Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Squirrel Challenged Me

Today's One Stitch at a Time challenge is ANYTHING GOES! So get ready! I am sure you will want to play along.

Challenge #210

April 27 - May 3

Theme: Anything Goes

Sponsor: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

I had the opportunity to use the most wonderfully realistic looking image - Squirrel - and soon discovered that I don't know how to color a squirrel. Dear me! I really did NOT do this image justice.

Here's my card:

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Stitchy Bear Squirrel
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft and Stampin' UP! Early Espresso
Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Brad and Ribbon from an unknown vendor


  1. Oh, Jeanette, I had bother with this image too. I couldn't see his back foot and made a right mess of it. I started colouring a red squirrel and then gave up and made him grey. You're made a good job of him and your card looks good. Hazel x

  2. Oh, he looks marvellous as a red squirrel, Jeanette! Love the design - so simple and elegant - it really showcases the lovely image.

  3. What a stunning card! I had to laugh at your post title...I've had similar experiences! Animals can be a lot more difficult to color than we think! I think it came out very nicely. Have a great week! Best, CG

  4. WOW Jeanette, what a fabulous end result :) I just love how you have coloured the squirrel, totally amazing and you more than did the digi justice. Thank you so much hun for creating such a beautiful piece of artwork with my Coosty pack. Hugs Jane xxxx

  5. I probably can't think of anything harder to color! Kinda like that real baby rabbit I had on my blog at Easter. Very hard to do, but have to tell you Jeanette - you nailed it! Great coloring on the little guy and I love your card too-inside and out.

  6. Wow, Jeannette, that is a realistic squirrel, the best I have ever seen. I think you colored him great! Such fun card!

  7. Wonderful spring card with that squirrel Jeanette.....he looks to be bounding from another branch, love the simple design!
    Shell in Alaska, one of your OSAAT Sistah's

  8. Wow Jeanette this is fabulous!!! Love it

  9. Oh Jeanette, I love your CAS creation. It's quite stunning and I do love the wee little squirrel at the bottom of the card inside too. Great touch.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT Teamie

  10. Awwww. . . he's so cute! I love the added leaf brad. Got a different hat on today. Maggie - DT Teamie

  11. Your little guy looks great. :D You did a fantastic job with your coloring. :D I also like how you framed him, and the little squirrel on the inside too. And the ribbon is very pretty.
    Deborah (OSAAT DT sis)