So today I'm (finally) going to share with you my entry for the eight Lawnscaping challenge. The challenge is:
It sure did take me quite some time to get this done! From the idea forming in my head, through various trial and error, through agreeing with myself that I had found the best solution all the way to finishing the card up, it probably took me about 4 or 5 days. But now it's all done!
So, without further ado, here's my card:
I used my new Critters in the Forest set to stamp the cute racoon. I stamped him twice, and colored one in with warm grey Promarkers. On the other one, I drew out a little outfit for him with stripes, meant to make the racoon resemble a (cartoon-ish) thief =) I also colored his "mask" in with the same cool greys as I did the stripes in his outfit. I cut everything out, and adhered the outfit onto the racoon using white glue. I cut up two little pieces of paper, adhered them together, and then adhered them to the backside of the "mask". I then adhered the mask onto the racoon, putting the glue on the small pieces of paper I had adhered to the mask. I did this to get the mask lifted just a little bit off of the racoon itself, but not as high as it would be had I used foam adhesive. I typed the greeting on my computer, printed it out, and stamped the polariod frame from Say Cheese on top. I cut out the inside&along the outside lines of my polaroid frame. I drew out some hills on a piece of white paper, and colored in the hills using some Shabby Shutters distress ink. The sky was colored in with a blue Copic. The clouds were stamped with a stamp from an October Afternoon stamp set, cut out&adhered to the sky. The sun peeking out from the one cloud, is the little smiley-face stamp from Say Cheese. I saw this post on Ruby's blog, where she had used the smiley face like this to make a sun. Thank you Ruby for showing that!! I stamped the little heart from Bake Me A Cake, colored it, cut it out and adhered it to the racoon. I added a coat of Glossy Accents to it, to give it some shine. Here's a closeup of the shine on the heart:
I adhered the cutout polaroid frame onto the landscape using foam adhesive. I clear-embossed the heart backgroundstamp from Teeny Tiny Backdrops onto a black piece of paper, and adhered that to a white cardbase. I then adhered the whole frame onto the card, tilted to the one side.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta