Monday, March 7, 2011

Critter Collage

To see the Stampin Sisters in Christ post please scroll down to the Sunday post!

Are these not adorable critters? I thought so! I just thought they were adorable and wanted to showcase them with less is more color. So I just kind of played around with the images a bit. I used chalks for the first time in ages and then used my Copics to enhance some of the details. I do like how they turned out except for the lips on the frog (what was I thinking?!). 

I paper pieced the mushroom for a different, but also muted look. The background was created using one of the stamps from the set that I stamped with bleach. It took some trial and error. At first I was trying to stamp the critters with bleach but that did not work. So then I changed to making it the background. Worked out much better in my opinion. 


Well that is about it for today. Thanks for looking and for the comments!






Card Recipe:
Stamps: Little Critters - from GinaK designs
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus, Chocolate Brown and Sweet Corn
DP: Basic Grey - Porcelain - for the mushroom
Other: SU chalks and Copic Markers, MS border punch, spellbinder dies


Challenges
Mark's Finest Papers - Bleach Technique - on the green background
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Cupids Blog - Anything Goes
Basic Grey - Used Porcelain Paper for the mushroom
Easy Craft Project - Use green
Karens Doodles Challenge - use green
Wee Memories - Woodland Friends

12 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Cute,cute card and I love the paperpieced mushroom!! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories this week!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ooo that bleached bg is awesome! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your bleached fern background is really cool! It reminds me of that special paper you can buy, and you set something on top of it out in the sun for a couple of hours. You know what I mean? Thanks so much for trying our bleach challenge this week at Speedy's Friends!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card. My favorite element is the paper pieced mushroom! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

redwasher1 said...

It turned out beautifully!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Craftyanny said...

Smashing card, those critters are fab!
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
Anne x

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hi Miesje- ~~~~~~~~waving~~~~~~ Love how the bleached background turned out! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Monique said...

Love all those critters :)..Great take on this weeks challenge and Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

how cute is this....thanks for trying the bleach technqiue with Speedy's Friends

Janet said...

super cute card! love those little critters!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Card Cupids =)

Laurel said...

Oh this is fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Dot-scrap said...

what a beautiful and fun card.
Thank you som much for joining us at Karens Doodles this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap