Sadly, the weekend is basically over and I need to get busy packing for another work trip. I'll be back in Palm Springs to start a new project at a different hospital than where I've been working the past month. Hopefully, the weather is a little cooler, since it's fall.
Since I will be there until Friday afternoon, I wanted to get my Paper Players Challenge card done and posted today. Claire has a CAS Sports challenge this week. I had tons of options and pulled out several stamp sets, but I couldn't resist using one of my favorite Fred Bear sets.
The colors come from this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. The colors this week are red, orange, green, and kraft.
I decided to use my Polychromos colored pencils to color today so I stamped the image on 64lb Neenah Solar white card stock. This lighter weight is a little "rougher" and I think it works well for colored pencils. After stamping Fred and coloring him, I made a mask of him and a negative space circle mask so I could stamp the forrest behind the focal image. The trees are from the Winter Woods SU Holiday set. It is stamped using SU Crumb Cake ink. To anchor the bottom, I used a Lawn Fawn grass die to cut a small section of grass for Fred to hike on. Finally, I used a yellow Zig Real Brush yellow marker to create the sunshine through the forrest.
This card was meant to be a single layer card. Unfortunately, when I stamped the greeting, I totally messed it up and there was no way to fix it. I didn't want to start over from scratch, so I used a circle die and cut it out, hence, the layers. It's still fairly CAS though. The only embellishment is the pine tree corner punch. It's one of the first punches I bought, probably about 25 years ago.
That's all from me until next weekend. I hope you all have a great week.
Thanks for looking in,
Stamps: Fred Bear Takes A Hike set by My Favorite Things and Winter Woods set by Stampin' Up
Paper: 64lb Neenah Solar white and Desert Storm card stock, SU Garden Green card stock
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and SU Real Red
Other: Spellbinders circle die, Marvy Uchid corner punch, Polychromos colored pencils, Gemini Jr, Misti Stamping Tool