Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Raccoon

Good morning!
Hope this finds you all well!
It's a new Designer's Choice Challenge today, at Repeat Impressions!
Today's challenge, from Makiko, is to use an outdoor/wildlife theme.
I chose to use the Racoon and some wild violets.
Repeat Impressions 4219-W Racoon,  1706-W Wild Violets, Marianne Tree Dies, Perfect Layers Tools, Simple Stories DP, Bazzill CS, White CS, Dimensional Squares, Copic Markers, Post it Note, Button from stash, Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon
The main image, Racoon (#4219-J), was stamped in the middle of the panel, and stamped again on a post-it note, which I cut out, creating a mask.  I applied the masked racoon directly over the stamped image, and stamped Wild Violets (#1706-I) on the left and right of the racoon.  I removed the mask and colored the scene with Copic Markers.  The sky and grass were created by stippling on blue and green distress inks.

The card base is 6 x 6 Bazzill Basics, topped with a 5.75 x 5.75 piece of Simple Stories DP.  
Two trees were cut from green scraps using my Marianne Tree Die, and adhered to the DP.  
The main focal image was matted in green, then a scrap of brown Amuse CS, 
and adhered with dimensional foam.  
The sentiment is from the Simple Stories DP pad, the button is from my stash, and the Baker's 
Twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
All of my wonderfully straight borders were cut using a craft knife and my Perfect Layers Tools.  You can use any rotary cutter or craft knife with Perfect Layers Tools, and you can watch a video tutorial on their website!

Thanks for stopping by today!  
Hope you'll stop by my fellow Rockstar's blogs to see what they have created using Makiko's challenge!

Cheri     Dawn     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Lynette     Makiko

Full challenge details can be found on the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built.

Have a great week!
Patti J.


Mau xx said...

This is Superb Patti, What a cute little critter :) Love the colours and sketch.
Hugs Mau xx

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card Patti. Lovely image and I love your papers.
Hope you are having a lovely day.
Hugs xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

The trees look so good!

Cheryl W said...

Love this card, Patti. Your masking is wonderful - it makes a perfect little scene. And I love the trees, too.

Amanda Mertz said...

What a cute little guy! You did a fabulous job masking! It totally looks like one whole stamp with the racoon and flowers! TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Patti. Great image and colors. The trees look great in the background!

Lynette said...

What an awesome card, Patti! Love all the cool details and the great job of masking!

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome pic and the critter looks like some in our woods. Great job on coloring him so lifelike - TFS.

Denise Marzec said...


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is awesome, Patti J. I love the tree dies you added.


Lovely card, arent' you havin' fun coloring with the copics? We do need to a get together but our kitchen cabinets will be here by the end of the week! Yay! Working on getting the house in order for the big project!

Darlene Lyons said...

You are so talented, Patti! I love the layout and design!Your colouring is wonderful! I added myself to your followers. I found your blog in the Outlawz discussion about followers , I hope you can visit me too @ hugs!

Cheri said...

What a fabulous way to bring a happy birthday to someone
special!!! Absolutely love your detail work and the little guy looks reeeeaaaaly happy you've given him these gorgeous surroundings.....he's probably not interested in someone's corn or garbage can right now! Naw! Not now. Later, maybe...right now....nah.

Lorie said...

Fantastic card Patti...all that layering i amazing!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so cute! love how you created this scene (-:

Iris said...

Lovely combination of stamps and great colors! The layers are great too! Nice job!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Totally adorable! Love your trees!

joy said...

Fab card - I love the sweet colors and how you have used a die cut tree.