Wednesday, October 14, 2020

PPP: Hedgehugs

Hello!  We read a lot of childrens books around here, and while we read I'm constantly thinking "Oh, I wish I could make that into a card!"  Well, today is the result of one of the few times that I acually turned that thought into action.  Not long ago as I was gathering our autumn books I saw Hedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak, and this card was the result.

I started by embossing one of the strips from Pretty Pink Posh's Fall Borders over and over again until I filled the entire card front.  Then I pulled out several inks from Concord and 9th and The Stamp Market and blended them using a ligther hand for the colors at the top.  From top to bottom - Wheat (C9), Buttercup (C9), Melon Orange (TSM), Grapefruit (C9), Sorbet (C9), Bubblegum (TSM), and Honeysuckle (C9).

The colors truly blended beatifully, but sadly this is one of those cards that just did not photograph well.  Sigh.  You win some, you lose some, but just imagine in your head that the colors are vibrant yet soft and transition smoothly from one to the next. ;) The oranges aren't nearly so bright as they appear in the photo and really are a lovely blend from a soft yellow to coral.
Moving on!  I used Prismacolor pencils to color a few images from Pretty Pink Posh's Hedgehog Friends, popped them up on the card, and added a heat embossed sentiment from Simple Sentiments.
And there you have it - two little hedgehogs giving a hedgehug that will hopefully help one of my nieces get feeling better just a bit quicker now.  Have a lovely rest of the week my friends!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together so beautifully! This is just darling Lindsey and I think your background looks awesome!

  2. Absolutely adorable, Lindsey!
    I've always wanted to write childrens' books - in fact I have written two, for two of my grandkids! There are stamp artists who should be illustrators in our midst, don't you think?

  3. Warm, cosy and so sweet, Lindsey ... the background looks deliciously coral-y and yellow-y on my screen ... and those pencil coloured hedgehogs are adorable against it! A fantastic take on your inspiration book! Hugs, Anita :)