Sunday, April 3, 2011

Colour Challenge - A Touch of Red

The new challenge for this week over on Less Is More is to use a little red.  I like that, not complicated, just nice!  I immediately thought of my Hero Arts "Life of the Party Dots" and the little "Fox"! 

Paper: PTI Cardstock; Neenah Solar White; Hero Arts Layering Paper (red)
Ink: Black Soot DI; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Hero Arts; PTI
Other: Corner Chomper; Clear EP; Black Gem (HA)

I stamped my white note card with "Life of the Party Dots" in Black Soot, added some clear embossing powder and applied the heat tool to it.  I then stamped the fox twice, once on white paper and once on red and I stamped the red paper with my Envelope Pattern stamp.  Then I cut out the red pieces I wanted and paper pieced them onto the white fox. Finaly adhering the fox to the card base.

The sentiment strip is made using two different PTI sets, one being the Mat Stack 4 Collection for the banner an the other the Fillable Frames #11 for the tiny sentiment. The banner strip was adhered with some dimensional dots.

The funny thing is that I wanted to make this into a birthday card, but once I adhered the fox onto the card, and I looked at him/her against the black dotted background, he/she looked kinda sad, so an "I Miss You" sentiment was required.  Boy, small sentiments are so hard to come by, and I find that "I Miss You" is particularly hard to come by.  There are a lot of "Thinking of You", but sometimes you want to tell someone that you actually miss them, it's more than just thinking about the other person, it suggest that you actually want them closer.

Enough philosophy, I am sure you just came here to see if you could be inspired by a card, not get a lesson in the actual meaning of words!  Thank you for making the time, and thank you so much for more new followers, what fun!  I always try to see if my new followers have blogs so that I can pop in and say hi, but not all of them have one, so if that is you, Hi!

32 comments:

Dawn said...

this is just adorable Brenda. Love those big dots.

Rosemary said...

oh... yay!! so glad to see you playing along with Less is More, brenda! fabulous card!!

Dawn said...

Hi Brenda... thank you for your lovely comments too... here is the link to the clock.
http://www.clocklink.com/
I clicked on analogue on the side bar but there are heaps of choices of all sorts of clocks...some really funny.

Barb said...

Love, love, love this card! It's just delightful with that adorable fox! Great pop of red against the black and white dots!

Mandi said...

Hi Brenda
Love your Mr Fox! The flash of colour is great
Whilst we do ask for an amount of 'white' spade for our challenge, this si clean & simple enough!
Thanks so much
See you again
mandi
"LEss is More"

ThinkInk Creative said...

This must be the sly red fox that got away because it belongs right here on this card. Lovely.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Chrissie said...

He really does look like he's missing someone!
Great card, and super image!
Have a good week,
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Paula said...

cute card

Jo said...

Very stylish card Brenda, that little fox is very sweet. Jo x

Sanne said...

This is super cute Brenda - love those two stamps together .................

joy said...

Oh, this is such a cute card - I am in love with those dots, too! Love the punch of red!

Pooh Bear said...

Cute card!

Ali x

kelly said...

Ahhhh what a cute little guy!

Kelly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card love the fox.

Anne

Shaz said...

Lovely card. x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Very foxy...love it. Lx

Lisa said...

This is definitely a fav of mine that you have done, B! Everything about it is awesome from the b&w bg to the simple pop of red from the fox. You could use this for a multitude of sentiments!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so sweet, Brenda! I love reading about why people made their cards a certain way so you can be as philosophical as you like. ;) I love the shading on the fox as well as the envelope pattern. Super cute!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card, I think he looks kinda sad too! x

Maja said...

Great card!

Faith A said...

Just perfect, love it

Laura said...

Fantastic card! I have that fox stamp too and love it. And now I want to buy the dots stamp, too, it looks great!

Susan said...

What a cute little red fox! Love that...and I think the dotted background looks great!

Aileen said...

Cute fox image. x

Princess4Wiz said...

Lovely card. I adore that fox! xxx

pickle said...

aww this is so cute..love it!

dutchstamptramp said...

That little fox is so cute! What a beautiful card!

Jenny said...

Fab card, love the cute little fox.
Jennie X

kissinia said...

I absolutely love this card! Every dot... and the fox too :)

fatmonica said...

Love the fox-he looks great on this background.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Such a cute image and I love the dotty background. Sylvia x