Friday, October 5, 2012

A Raccoon's Curiosity

**This is my second post for today, for more inspiration,
please scroll down to see two cards made with the Artful Delight October Card Kit**



The leaves are orange, the air is crisp and the raccoons' curiosity have them venturing out (only to be chased by little coon hounds and little hunters)...it must mean that it is fall! Lawnscaping is celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived from Janice's Blog (...you can find all links over at the Lawnscaping Challenge site!)


Truth be told I don't have any of the "normal" fall Lawn Fawn stamps, so I grabbed all my sets, laid them out and looked for an image that reminded me of fall. The cute little raccoon critter from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest as my muse. He was stamped, colored and fussy cut before being placed on a stark deep orange background. All the color choices were influenced by the inspiration photo. The sentiment is a classic, from Sophie's Sentiments.



I purposely chose a lot of textured elements for a base to rest the raccoon on, after being inspired by the current Lawnscaping Challenge: Use Texture. I have a piece of birch bark, an embossed woodgrain slip of cardstock, some linen textured patterned paper and a piece of cool May Arts burlap.

I mentioned the season of fall brings out little coon hunters and hounds, my littlest received a black and tan pup from his grandpa for his birthday.


Here's some information about the hop: You have until Sunday, October 7th, at 7:59AM, EST, to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize!  The winners will be announced on Monday, October 8th. More details can be found on Lawnscaping's blog.

Your next stop is Lenny!

**Please consider making a card (or few) for little Addison, you can read about her story here.**

94 comments:

  1. He is charming! I love all the texture on your card!

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  2. love your card! that piece of bark was a genius touch!

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  3. check out your fab texture-y card!!!!!! Love it!

    Oohhh...new puppy:)

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  4. Love it, love the colored card base!

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  5. Very cute card!! Love it!! :) And just look at that little puppy...too cute!

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  6. Card...puppy...cute overload!

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  7. Love this card! It's so cute! :)

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  8. This is so fabulous! I love the bark!

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  9. WOW. Love the texture you gave it with the bark.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  10. Love this and love seeing the raccoon. And the puppy, oh my goodness, what a cutie!

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  11. LOVE the woodsy feel of your card:)

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  12. That puppy is ADORABLE!! Look at those ears! He's going to be big huh??

    Love how you used the birch bark! So cool!!!

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  13. This card is GORGEOUS! Love how it envokes fall and the feeling of crisp air! And, enjoy the puppy - he is so cute. If you have the opportunity, please enroll the pup into a Puppy Socialization class to make sure the pup learns from other dogs and other people. Enjoy!

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  14. All the textures are wonderful and the use of bark is pure genius! Very fall looking card. You did it!

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  15. puppy? how adorable does your little guy look with his pup in tow? love it

    this card is of course genius. the textures say fall to me. fabulous coloring and layout.

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  16. Wow, very beautiful and clever!!! You're a true crafter when you are able to create new things by thinking outside the box!!! LOVE how you used that piece of bark! I think that's where my eyes were immediately drawn to when I saw your picture!!! BEautiful work!!!! :D

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  17. Amazing! There is so much to love about this card! I love how there's so much going on texture-wise but it's still CAS:) So creative!

    Have a great weekend Karen!

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  18. wow...this is fantastic...love the idea of using the real wood to make some texture...

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  19. wow...this is fantastic...love the idea of using the real wood to make some texture...

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  20. OOOOOH, WOOD on your card??!! I love it!! Great texture.

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  21. Awesome job creating with what you have! I love the wood and that darling creature!

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  22. Love all the texture on your card and the colors are just fabulous!

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  23. Cute~cute idea with the use of the raccoon...turned out perfect!! Cute pictures of your son and the puppy, too :>)

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  24. Fun card! Love your texture. ;) And that raccoon is so cute!

    Lauren

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  25. SO CUTE Karen! LOVE the textures and the real wood~fantastic card.

    Cute little pup too ;)

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  26. Karen, I love the texture on this card it is absolutely amazing. And the pictures are so fabulous!

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  27. So cute and I love that you used the bark! Great idea!

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  28. GORGEOUS card!
    Love the texture!
    Nice job!!

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  29. This card is a stunner! All those textures! And the birch bark? A stroke of genius. You've blown me away yet again, Karen!

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  30. gorgeous card. love the texture and details on this CAS card.

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  31. LOVE the birch bark! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

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  32. Love the texture an the non traditional fall card. Your raccoon is cute!

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  33. Love all the colors and coloring!

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  34. Oh, this is a beautiful card! Great texture and colors!

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  35. I THOUGHT THAT WAS REAL BIRCH BARK ON YOUR CARD. I'VE GATHER SOME BARK FROM OUR TREE FOR CARDS TOO. iT'S GREAT FOR MASCULINE ONES. tHE BRIGHT ORANGE PAPER IS PERFECT.tHANKS

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  36. Wow Karen. Look at this card. Look at all the texture. And real life bark added to your card is just perfect and so you! I absolutely love this! It is a masterpiece.

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  37. Cute little raccoon. Great fall card.

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  38. That puppy and his floppy ears just melts my heart!! Love your card and the bark is so clever and perfect. GREAT card and thank you again for supporting the Card Drive for Addison!!

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  39. Such a cute card, and I'm loving all the texture!

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  40. oooh, love all the natural elements to this card- makes you want to touch it. Cute little guy too!

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  41. As you've proved, you don't need an explicitly fall-themed stamp set to make an awesome fall project. I especially like how you've given the grey raccoon some brownish tones around the edges, as if he's picking up some color from the rest of the card.

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  42. this is just gorgeous. so simple but so detailed, and oh my god the BARK! HOW COOL!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  43. Love your non-traditional fall card! The different textures are wonderful.

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  44. Darlin' card! Love how you colored that cute raccoon and the textures are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. love this Karen! Sooo cute, and it fits so well with fall too! Love the texture :) Have a great weekend!

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  46. Cute card!! LOVE the racoon!!
    LOVE the puppy~he's adorable!!

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  47. Love all the texture and that glowing background color.

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  48. Lots of lovely textures in this card! Beautiful!

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  49. LOVE!! i can't say that enough! LOVE!! that raccoon!! LOVE! and the colors...LOVE!! that wood piece...swoon!! wow!

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  50. First of all, cute pup! Where The Red Fern Grows
    is one of my all time favorite books!

    Secondly, this card is so fantastic. The raccoon is adorable and your coloring is fantastic, but the texture is even more delicious. That bit of birch is brilliant!

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  51. Awesome card! I love that birch bark!

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  52. Wonderful layers of texture and your little guy & his new puppy...so sweet.

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  53. Fabulous card, love the design and all the texture especially the bark, the raccoon is colored beautiful!!

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  54. I like all the texture and colors on your card.

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  55. What a wonderful look the card has with the piece of wood added. You've stepped it up with texture.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  56. This card is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! I LOVE that you used so many different textures, LOVE the bark and the raccoon is colored PERFECTLY!!! Beautiful work!!!

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  57. Awesome card! I love the texture and colors! This is a great reminder of how versatile our stamp sets really are :)

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  58. I LOVE this card! That raccoon is so cute and I just love the setting you gave him! I added this to my Flickr favorites!

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  59. love the piece of birch bark you used for the card. so fun! love the warm autumn colors, too. lovely card, karen! and congrats on your new family member! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

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  60. OMGosh that little raccoon is wicked cute and I love what you did with the birch bark. So clever!

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  61. Sooo clever and a fabulous card to boot!

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  62. Definitely a card rich with texture (and color!) I love your story about the raccoons and dogs and boys! TFS!

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  63. oh my, just love your card. Love the layout, the colors, the cas design, the piece of wood...just gorgeous!!
    Thanks for hopping and thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara

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  64. While my first love isn't racoons (we had to evict one out of our chimney!) your card is adorable! Love the strips of color.

    And what a birthday present! That puppy is SO SO SO cute!

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  65. Hi Karen. I can't believe you don't have any fall specific stamps as this card is just perfect! I love how you have colored your little raccoon. I can never get my coloring right on animals. I would seem that I can do great on a person's face and hair but I balm out everytime I try an animal. I am very jelly of your talent. lol.. I am really enjoying how you have made him look like he is in the middle of woods enjoying a great relaxing fall day with just a touch of coolness to run around in. lol... Truly, your textures and your color pallette is just fantastic. I have just discovered LawnFawn stamps and I am in the process of trying to get them all. lol... After all one must have it all right? Just kidding, but I truly wish I could afford them all as I think these stamps are awesome. My next purchase is finally going to be a set of alphas. Have a wonderful October weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

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  66. Gorgeous card! I love the added wood and the way you colored the racoon! Beautiful!

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  67. Wow! All those textures and layers are amazing. Never thought of adding wood like that to a card - wonderful.

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  68. so cute! Thanks for sharing :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  69. Love the texture on this fabulous card!

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  70. Awesome texture! Love the combo of the burlap and bark on that amazing orange background.... And the raccoon is always a cutie!

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  71. What a cute raccoon on your card! I love the CAS look! TFS!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  72. Ha ha...loved your comment about not having any "normal" Lawn Fawn stamps! Your little raccoon is just perfect for the theme!

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  73. I love how you colored the raccoon!! I cannot imagine the image was originally black and white! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

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  74. Adorable!!! Love the texture you've achieved with the bit of bark and twine! They give it the perfect fall feel!

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  75. Great card, I love the rich orange you used =) TFS!

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  76. Love the racoon theme card this card design is beautiful

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  77. What a fantastic design ... love the shading on your critter.

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  78. Love the cute raccoon! Great texture on your card!
    DeniseB

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  79. Love that bark and the raccoon is adorable! Great card!!

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  80. love all of the texture you used

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  81. Gorgeous card, love the cute raccoon, bold red & great texture :)

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  82. So cute! I love all the texture and the Fall bold colors!

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  83. Love the texture and the little critter is just toooooo cute!

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  84. Your little critter is colored great. Love what he is standing on. Enjoyed reading posts on your blog. What a cute puppy.

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  85. Super cool card, love the texture!! :-)

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  86. super job with your coloring on the raccoon! well done.....

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  87. Hey Karen!!! Gosh I've been MIA from blogging/peeking into blogs - you've been so busy!! I (as usual) love each and every one of your cards!!!! You've totally inspired me!! Hope all is well with you!

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  88. New favourite alert!! Love that orange cardstock and the layered textural elements. So yummy! And the new pup has melted my heart. Love those ears flapping in the wind!!

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  89. this is so darn cute xxx love that little creature !!!!

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