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Saturday, February 2, 2013

OWH Critter Blog Hop

I have an entire file for cards featuring cute critters, so when Operation Write Home requested us to sign up for a critter blog hop, I got on board immediately.

You should have come from JoAnn Ross's blog.  If you are starting here, don't worry, just keep going and you will eventually get back to me.

 
 
This adorable stamp is from Penny Black.  I colored with Copics, but you'll notice I was not worried about blending on the hair.  I just flicked color from three different brown markers to give it dimension.
 
The ladybug was supposed to have white space left when I finished coloring, but it all sort of blended together, so I went back in with a white gel pen to add the white highlights.  The shiny shell was created with Liquid Glass.
 
The sentiment tag is actually a ticket (cut with CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge) which I tucked under the main panel.  I'm not sure where the "hello..." sentiment is from.
 
Brown ribbon from CTMH and background embossing folder from Stampin' Up.
 
Now you're off to Patricia's blog.  Remember to keep going until you come full circle so you don't miss a single cute critter.
 
If you would like to win this card (and just maybe a couple others featured recently), please become a follower and leave me a comment below that you either became a follower or already are one.  I will draw a winner at random on February 6th.  If you don't think you'll remember to come back and check, please leave your e-mail in your comment and I'll contact you if you're the winner.
 
Until next time,
Becca 

62 comments:

  1. I too have a folder for critters on my computer - they make great cards for so many different occasions. This one is adorable. I like the shell on the ladybug.

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  2. Cute card. Love the coloring! Tfs!!!

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  3. Cute hedgehog! Love the coloring!

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  4. I will have to try the flicking of browns to color my hedgehogs - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  5. This all works so well together. Love the coloring, the colorway and the simple sentiment.

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  6. This is the sweetest card! Love the ladybug on toe!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  7. Cute card. I love hedgehogs and I like how you colored him. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very nice!!! Love the ladybug! e-mail is radloff jen at cableone dot net. no spaces....

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  9. I'd wonderful how there are never any mistakes in the art of card making just opportunities to do things differently!! Cute bug!!

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  10. That is so cute, thank you for the detail of the ladybug.

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  11. I am not a big critter person. But I so love the little lady bugs.Your coloring of the hedgehog is so great!

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  12. The simple layout puts all the focus on that super cute, fabulously colored image. Super job! Thanks for sharing your talents with OWH.

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  13. Thanks for sharing how you colored the hedgie - I'm never sure what to do with that type of image - I'll try the flicks of color technique!

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  14. Absolutely adorable card. I like the way you got dimension on the hedgehogs spikes. April

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  15. The liquid glass really sets off the ladybug. Great card.

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  16. What a cute hedgehog image. I sure like that lady bug too. Your artwork is wonderful...such great coloring.

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  17. So sweet! I will definitely give the 3 marker flick a try~ thanks for the inspiration!
    Lyn

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  18. great card .. love the embossed background. Thanks for sharing

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  19. So cute!! TFS and I do follow you now.

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  20. So cute! Liquid Glass is really one of my favorite things and it works so well for that cute little bug. :) Thanks for sharing your cute cute card!!

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  21. Awwww…this stamp is so cute! Thanks for the tips on how to color him. Well done!!

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  22. Cuteness! The hedgehog stamps are my favorites. TFS

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  23. Beautiful card, Becca! I love the touch of gloss on the ladybug! Little details like that make a card special :) Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

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  24. OH my goodness--love this. I don't typically enjoy the hedgies--but I think you have made me re-think that and I will be needing this cutie! Love the gloss on the ladybug--a perfect detail!

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  25. Very cute. I like your coloring, the liquid glass on the ladybug and the embossed background.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  26. Becca- your card is adorable! Nice touch with the glossiness on the labdybug- sweet! I have several hedgie stamps and need to pull everyone out--you insoired me! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. ... something happened to my comment, maybe I pushed the button too soon =( Anyway I LOVE your hedgehog, it is so cute and colored beautifully!

    Have a great weekend!

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  28. Great card! Happy groundhog day!

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  29. Becca, something is happening with my comments on here. There are posting too soon or something...I better go check and see if I keep duplicating comments by retyping them...but I want to be sure to say that I love this little guy! Awesome coloring and the liquid glass on the ladybug is perfect!

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  30. I love your card. Thanks for the tip on the lady bug, being self-taught, I love learning a new tip from great card makers! TFS!

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  31. I love your card & the extra shine on the lady bug! I am not real confident in my coloring so I think this critter would work for me.

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  32. Adorable critter and wonderful coloring.

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  33. Great card - love the simplicity. Always forget to use liquid glass on my cards. It really can add a lot of dimension very simply!

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  34. Oh, we both used hedgehogs! (Great minds, lol.) I really love your sweet little guy and now I'm really wishing I'd thought to put some gloss on the ladybug. It really pops the image!

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  35. Perfect idea to use 3 markers to flick your color on

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  36. Really cute! I like the detail the touch of glossy accents adds and the clean layout really makes the image the star of this card. Thanks for skipping today!

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  37. The image is really sweet and well done. I especially appreciated the paper colors and textures and the layout. Very nice!

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  38. I foresee a hedgehog stamp in my future----so cute.

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  39. I really love the way you layered your card. Very, very nice card! Pat Kinkaid

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  40. Love the shiny ladybug. Thanks for giving a closeup.

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  41. Great card. Fantastic coloring on the hedgie.

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  42. Fun use of texture. The recipient of this card will be delighted!
    Mary in Wausau, WI

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  43. Neat card. Nice finding your site and I just became a follower.

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  44. Lovely CAS layout. The recipient of this card will be delighted!

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  45. Your card is fabulous! Thanks for the tip on coloring the Hedgie. I love the texture on your card!

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  46. Oh so cute. The glossy accents on the ladybug is really sweet!

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  47. Great coloring and a cute image - thanks.

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  48. What a cute card. Love the brown and red -- and the touch of brown ribbon at the top that really brings focus to your little critter.

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  49. Your hedgehog is very cute! I really like your shiny ladybug that you created with Liquid Glass--such a nice touch! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

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  50. Beautiful coloring and very cute to make the ladybug shiney.

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  51. Love your card - PB's hedgies are just the cutest! Really like how you kept the card CAS to allow the image to really shine. Thank you for sharing this sweet card and for your support of OWH. I've subscribed to your blog on Google Reader and my email is aundriab at yahoo dot com.

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  52. Love the colors and the little hedgehog!! He is very cute!! I really like the ladybug with the touch of diamond glaze for the shine!

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  53. I love this card - the cute stamp, clever coloring and glassy accent just all come together to create a brilliant card. I've got to remember the ladybug. Thanks!

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  54. Wonderful card, love the hedgehog and the ladybug is just perfect. I'm a follower. TFS,
    avonsherry2003@yahoo.com

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  55. You have done an outstanding job on this cute hedgehog card. I especially like the way you highlighted with white and the gloss used on the ladybug.

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  56. Very cute card, love the hedgehog stamp. i have a few. Mary L Schreiber

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  57. Absolutely adorable Becca. I love the clean simplicity that lets the hedgie be the main focus. I love glossy accents and it's the perfect touch for the ladybug. Thanks for participating in the skip!

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  58. So sweet! Wonderful coloring! Love it!

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  59. What a cute image - I just love the little lady bug -- great coloring too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

    Sharon S.

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