1 October 2016

Happy little hedgehogs :)

We used to get quite a few hedgehogs in our garden when I was a kid, but I don't think we've ever had one here in this garden which is such a shame as they are so cute!

I decided to include a little hand drawn element to my card - I deliberately coloured it much paler than the foreground, giving the impression of distance. (nothing fancy, just squiggles that hopefully look like bushes/trees)

Here are pictures of both the front and inside of the card.....

........and lets not forget the customised envelope

Dependent upon the type of paper the envelope is made of I sometimes use Copics as above, however if the paper is a tad too porous and looks like it will bleed, then I play safe and use coloured pencils.  Here is a little tip - put a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope when using Copics, so if any colour does come through it marks the paper, not the back of the envelope!!

Hedgehog: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, W9, RV32, E99
Toadstool: E21, E23, E25, YR30, E40, E41, E42, W4
Ground: YG91, W0, YG0000, W4, W6, YG93, W1, G40, YG63, YG61
Log: E30, E31, E34, E23, E25, W2, W3, W4
Sky: B0000, B000

Stamps: MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Paper: Navigator Office Card 160gsm
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Grand Calibur, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Misti, Versafine - Vintage Sepia, MFT Hybrid ink - Gravel Grey and Natural, Derwent Graphik White pen

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, hope to see you again soon on Wednesday with another post.

Happy Colouring


Polkadoodles said...

OMG Jane this is just adorable and your colouring is totally sublime! Will be following your blog with keen interest from now on, loooooove your work! <3 xx

Jeanne said...

Just started following you last week. This card made me gasp. Your coloring is spectacular. I adore every detail. How fun that you color on the envelope, too. I don't use Copics at all, but really admire those who do. Your talents are tremendous!

Barbara said...

I'm just in awe of your colouring. So talented. I love seeing your creations :)

Unknown said...

Sooo cute!

Arte Banale said...

Look at these eyes! So cute!!!

Lorraine said...

He is adorable, a gorgeous little hedgehog.
My daughter said she had never seen a real hedgehog only squashed ones in the road! A friend told me to put mealworms out on an evening which I stared doing about 3 weeks ago....we now have 4 hedgehogs that visit every night!
Lorraine x

coops said...

Oh wow so gorgeous Jane.I really love the super sweet hedgie and your colouring is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

I think faces are really your forte. You make everything you color look alive. The eyes on the hedgie are watching me! LOL Hugs!

Jenine said...

I can't believe you are not a professional artist with your work hanging up in galleries! I'm in awe of your talent.

Annette said...

Gorgeous as always.

Dortesjs said...

OMG so so cute