Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Red Squirrels

Today's card is a prime example of why I don't do wet embossing.

It simply goes everywhere except where you actually want it.

I did wonder if I should have added some more, but quite frankly, I decided that I should quit before I totally ruined my image.

The image is a new one for me and I spent ages fiddling with the shading on those little squirrels.

Despite that, I was quite pleased with the end result, so kept the layout of the card quite clean and simple to highlight the image.

And then I had the bright idea of adding the frantage ......

I'll get my coat.

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Happy crafting


CornishKat said...

It's fab Annette, love the colouring.
Katrina x

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely glorious hun, I love the shabby chic snow effect. As for those little squirrels and your tree - just magical. How did you get so much shading into such a small area? Dibbs, this one is mine! Hugs xx

Sarah said...

I reckon you used a magnifying glass to colour those squirrels Annette, they are so beautifully done. The frantage does look brilliant, but it is a bit of a bu**er and goes everywhere as you quite rightly say!! xx

Pollard Carole said...

gorgeous brilliant colouring I love this card love and hugs Carole x

Chrissy said...

Awww..leave you coat alone...this is just gorgeous and the shading and colouring on the tree and little Squirrels is amazing, and I like the frantage..nothing wrong with it.


Sue said...

Annette, thus is need for a coat! The squirrels are beautiful and the frantage looks perfect...all just lovely...including your much disliked wet embossing! (I'm the same about cutting out...big big thumbs down!)

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh my gosh, that is just gorgeous! x

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous Annette! I've never tried frantage it looks like an absolute (ditto what Sarah said), but your sprinkling looks just about right to me. x

Carol S. said...

Well for what it's worth, I think your card is fabulous. Your colouring is perfect, as always. Great detail. Hugs, Carol s.xx

Guida Machado said...

I love tour card, Annette.
Why don't you like the frantage? It is so beautiful where it is :)
You painting is fantastic.

Elise said...

oooh Annette! I remember this image .. I love them lil squirrels!!! It's simply STUNNING and love the added frantage!!!

Big Hugs,

Kat W said...

You can leave your coat where it is...the Frantage is absolutely perfect...I do love it for that snowy feel and it looks amazing on your design :-)

Your colouring is also spot on as is the beautiful CAS, it's a winner!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Christine L said...

Like Kat said... leave your coat where it is!! Frantage isn't an exact science... at least if it is, I haven't mastered it yet!! LOL! It looks fabulous on this card.. you're just too close to see it! And wow to the colouring of your squirrels... perfect!

Christine x

Natalie said...

such a cute card, Annette.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Lea Brawn said...

Gorgeous card x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, you made me laugh chick. I'm SO glad I'm not the only one out there who struggles to get the Frantage to stay where I want it. I only tried it once, and was so over it by the time I'd finished, I never tried again. Your card however, is fabulous. I love the CAS design and I think the frantage REALLY works! Hugs, Wends x

scrappymo! said...

Love the frantage on this beautiful card. The image is lovely!

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