Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Wildlife Ride


"Score one for me!" "Oh, did you see that?" "That one is mine, I called it first!"

Driving down the scenic roads in Wisconsin it is not uncommon to see wildlife, so to make the long rides fun, our family keeps track of what we do see. Turtles. Deer. Quail. Turkeys. Foxes. Gophers. Pheasant. Raccoons. Porcupines. Sandhill Cranes, etc. And yes, even squirrels count.


I attempted (cough, cough) a one-layer magic card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge by stamping and stamping off in a rainbow of colors that darn cute squirrel from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs to replicate the swift movement that squirrels have.

Hee hee. I can just picture the eyes of both my boys getting huge, their necks turning to look if I was the one to shout "I just saw a purple squirrel, or was it yellow?"

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Natural White) SU
Stamps: (Critters in the Burbs, Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Dusty Concord, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey Distress) Ranger, (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Black Marker) Pilot
Tool: (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

44 comments:

Kelly said...

That stamping technique really does show movement! Nice job!!

Andrea M said...

This is so awesome, Karen! Love the scurrying squirrels!!! Great job!

Lindsay said...

I looove the rainbow colors and the effect of those squirrels running! Awesome card Karen!

Courtney K said...

those running squirrels are too cute - love the stamped effect. and you totally pulled off a one-layer card awesomely well!!

Laurel said...

This is freaking awesome! Excuse my french. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This so cute and clever! I love the simplicity of one-layer cards.

BabyBokChoy said...

There's a technique I would love to learn!! love your card :)

Brandi said...

Wow! This is super cute! You know I love the bright colors!!!

Be(e) said...

How cute!! Love you hopping squirrels! Such creativity!!

Wendy said...

Super duper cool, Karen.

Julie E said...

OMG (:>) ) That is just so cute and simple and fun and I want to make one too!!!

Jay Gee said...

So clever Karen, you really can see movement in your card. Awesome!

Jay Gee said...

So clever Karen, you really can see movement in your card. Awesome!

Chunyuan said...

love the griedent of color and movement. Briliant!

Fiona said...

Great stamping Karen.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the motion and I'm sure there's a purple squirrel in your children's imagination :)

Jess said...

This is cute and clever!! I love all of the different colours you've used as well :)

artfuldelight said...

Adorable card!!

Amber said...

Too cute! Love the colors and that technique is fabulous. I might have to try this, it makes a perfect one layer card! Thanks for sharing!

Jen W. said...

LOL! I love those speedy, colourful squirrels! And all that masking?? You have the patience of a saint... :)

jen said...

so fun! those squirrels look mighty speedy indeed! :D love them in rainbow colors!

lisa arana said...

smashing!!! i love the movement you created with the squirrels! love it.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I just adore this Karen!! Love the graduation of colours - especially in cute squirrel form!
Love it so much I pinned it!!

kasia c. said...

So much fun!
I love the colours and the movement of the card!

What in the world is a sandhill crane? i'm going to have to go look that up!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Fun and simple and so well done!
love it Karen!!
TFS~

Pauline said...

This is fabulous! Love the fading colours of the scampering squirrels, a lovely fun and jolly card!

lynn said...

love the fading rainbow of squirrels, karen! you make cas so interesting to look at and think about:) enjoy your day!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so cool!

lostinpaper said...

LOVE your 'rainbow' of squirrels Karen! I especially adore how you have made them look like they are moving accross the card, what a fantastic idea!

Cheryl said...

So fun! Great design!

Virginia L. said...

aw...how FUN is this card, Karen! Just DARLING!

Cindy Lee said...

Your stamping technique is fabulous, Karen!! You did a great job!

Linda Beeson said...

That is cute, what a great idea and your pulled it off wonderfully!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! I don't know how you were able to stamp these so well. Amazing!! I love the idea of purple squirrels. :)

Marie / Legojenta said...

So cute! Love the rainbow colors =)

E.T. said...

absolutely fabulous!

Trinh said...

I love how you created the movement across your card! I would love to see an aqua squirrel IRL!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, so, so cute and creative! I need that set now.

Lisa Petrella said...

AWESOME!! Your stamping technique totally makes those squirrels look like they're scrambling! LOVE IT!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous! love love how you stamped the squirrels. you are an inspiration, Karen! love love this!!

*Alison* said...

Karen,
You are so creative.. I love the colors in this card.. it is just beautiful.. :) HUGS

Christiana said...

What a great sense of movement and color! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping!

donna mikasa said...

This is awesome, Karen! Love the colors and how they're scampering across the card! Magical!