Well, the temps are still high, but fortunately today there was enough of a breeze that it made it bearable to be in my office/craft room. Because my worktable sits right underneath the window, it made for some interesting flying objects whenever I forgot to anchor something down, but I was just so happy to be able to sit down and create that it didn't bother me a bit.
While browsing over at Simone's wonderful blog last night, I discovered a new blog called Wee Memories that is hosting a challenge called "In The Forest." Since I have a special love for woodland critters, I thought I'd try and play along. Here's the card I'm submitting.
I started with this great mini stamp set by Basic Grey. It was part of a recent order and I hadn't had a chance to ink him up yet. I stamped him in Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan on a piece of kraft cardstock that I cut out with my BRAND NEW CUTTLEBUG! Yes, you read that right, and I'll talk more about that later. I used a Tim Holtz label die, then cut it in half with my paper trimmer and rounded the bottom corners with my Corner Chomper.
I masked him off with Inkadinkado's masking paper, then stamped the Hero Arts Clouds background in their Soft Pool shadow ink. I stamped the tall plants/grasses with another stamp from the BG Moose Mini in Colorbox Chalk ink in Olive. Then I filled in the rest of the grass with Ranger Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and went around the sky with Broken China.
The papers I chose were from Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy collection, which I LOVE. I used the plaid for the background up top, then cut out two strips of woodgrain for "logs" on the bottom. I wrote out the sentiment on a scrap of kraft cardstock leftover from the trimmed down die cut piece, and wedged it up under the top "log." Then I added the moose track stamp with Chestnut Roan on either side, and behind the moose on my focal piece as well.
I tied on some ecru embroidery thread over the paper seam and popped off the kraft piece with pop dots. I added some googly eyes with Glossy Accents, since this will be going to Cards for Kids, with a sentiment written inside that reads, "Wishing you a day that's filled with adventure!" Rounded all four corners and was done. And distressed the whole thing all the way around with some Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I'll tell you about my new Cuttlebug tomorrow. The kids have their soccer awards ceremony tonight, and we have to leave in the next five minutes, so I'd better get this posted and get ready! Hope you all have a wonderful night!