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11/15/2013

Friday Fun Day Challenge #26

Hi and welcome to another Friday Fun Day at Jo's Scrap Shack, where our sponsor for Challenge #26 is Fitztown Digi Stamps.  I chose Wild #8 (here) to use on the card for today's Anything Goes theme.


- Wild #8 was colored with copics using a snippet of Copic Xpress paper. Used BG0000 as a base color. Chose various earth shades for the brownish fur tones, then started adding in some warm grays. Changed to cool grays where I thought those would look better. Printed out a color photo of a wolf to see as I colored. Used some Silver Star gelly pen around in places just for a little sparkle - and oh yes, on his icy blue eyes.

- Die cut image with a S/B deckled oval, and smudged DI Iced Spruce around the edges. Used  BV0000 to shade the image background, switching to BV01 for the shadow around his head.

- Used Impression Obsession CAC Clouds (CC091) stamped on white GP cardstock, using Colorbox Fluid Chalk French Blue. My IO Mega Mount stamp block has gone missing in the mess in the stamp area, so used the stamp press instead. This worked great with these larger stamps. Overstamped Clouds with CAC Birds on Trees (CC102) using Versamark, then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Black EP. I've never used Versamark over a previous stamping & wasn't sure how this would look. Liked it but in the spot where the cutout is, the embossing didn't get as glossy - still looked ok. Had the bright idea to mount the Wolf head behind an aperture, instead of using mounting tape to have the image on the front of the card. Used a S/B scalloped oval because none of the plain ovals would fit well with the deckled oval image. Mounted this piece with tape on a black card base.

I think Mr.Wolf turned out as I envisioned. I quite like the look of peeking through the branches. Debated on a computer generated Cry of the Wild sentiment to add to the front. After looking at this for a bit, I prefer it as it is for a masculine 'whatever' card ...appropriate sentiment will go inside.

Hope you'll find time to play along with us at Jo's Scrap Shack Friday Fun Day, and let us see your creations. Rules are posted at Jo's, very simple to follow, easy linking too. In the meantime, from our hectic house to yours, many hugs.

20 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

What a gorgeous image Mary and coloured beautifully. A fabulous male card. Christine x

Donna Hanley said...

Outstanding job, Mary. Enjoy your day.

vicki said...

Wow!! How real does mr wolf look just fantastic :) beautiful colouring!

Have a lovely day
Hugs
Vic

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary!!! I am in love with this card!! Your wolf is amazing, heck the whole scene on your card is amazing! I love that cloud background as well as the tree with the birds silhouette. The wolf in the tree look so good. You have colored your wolf perfectly and he looks so real! I don't know how you do it, but I need lessons on how to color realistically. lol Hugs!

Benzi said...

That Mr. Wolf is great with all the branches around him. Great job with those icy blue eyes, too. You've made a great 'guy' card, that's for sure. Very cool!!!
I had to grin at your last sentence...from our hectic house to yours.

Redanne said...

You have done a beautiful job colouring the wolf and I love the wonderful background you created. A really lovely wintery card. Hugs, Anne x

Pat said...

You have coloured Mr Wolf brilliantly Mary. The background with those lovely clouds and just a touch of blue, also the twiggy branches with that silhouette bird fit the scene perfectly. Super!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

You've created the perfect background for the Wolf, he is a beauty ! Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

jimlynn said...

I think one word sums this up............WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome card!!!
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

Your background is perfect for the wolf. He is so real looking. Its a gloomy day when the wolf comes out to play! The shading is done so well. I heard about the malware on the news and backed up last week. I hadn't done it for a while so I know people will appreciate the reminder.

MagsB said...

Oh wow, what an amazing image, so beautifully coloured, too! I love the background, it looks so scenic!

love Mags B x

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! this is absolutely stunning, I love it

Patricia x

Sandy said...

I love your wolf and you have done such an amazing job with him. I saw a dog not long ago that was part wolf and he was beautiful. Very strong and I know I could not have handled him!! Beautiful make Mary!!
Sandy

Jean Straw said...

This is a great man card, you have done a brilliant job of colouring the wolf, he looks so realistic.I love the cloud stamp you used as well.
Jean x

Carol L said...

This is one smashing masculine card with that gorgeous wolf image! I love the background you created too - it's the perfect backdrop for this beautiful creature!

Sue said...

What a great card Mary, stunning wolf image have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Gail said...

Hi Mary - this is a marvelous card! Thank you for stopping by my blog and signing up - I have also signed up on your blog - I wish the best this week in crafting and life - have fun! Gail

April said...

You did a beautiful job on this card! I love it! Thanks for commenting and joining my blog. I have also joined yours. Here's from a fellow Carolinian. I am also near Greenville.

scrappymo! said...

Your wolf looks amazing! He look so real...you did a wonderful job on the colouring, Mary.

The background is perfect for this strong image!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

I love the wolf! You always do such nice coloring - thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Kay