First I played around with Fergus, stamping him on the pattern to see what I liked. My favorite combination had the eye and nose and tongue on light areas and I was able to color in the tongue and nose.
|My first choice was the lower right.|
I used Cranberry for the tongue and Chocolate for the nose, and a light Olive wash for some of the collars. A few of my Ferguses didn't need their noses colored in because the pattern on the paper took care of it. They turned out nicely as well.
The top strip of Argyle pattern is a zip strip that comes on one of the Victory papers. The Hello cloud was roughed up with scissors for a distressed look. (When I made subsequent cards I used the edge distresser and it was much easier for me.) I wrapped Fergus' podium with natural hemp for some texture. Both Fergus and the podium were popped-up with foam tape for depth.
Here's the completed envelope from all sides:
My next project was to make a birthday card for a cousin , but I was still enamored with my darling Fergus and wanted to keep making more, when I realized he was also a birthday card!!! YES! Another Kallixta Card Challenge completed!! HA!!!!! (Hey Dave, We miss you guys!! Happy Birthday!!)
Lastly, one of my dear Fergies, flipped over and he's Camo on the other side!!! So, I got out my light box and finished him off. Does he need a new name now?
|Fergus and new friend Tracker!|
Fergus is a happy scamp. Hope you like him as much as I do!!
P.S. The Edge Distresser is in the Idea Book under Accessories and then "Distressing Products". I kid you not!! I'm still giggling!! : D