitely gonna work on it! πŸ™‚

For the background, I blended in some distress inks, sprinkled some water on it for the snow and trimmed the piece to size. I also die cut two pieces of snowy ground using the My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrift dies. For the background, I used kraft cardstock, on which I stamped some dark brown ink using the Impression Obsession Gingham background stamp.

While arranging the pieces, I found it to be a bit empty. So I drew two presents, colored them using the same pencils, fussy cut them and added them to the card. Finally I stamped the sentiment, from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler, on the card, choosing a red ink for the heart and black for the rest of the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed this card! For more inspiration checkout the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog, where you’ll find some awesome cards made by the DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “#905 – You Melt My Heart!

  1. Ooh nice, I wasn’t expecting to see my name here thoughπŸ˜…
    I just stopped by as usual for my spam work on your blogπŸ™ˆπŸ€£
    But nice work with the pencils, I am glad you picked these again. I love all your colorings.
    I love the plaid for this lovely colored images.

  2. Yes I enjoyed your card and more than that reading how you created this card enhancing it with your drawing and pencil colouring skills !

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