I'm being a bit sneaky today. I don't usually do my blog posts till late at night but it takes so long I'm then too tired to actually make any more cards. So I'm doing two posts now (even though its gloriously sunny outside) and will return to my domestic duties straight after....promise....
One thing I do love is looking at how people colour in their stamped images, especially animals. I don't have any colouring products yet so I wasn't sure if I would be able to play in this Lawnscaping Challenge but then I had an idea.....
I've had this Lawn Fawn 'Into the Woods' stamp set for nearly a year but have never used the animals because I could never colour them. So I thought, lets go with the 'no colour' idea and see how it looks....I thought it looked pretty good! I basically stamped all the critters randomly, trying to get them as close together as possible and then went back with the heart stamp in red.
I didn't want to do a big sentiment and cover it up, so stamped the two speech bubbles in red and cut them out by hand (don't look to closely!) and adhered them with foam tape. I then used foam tape again to put the panel on a red card and finished. I'm really excited about this card and it looks better than what I had in my head!
I did tuck in a small rabbit from a Kaisercraft stamp set I have, just because I couldn't fit any of the critters in those spaces.
I'm also going to link this to the challenge at Addicted to CAS #48 where their theme is:
And as I haven't used these critter stamps before, will also link into the lovely Darnell's NBUS #2 Challenge (NBUS stands for 'Never Before Used Schtuff'). It closes on Thursday 25th Sept at Noon, so still time for you to enter!
A quick update: The wonderful Darnell left me a comment suggesting that because I had used scissors on this card, I should enter this into the AAA Card Challenge #21 where their theme is 'Fussy Cutting ', which I did for my two sentiment bubbles. I actually thought I had linked this card but must have been thinking about a card I posted on Monday. Thanks so much Darnell for giving my brain a kick in the behind!!
Right, one more card to post and then straight back into the housework or maybe I can go straight into the garden so to make the most of the sun...mmmm..I think the garden sounds much more inviting!