Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I love fall critters!

Good morning!
I feel like I am always starting my blog posts with "I have been MIA because..." But it seems to happen that way anyway.  We had a great start back to school and are still adjusting to our new schedule now that both kiddos go to the middle school!  They have done great so far, although I have to admit that I HATE making lunches at 6:30 am....ack!   My son has been in miserable pain with his elbow for weeks now and seems to have been misdiagnosed...he has two growth plate fracture (finally found after a 3rd opinion with a surgeon) and is getting an MRI done this week...pretty stinky!

Ok, so enough about life happenings around is a quick and cute card that I made for the Lawnscaping challenge that is currently going on!  I haven't participated in quite a while so I was happy to be able to join in the fun!

The challenge is to create a one layer dimension, no added 3D effects! Fun right!  I knew I wanted to use some masking paper for this challenge...I've never used it before lol! 
I started with white card stock...if I had to do it again I would have used kraft.  I cut a label shape with a spellbinders die and used a t ruler to get the mask centered and straight.  I used hero arts 'cup o joe' brown ink and lightly inked the card front. Then I used the wood grain stencil from clear scraps and the same ink just a heavier hand. Removed the mask and voila...came out so cute. Then I added the mask to the front and stamped the critters from 'into the woods' by Lawn Fawn in brown staz on ink. Oh and the sentiment is from the set also.  I colored the critters using spectrum noir markers and used a black gel pen for the eyes and noses. 
And there you have a quick, fun, one layer card!
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. oh i love this!! that masked frame you created for those cute critters is awesome!! that woodgrain panel is SO full of dimension! wow! so cool!! thanks so much for playing along with the lawnscaping challenge! :D

  2. Aw, this is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)