Sunday, 25 October 2015

Piles of Smiles

I made this card for the Your Next Stamp (YNS) Sketch and Color Challenge #25.  I really loved the colors for this challenge, and I thought that I would also incorporate the sketch as well.  I did change the sketch up a bit, but I think it retains the essence of it.

I used black Recollections card stock from Michael's as the base, and added Lumiere gold arylic paint through The Crafters Workshop Mini Tile Texture stencil.  I used last year's Close to My Heart Pathfinder paper collection for the basic shapes, and Strathmore watercolor paper for the circle and the stamped image.

I added a bit of blue to the circle so that the orange colors on the card would really pop.  The stamped image (and the sentiment) are from YNS's Piles of Smiles stamp set, and I cut the squirrel using the coordinating die.  I colored the squirrel using my Derwent Inktense Pencils.

I adhered the circle and the squirrel using mounting foam squares from the dollar store, and then trimmed off the portion of the circle that stuck out over the card.  I finished the card by putting a few dots of white on the Squirrels cheeks, and some glossy accents on the eyes.  I'm really happy with the way this card turned out!  Check out Your Next Stamp's challenge here.



  1. Adorable! Love the textures and colors of your card, especially the touch of blue behind the squirrel. This one is definitely a "smile" card!
    Thanks for joining in challenge #25 at YNS~

  2. This is so cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  3. This stamp set is a fav of mine! Great job colouring and card layout!
    Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  4. Great take on the sketch and I just love that little squirrel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at YNS!