Monday 2 October 2023

September Card Chain Challenge

 Reveal Day at Card Chain Challenge!
My make this month winged it's way across to Chris in Illinois and I received a lovely card from Dee in Kenya. Truly global we are!

I was happy when I saw the themes to choose from this month and it also meant I could incorporate the colour option.

My theme choices were Foxes/Autumn and the colours were Sky/Sunset/Bark. All tied in very nicely!Started by ink blending the sky in Speckled Egg and Stormy Sky DI.

Stamped the tree using Lavinia for the trunk and some branches from Card-io.

I have been trying to perfect the inking and colouring of foxes for a while and am still not there I don't think despite watching lots of tutorials!
I stamped originally in Russet Orange and then began highlighting with acrylic pens - not too bad but more practice needed!

The leaves on the tree were a freebie stamp with a mag some time ago and they have been well used!
Colours were second generation Versafine Shady Lane, Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade DI.
I finished off by adding some ink blended grassy mounds.

Thanks for looking today - there's still a few days left if you want to sign up for next month's chain - it's great fun!

Also sharing at -
Four Seasons - Autumn
CUYL - Autumn Leaves
Sweet Stampin' -Autumn 
Cupcake Inspirations - Colour Board


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Autumn card and tree,love all the Autumn leaves and little Fox.
Carol x

Carole said...

Fabulous scene with mr Fox..he looks fine to me..wonder what he is thinking? Great use of a variety of stamps and autumnal colours. xx

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you incorporated two different stamps for your tree and it is lovely. A great scene with the fox. Your coloring is awesome on the fox.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a sweet fox in your scene, Viv - love the soft hills and colorful leaves too!!

Pia S said...

Great use of stamps from different suppliers to make the autumnal colored tree. Having not seen what you’re aiming for I think your fox looks fantastic and beautifully fluffy.

Ellibelle said...

So wonderful! The fox is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!

HilaryJane said...

I think your fox looks great, the tree looks great too. I am loving all the autumn colours xx

Julia Aston said...

Oh! pretty, pretty, pretty Viv! Love that wrapped tree Lavinia stamp and all of your wonderful falling leaves - your fox is adorable looking like he's enjoying the 'rain' of leaves! Julia xx

Chris said...

A wonderful autumnal scene with the fox staring up at the falling leaves- the colours are beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin'

Bonnie said...

Bright and beautiful, Viv!

Christine Alexander said...

sweet little scene with the fox ♥

Aquarius said...

A gorgeous autumnal scene with that lovely fox watching the leaves fall from the tree

Darlene said...

WOW! This is awesome! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

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Arlene said...

Wonderful card. A handmade card is always a delight.

Pat said...

Another bright look on this card too Viv, but full of autumn leaves, and love the Lavinia tree trunk, and the beautiful fox, and some wonderfully blended slopes to complete the scene. A super card and am sure Chris in Illinois will have adored it. x

Leanne said...

Wonderful colors and the image is cute, great tree, and thank you for playing our challenge, have a crafty day!

Leanne DT Member/CIC
Cupcake Inspirations

Nora Noll said...

This is cool!! I love the fox and the coloring of that tree is amazing! Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

DT Member
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

denise said...

I Love your Card! It's so cute and the leaves are great! Thanks for playing along with Challenge up your Life!
Denise DT

Anke said...

WOW your card is so beautiful, wonderful colours and a fabulous autumn scene with the fox.