Thursday, 6 May 2010

Lonesome Fox

With only his reflection to keep him company - aww!

I got back into the technique of brayering when I saw the stunning cards by Michelle Zindorff. She, as my friend Monica says, is the Queen of brayering. I would love to be half as good as her and I will keep on practicing. Her blog is full of brilliant tutorials, just love reading it all.

So this little foxy card is inspired by Michelle's gorgeous creation here. The sweet fox is by Stampin Up (Fox & Friends), the plants by Lavinia Stamps. The sky, water and land are TH distress inks, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Broken China, Pine Needles and Adirondack Sailboat blue.

I liked doing the reflection. Such a great technique, just stamp the image of the fox onto acetate and press that down in line with your original image (but upside down) and then brayer the 'water' colours over the top. I used a white Signo gel pen for some ripples on the water.

Today I'm feeling all cosy. It's dark and rainy outside which means I'm going to have a great day crafting. I'm always at my most creative when the weather is bad. If it is gorgeous and sunny outside, I'm too distracted and can't enjoy being indoors.

I'm also going to go searching for my yellow box full of landscape and foliage rubber stamps. I've had them for years, some from the 1980's even. But after using them so many times, I put them away. Now I want to use them again, I can't find them... typical!

Ah well, have a good day! It's Election day here in the UK, I think voting turn out will be low because of the rain which is a shame.


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Liz, I love your card - what a cute little fox and how clever to create a sweet little scene and give him a reflection. I think you are right that the rain will keep the voters at home. Enjoy your day of crafting! Jo x

donna mikasa said...

This is adorable, Liz! Love the scene--it reminds me of Claudine Hellmuth's style! I love the reflection--genius!


JUST STUNNING!! I love that little fella and your scene is beautiful Hugs xx