Life In The Forest Meets So You

by Joanne James23. April 2015 08:05

It's Thursday and that means a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary. This week it's colours:


I'm also using this week's sketch over at Retrosketches for my layout. So I debated long and hard what to do with this colour combination; then I decided I would go with something fun! I used my Life in The Forest set - not inked up in a while and soon to be retired so it seemed like a good opportunity to use it:

I used Soft Sky for my base, then created a little paper pieced scene for my racoon. I used the soft sky paper from the Painted Blooms DSP pack for my sky, then paper pieced my trees from Wild Wasabi cardstock and my racoon from a combination of Basic Grey, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. I cut my large word bubble out using my Big Shot and oval framelits, handcutting the speech piece and stamped the sentiment from the 'So You' stamp set. I love the addition of the wild wasabi grass, cut with my fringe scissors, and the Soft Sky Painted Blooms cotton twine, but my absolute favourite part of this card? The addition of the tiny googly eyes to my little racoon:

It brings out the child in me  - so cute!!! Do hop on over to the other designers to see how they have interpreted this week's colours - I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.

I will be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Life In The Forest
  • So You Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
  • Fringe Scissors
  • Painted Blooms Cotton Twine
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Card Stock A4 Soft Sky
  • Wild Wasabi A4 Card Stock
  • Basic Gray A4 Card Stock
  • Basic Black A4 Card Stock
  • Whisper White A4 Card Stock


Comments (9) -

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
4/23/2015 12:46:45 PM #

Very fun card with the little scene!  Love how you popped up the head and gave him googly eyes!  It definitely makes me smile!  Great job with the color challenge!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
4/23/2015 2:55:03 PM #

Your card makes me smile, Joanne!  I love your raccoon with the popped up head and his eyes are so cute!  


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
4/24/2015 3:00:07 AM #

I struggle with this stamp set even though I love the images. I always try coloring the images but I really love how you just used the card stock as your color. LOVE the goggly eyes! Thanks for the inspiration!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
4/25/2015 2:43:10 PM #

This makes me smile, too!  Love the sentiment and your scene, and especially the raccoon!  That popped up head with googly eyes is too cute!  Great use of these colors!


Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
4/26/2015 3:30:45 AM #

Darling card Joanne! I love the googly eyes on the raccoon and how you kept the details simple.


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
4/27/2015 10:19:24 AM #

This card is SO cool and your raccoon is SO CUTE! I love his eyes. Fabulous use of the colour palette this week. Smile


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
4/27/2015 10:40:11 PM #

Your card is so stinking cute! I just showed it to my seven year old daughter and her exact response was "AWWWWW". ;)


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
4/30/2015 1:36:35 AM #

Just DARLING!  Such a cute card!


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
4/30/2015 4:52:39 AM #

What a great way to use the colors this week!  I love how you did you sentiment and created the speech bubble.. so smart!  The paper pieced raccoon with those googly eyes is adorable!!


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