Autumn card: Hedgehog on leaves

hedgehog on leaf pile

What:

This cute little hedgehog with his pumpkin is the image for Gerda Steiner’s October challenge.

How:

The trickiest part of this monthly challenge is deciding what to do with the digital stamp. It would be relatively easy to print it out, colour it, die cut a circle or square around it, and mount it over some patterned paper on a card base, but I like to try and come up with something different if I can. And I’m rubbish at arranging patterned paper backgrounds…

So, after letting my brain ponder the problem for a few days, I came up with the idea of having the hedgehog sitting on a pile of leaves. The first thing I had to do was create some digi leaves to go with the digi hedgehog and then arrange them into a pile for him to sit on.

Once I was happy with the scene, I printed it out and coloured it with Copic markers. I had a search to see what Copics people used for hedgehogs and found a tutorial on colouring Penny Black hedgehogs by Kathy Racoosin; I used that as a starting point for colouring my critter. I used a selection of different reds, yellows and browns to create a pile of autumn leaves.

I had intended to make this a one-layer card, but then I dropped a marker and left a very obvious splurge on the card. It’s a good job I find fussy cutting satisfying 🙂

For the background I took two pale colours of Distress ink and applied them through a stencil to create a brick wall. I then found a suitable patterned paper for the ground, gave it a grassy die cut edge and glued it over the background.

I mounted the hedgehog on some sheet foam, along with the extra leaf. A scattering of sequins was the finishing touch.

Challenges:

Gerda Steiner’s October challenge
Day 9 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Supplies:

  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner Designs – hedgehog with pumpkin
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – grassy border
  • stencils:
    My Favourite Things – small brick wall
  • inks:
    Distress ink pads – antique linen, old paper
  • Copic markers:
    hedgehog – E50, E31, E37, E27, E17, RV10
    pumpkin – Y35,YR15, YR18, YG63, G94
    leaves 1 – Y28, YR16, E08
    leaves 2 – Y11, YR04, R08
    leaves 3 – YR23, YG93, Y28
    leaves 4 – E77, YR09, Y19
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sequins – bonbon
    Pretty Pink Posh – sequins – 4mm – sparkling clear
    Wink of Stella – clear
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – super smooth – white
    Neenah – solar white
    First Edition – paper pad – falling leaves

30 day colouring challenge

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5 thoughts on “Autumn card: Hedgehog on leaves

  1. Pingback: The third Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge round-up | Crafty Rat

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