CI #42: A tale about a tail…

When Kristina Werner posted her color challenge this week, I thought “oh no, I don’t have any of those colors”. Here they are — not my normal color combo:

021709-swatches I was bummed I wouldn’t get to play. But then as I was cleaning my super grande mega huge mess from doing the Hero Blog this week, I came across two things: a green chipboard piece and my set of Woodland Creatures. A lightening bolt went off and I instantly thought of Squirrel Nutkin! Never heard of Squirrel Nutkin? It’s “a Tale about a tail – a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel whose name is Nutkin.”



I just love those Beatrix Potter books — gonna have to get them from the library again.  I can sit and look at the illustrations for hours — so inspiring — and the tales are too funny!

Supplies: All stamps by Hero Arts.  Prismacolor pencils.  Chipboard piece form My Mind’s Eye.  Little flower from Savvy Stamps — I colored on it with pencils too — to make it match the color challenge better.  Cuttlebug embossing folder.

26 Replies to “CI #42: A tale about a tail…”

  1. Kelly Rasmussen says:

    So cute Lisa!  I just love that green chipboard!  I almost skipped on this weeks color challenge too…it was definitely not one of the easiest color combos to work with.  But it’s always fun when you come out of it with a card you’re proud of. :)

  2. Very cute as always, Lisa!!! Love it!

  3. This is gorgeous. Well done!

  4. OMG, Lisa! This is so cute, love it! It’s always wonderful to see your creation!

  5. Fabulous card! too cute …

  6. Too cute and love how you worked all the colors in.  The CB background is wonderful!

  7. Adorable! 
    My daughter’s baby/nursery room was all in Beatrix Potter!  She is 11 now and I have inherited everything.. a beautiful tea set, lamb, diaper bag, etc.. and of course all the books!  Last year I got a gorgeous 2008 calendar – that is a ‘her journal’ with illustrations,etc..  I’ll have to take some photos of it for you .. it is gorgeous!  It has pop ups, envelopes, hidden tags, etc… a paper artrist/scrapbooker’s dream! 

  8. This is so sweet Lisa! Another Beatrix Potter fan here.The illustrations are wonderful!
    :-) Barbara

  9. This Turned out EVER so Cute!!! Just Love it…..
    I did not play in the challenge this time because I was NOT crazy about the colors…but you did it and it is GORGEOUS!!!!

  10. Very cute card! And what a fabulous use of those colors, too! Stunning! :-)

  11. Hi Lisa!  This is SO precious!  Love this little guy and your coloring is great!  Great job!

  12. Very nice, Lisa! I’ll have to try coloring a flower when I need it to match. I used the same Cuttlebug folder on my card for Kristina’s challenge.

    I love your new blog header too.

  13. Oh girl! This card is just delicious. I love that little squirrel.
    Great job Lisa!

  14. Beverly Boyles says:

    W.O.W. Lisa!!! did you ever meet that color challenge!!! Great job stepping uo to the plate with this card and it is so cute!!!  I also love Beatrix Potter books and illustrations!!!

  15. Hi Lisa, Nice card entry for the challenge. 
    I like your new banner too.
    spring is just around the corner and it cant come too soon ! We have a snow storm coming tomorrow. Yuk and I will have to drive to work during the storm too. Oh no. I will be calling on the Angels for protection :)

  16. Lisa, this looks like you had it all planned out!  SHARP!

  17. I love nutkins!  Way too cute!

  18. What a great card you made again :D

  19. Oh gosh, another way cute mini.  Pretty banner, too.

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