Tag Archives: fauna

Who’s taking the cake?

  • Stamps/Dies – Art Impressions “Mini Raccoon Spinner Set”
  • Rectangle dies – Simon Says Stamp  “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Harvest Collection” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers
  • Fishing line

This raccoon is is running up the tree and really trying to take that cake! I stamped the raccoon and cupcake, then colored them with Copic markers. Once that was complete, I die cut them and attached them to the fishing line (these images are two-sided).

Detail of view of raccoon from the inside.

I put a panel of the bark patterned paper on the inside of the card base and die cut the outside opening and the other stitched frames. I attached the raccoon and cupcake suspended by fishing line on the back side of the card front, concealing the fishing line with another stitched frame.

This was a fun card to make and I know a certain raccoon lover who will really like it! Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

 

 

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Birthday in Stumptown

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn, “Joy to the Woods,” “Cheery Christmas,” and “Elphie Selfie”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn, “Joy to the Woods,” “Happy Birthday Border,” “Cheery Christmas,” and “Elphie Selfie”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Tree Rings die with Textured Impressions embossing folder
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn 6 X 6″ Paper Pack “Knock on Wood”
  • Distress Inks – Espresso Powder, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my son’s 19th birthday. He likes woodland critters and I gathered rodents and other creatures from a number of stamp sets to get the right combination. It was fun to use the tree stump as the platform for them to dance upon. I cut the “Tree Rings” die from white cardstock, embossed it, and then applied several different Distress inks to get the right coloring. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Birthday, Trenton!

 

 

 


Mischief in the snow

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day”  and “Toboggan Together”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day,” Toboggan Together,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “White Pearl”
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts – Heidi Swapp “Noel”
  • Zig Wink of Stella pen – clear

I had a good time creating this scene depicting bunnies having a snowball fight. I’m convinced that this happens in real life! I used Broken China Distress Ink to color the sky with snowflakes heat embossed with pearl embossing powder. The trees were die cut from patterned paper and tucked behind the die cut snowy hills. The bunnies and snowballs were colored with Copics and the snow was accented with the sparkly Wink of Stella pen. Very simple with a healthy helping of cuteness. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:

LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 12 – CREATE A SCENE!

 

 


Smiling Laurel Burch Cat

  • Stamps –
    • Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
    • Justrite Papercraft, Inc. “Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three”
  • Stencil – from Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats” set
  • Dies – Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
  • Ranger Texture paste – transparent matte
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica ink spray – Buttercup
  • Copic markers
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Bristol and Cardstock

This is a card I entered in the Oregon State Fair Paper Arts competition and it won a first place in the mixed media category. Yay, me! I spent a lot of time layering the Distress Oxide inks and texture paste. The stamp set comes with a stencil that I used, that matches the geometric shapes in the cat stamps. I added the mica spray ink for some shine and contrast.  I colored the cat and butterflies with Copic markers, attached them to the background and finished if off with sequins to repeat the yellow from the spray. I really enjoyed making this card and playing with such a variety of media. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Crafty Awesomeness Challenge September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


Magical Wise-Penguins

  • Stamps –
    • Hero Arts CL988 “Origami Happy Holidays”
    • Impression Obsession “Christmas Magic”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Rasberry, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
  • Sakura Gel Pens
  • Black Sharpie, Extra Fine
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for a 90-minute challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group. The challenge was to create a postcard, and I did it in about 45 minutes which is pretty much a record for me. I made a background with Distress Oxide inks, stamped the penguins and star, and then added color to the stamped images with the gel pens. After rushing and completing it, I went back into it and played with it a little bit more, pulling some of the color from the penguin bodies so they looked whiter, and adding more color and sparkle to the star and penguins. Then I mounted the postcard onto a card base, since it was unlikely I would use it as a postcard. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


Old Dog – 50th Birthday

 

  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous: The Art of Brett Weldele “Barks Marvin: The Crime Solving Dog”
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz Collection “Cargo” and “Grid Dot”
  • Alphabet stickers – Making Memories “Mini Shimmer Alpha”
  • Wooden embellishments – Kaisercraft Flourishes “Pets”
  • Distress Oxide inks – Ranger Ink – Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans
  • Texture Paste – Ranger Ink – Transparent Matte

I made this card for a friend who turned 50. I worked with him for a long time, and always joked with him that I raised him from a the time he was a pup! So this card came together appropriately! It is hard to see the details in this photo (he took the picture for me–I had forgotten to do it before I gave it to him–oops!), but there are a lot of layers and textures. I started out by applying Distress Oxide inks and water to the media board in a number of layers, drying after each application. Then I added transparent texture paste through the grid stencil and added more ink. I then stenciled the numbers (50) from the “Cargo” stencil. The dog stamp was designed by Brett Weldele, who is a local artist here in Salem. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

One layer card with animal – Animal Friends Challenge

Texture – Happy Little Stampers July Mixed Media Challenge

 


Give Me Coffee…

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Big Cups”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas “Scalloped Duo Dies”
  • Stencil – Stencil Girl Products S319 – “Scribble Blooms”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick. Ranger Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I created the handmade background using Distress Oxide inks through a stencil and repeated the Summer colors with papers and Distress inks. The penguin was colored with Copic markers and popped up to add dimension. The sentiment stamp and the penguin are from the same set from The Cat’s Pajamas–I always like the sentiments! I am pleased to participate in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by.