Today's project marks my last as a guest designer for Corrosive Challenges. I'm sending a great big Texas-sized "Thank you" to the crafty people over there for featuring me as their "GDT" for September!
Their challenge this time around is all about our furry/feathery/scaly/hairy/leathery/slippery/slimy/soft/fluffy friends. No...not your cousin Mortimer.
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Our projects have to feature an animal. Any kind of animal--bird, mammal, insect, reptile, amphibian...doesn't matter. Heck, it could even be an amoeba...as long as it's in the "fauna" side of the taxonomy tree. Teri, over at Delicious Doodles has SO MANY beautiful animal-themed images, it was hard to pick just one! I decided on Raven Goddess. She just spoke to me. I know she's supposed to be Celtic, but when I saw her, I immediately thought "She's Native American and the raven is her spirit guide"...and that's how my card was born.
This is one of those cards where I could have EASILY kept adding "stuff". I probably should have stopped BEFORE I added the wheat, but oh well. I thought it went really well with the Native American theme. I know corn would have been better...but come on! An ear of corn would have been RIDONKULOUS on a card--even for me.
The "blanket" in the background is a photo of a real Chickesaw Indian blanket that I printed off the internet. The image is on Kraft cardstock colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment I cut...BY HAND. I've been cutting out titles and sentiments out of cardstock, by hand, since LONG BEFORE there was such a thing as a Cricut.
Here is a detail shot of my coloring. Ya know what? The color "black" is difficult to portray with colored pencils without it looking, well...just totally BLACK without details. I used a cool, blued black (a combo of 4 different blue pencils plus black) for the raven and feathers and a warm, greyed black (a combo of cream, light and medium greys and black) for her hair.
Cuttlebug Embossing folders - Provo Craft (Forest Branches, Oriental Weave set)