Whimsy Wednesday ~ Squirreling Resources

Back so soon I hear you say?! Yes, I have my second DT creation of the day to share with you. This is my second creation for the New Digital Release at Whimsy Stamps and I just LOVE this lil' fella with his cheeks choc full of nuts! I think he's the cutest! Both the digital and the rubber stamps and dies release are AMAZING this month. I seriously am going to have to save some pennies!

I've gone for a shaped card base for this creation and I even hand stitched the border as I felt it needed a little something else to finish it, but I didn't want to cover the paper! So I hand stitched around the edge with a nice ochre coloured thread to tone in with the Autumnal theme. I kept the rest of it very simple, as I'd used such a sweet paper as the base, I didn't want to cover too much of it. I added a doily and realised it was totally the wrong colour, so I inked the doily up with one of my Copic pens to bring in a warm brown base to anchor the image. I tried several different browns before deciding on the one that I thought worked best. 

I had fun colouring up this cutie. I used my copics to layer up the colour in his fur and kept adding strokes to try and make him look fluffy. There were quite a lot of 'browns' to colour in this image, so I tried to use a different brown family for each thing. The tree, the acorns and the Squirrel were all done with different tones of brown Copics. This was the finished colouring before I trimmed it down, a quick snapshot taken on my workdesk.

I didn't want to lose any of the lovely image or colouring, so I kept the image panel rectangular, just trimming in the sides a wee bit. I used a fab stitched border die from Whimsy Stamps to diecut a frame and then added a close frame of golden brown shimmer cardstock which I distressed the edges of before adding it to the card. The main card base is the same shimmer cardstock. It doesn't show well in these pics, but has a lovely golden shimmer to it.

To finish I added a very simple embellishment of some sweet lil' toadstools, which I just fussy cut the brown tops off a second diecut I did in brown shimmer paper and glued them over the original creamy base. I finished those with a few spots created with a gelly roll white pen and then adhered them to the raised panel with Olba glue.

So this is my second creation for our September New Release at Whimsy Stamps. Every month I think the images can't get any better and then they release them and I'm always so excited and blown away by the sweetness and fun of each new release. You won't be disappointed this month. There's so much Whimsy gorgeousness on offer! 

I hope you've enjoyed my second creation for September with the new Whimsy Stamps goodies. I'll be back next week with my usual Whimsy Wednesday Inspiration post. So until then, have fun checking out the new goodies and I wish you happy crafty days! Hugs xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Alphabet Challenge: L is for Leaves
Papercraft Challenges: #19 ~ Animals
The Paper Shelter: #352 ~ Make It Bloom
Crafty Gals Corner: #173 ~ Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #370 ~ Crazy For Colouring
Creative Inspirations: September ~ Anything Goes


Sarah said…
I love this nutty little fella!! Such a great card, fab design, scrummy paper and the doily is brilliant xx
What a cutie, love this shape, my fave and well done on the handstitching, looks great
Dawn T said…
Just adorable. Beautifully coloured Wendy and such a great design.
What a gorgeous card Wends - you have coloured up the squirrel beautifully, and created a fabulous wee scene around him, and that stitching is perfect
Karen said…
Hello, my sweet Wends! Oh what joy in returning to the crafty community! I have dearly missed your precious little self... and your creations. This card is adorable and I love it more than I can say. The paper is darling and I love your detailing of the stitching and even coloring the doily (which is brilliant). The image makes my heart smile. Oh the happiness your work brings me. Lovely work, my dear friend! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Hugs and blessings,
Fikreta said…
It's so beautiful card!
Tracy said…
So cute....and that hand stitching! Looks amazing Wendy. Love the warm colors and the fantastic tip about coloring the doily.
Diane said…
Fabulous card and adorable image!! Thank you for joining our Alphabet Challenge 'L' is for leaves!
Diane AC DT {Nellies Nest}
Gina's Cards said…
This is so adorable. Love the image and your gorgeous colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Anet's Crafting said…
Just beautiful Wendy, love your fabulous colouring. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx
Rene said…
Oh my gosh SO Cute!!!!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Basslady said…
a fabulous card,

thanks so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

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