Today's featured set is right up my alley--- cute little animals and some SUPER cute sentiments! Here's "Woodland Critters"!!
I just HAD to use the raccoon first, especially after I found this DCWV "Green Stack" Designer Paper!! I picked this stack up at Archiver's and it's full of fun, textured cuteness!! The raccoon was colored with colored pencils on watercolor paper. I blended it with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump.
It's hard to tell from this picture, but his head is paper-toled and popped up on dimensionals. I made a mask with a post-it note and then airbrushed the background with a YG06 copic marker.
I also loved that the sentiment fit on the word window punch! Always a bonus in my book!
Next was this fun little deer. I used the tree background paper from that same "Green Stack" and made an attempt at sewing around corners. Still needin' some work with that!! Speaking of sewing... I'm thinking about upgrading from my Hello Kitty Janome and getting something with more stitch options--- if you have a suggestion or recommendation, let me know!!
The actual stamp is just the deer, after I cut it out with my Nestabilities die, I hand drew in the grass before I colored it. All coloring on this one is with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The head is paper-toled and popped up on dimensionals. The "hoof prints" are another stamp in the set that I used to make a fun touch to the base of the card.
The card inspiration was actually a layout from a challenge last week at the OCCC by our own, extremely talented and newly appointed member of the Dirty Dozen--- Kim Teasdale. She's the queen of sewing around corners, paper tole techniques, and beautiful layers! Thanks for the inspiration Kim!! :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like these fun stamps! Hope to hear some good recommendations on upgraded sewing machines!! :) (Nothing too expensive--- goodness knows it won't see use for anything other than paper!)
Oh -- and make sure you check out the other cards with this set: Woodland Critters- Laurie, Candy, Monique, Linda, Kim