Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Stay Cozy

Hi everyone.  Don't you just love Gerda Steiner images??  This one is Coffee Hedgehog.  I HAD to buy this cute hedgie all bundled up for winter.  He is watercoloured with distress inks and then fussy-cut.  

The background starts with a debossed frame (Fine Frames Square Die Set - Altenew), using the frame through my embossing machine with a silicone mat.  Then some pretty patterned paper with the hedgie popped up on top for added dimension.  Sentiment (Merry Up - Penny Black) is stamped in red to match his scarf (dotted with an acrylic paint pen) and finally, red chalk for his cheeks.  :)

Close-up ...
This was so much fun to make! :)

Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps:  Coffee Hedgehog (Gerda Steiner); Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Patterned paper (gift)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), Waterbrush, Fine Frames Square Die Set (Altenew),  Red chalk, White Posca pen


17 comments:

Colleen said...

Too too cute, Loll...you have a way with all those small critters coming alive...love the background "knitting"!!

Pat said...

How cute and gorgeous Loll and I can see why you could not resist buying this hedgie and love the colours with the really pretty green dp background and the impressed frame around the outide and love the rich red of the scarf with the added white dots and the sweet sentiment stamped to match. Just adorable! x

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll he's so cute, Love the embossing using your die cut and that knitted DP is awesome :)

Julie B said...

So cute and I love the DP you've used. Stay safe. :)

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwwww...can definitely see why you HAD to have this ADORABLE little hedgie, and you've colored and fussy cut him just beautifully!! Love the debossed frame with the little piece of DSP fit right in too. Cute, CUTE card Loll!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

He is the cutest and the warmest! Love how you did the frame for him.

Mac Mable said...

You see it's in the detail....And those rosy cheeks make your card perfect and super adorable Loll x.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my gosh this is fabulous!! He's so adorable and the little rosy cheeks and his 'hair' so cute!! Perfect background for him I may add

HilaryJane said...

Fussy cutting a hedgehog? that takes dedication, he has turned out beautifully and I love how you have framed him. The background paper is gorgeous xx

Leslie Miller said...

I DO love Gerda Steiner stamps and still have several in my NBUS basket, along with far too many other stamps. The adorable factor on this is through the roof! Darling hedgie in his red scarf against the bright green background... fabulous, Loll!

Susan said...

Very sweet! As someone who loves sweaters and being warm and cozy, it really speaks to me!

Bonnie said...

And so much fun to look at, Loll! What a cute little guy with his cozy scarf! Love that background paper that looks like a sweater! What a delight, my friend!

Nstiz said...

Your shy, giggling hedgie is adorable against the designer paper, Loll. As always your watercoloring is spot on! This is such a fun card and sure to bring smiles to the recipient. Kudos to you for fussy cutting too.

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! He's adorable, wonderful colouring and colours also Loll.
Faith x

TK said...

What a cutie! Love his little scarf, and that plaid pp is perfect!

Anita in France said...

Don't think you could've made this little guy any cuter, Loll ... he's so sweet ... and deliciously cosy against the knitted background pp! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, how CUTE is this hedgie? Your debossed frame is perfect and I love your plaid background, Loll! A really darling winter card! xx