***second post today - scroll down for the first***
Couldn't resist the sketch at Midnight Madness this week. Can you believe that I sneaked a peak at it on Friday when they release their new sketch, but I only got to play with the thing last night!! Where does the time go?? Oh, I know, I seem to be on here most of the time, and doodling!! LOL
Talking of which, I used one of my newest Doodles for this card, some lovely little Otters. I think these creatures are just so gorgeous and cute!! Wish I could see one in the wild. . . Ah well, will have to settle at drawing them instead! These fellas were sketched using a photo I took many, many moons ago now, on a visit to a Zoo somewhere - I forget where now - such a long time ago. So last week I go looking through my 'Animal Photo Album' and pulled these guys out to draw. These cuties are now available for purchase in my shop,
I thought, as the sketch is in pencil, and is a grey colour (obviously!) then I would do the whole card in monotone, which fits a couple of challenges too as it happens. At Stampin' For The Weekend they want to see Monotone, and at the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge, they have a colour theme of 'Shades of Grey'.
I am also hoping this is 'Girly' enough to fit in with the theme this month at the Funky Hand challenge - Get Funky. Well it does have a girly flower, and loads of ribbon, and girly swirls on the printed cardstock. (Funky Hand cd Dreams Come True) I did tweek the paper for the cardstock though to make it a greyer colour for the themes.
The flower is made with the same paper, but in various shades of grey, and with a wee silver mirri centre. I also put mirri behind the Otter image to bring it out some more from the frame. This has been placed on some black and white plaid paper. I almost fluffed it all up doing the staples on the top by the metallic ribbon bits. I pressed too bloomin' hard and it buckled a bit, and left a wee mark behind, but thankfully it isn't too noticeable - phew!