Welcome to day 5 and the last day of the STAMPlorations Spring Release. The four-legged friends are the star of the release and today it's all about our friends in the forest. Meet Woodland Friends.
I may not be a cat fan, but I love me some woodland critters. And I love that Shery illustrated these with some solid areas, cuz I'm a fan of black and white. In other words, no coloring necessary. You may have seen this card of mine with lotsa coloring (for me at least). Well, I went with a similar design, but kept the critters B/W. See how those touches of black give them just enough interest? I love it!
I actually masked and stamped and fussy cut the bottom section from white CS and added some watercolor shadowing under the critters before glueing it onto my Distress Inked BG (Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot). Heat embossed the sentiment almost camouflaged into that wintry sky.
And then I decided to showcase the racoon and his (or in this case, her) wonderful tail.
Paired her up with a bold sentiment Be You, colored the tail with Copics (cuz she's being the "you" she wants to be, get it?) and gave it a shot of Wink of Stella for sparkle. A touch of washi gave this super CAS card a little something extra.
And then, cuz a gelli print scrap fell into my hands during my craft room organizing...
From the moment I saw the deer's stance and that sentiment, I knew I wanted to pair them up. I thought that little forest scene (Poetry of the Earth) on the gelli print strip was wonder-worthy. So I added it to the card. Used Memento brown ink to stamp the sentiment and the ground using Mixed Media Grunge. Stamped and watercolored the deer with DI Gathered Twigs.
I think this set is going to be a lot of fun ;) It's somewhere between cutesy and artsy which I predict will make it a joy to reach for for both styles of projects.
Shery's offering generous prizes during this release. Leave comments by April 2 on all the release posts this week on the STAMP blog and the DT blogs to be in the running for a $25 GC or all five new stamp sets from this release! Check out what my teamies created over at the STAMPlorations blog.
I'm joining the fun at:
Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday - Inking Technique
Simon Says Stamp - National Craft Month
Kreativetanten - Tiere