Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mighty Mushroom


Time for another fabulous sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary! People that know me, know I have a thing for owls. Cute ones that is, not the kinda weird looking ones that you sometimes see around. Well I have a confession to make, I also love those fun wooden painted mushrooms that I've seen online! I have tried finding them around here to add a bit of natural whimsy in my home decor, but it seems that the ones ones I like can only be found across the "big pond"! Darn it! So in the absence of the real thing, I figured I would make a paper one instead.



I made mine out of a 2" circle of Real Red card stock and a 2" circle of Soft Suede card stock and did a little trimming to both to achieve the shapes I was after. I then sponged both in their given colors to add a little depth. I trimmed down the Sunburst Thinlet to create a more concentrated sunburst. A strip of Pear Pizazz card stock sponged with its coordinating ink then cut twice with the Fringe Scissors creates a fun strip of grass to help 'ground' everything. The words and stamped suns on the background are from the Project Life Memories in the Making set out of the Occasions Catalog. 



It's a little hard to tell, but the 1/2" punched circles on the mushroom top are actually glitzed out with the Clear Wink of Stella. It adds such a fun shine to things, but it's so HARD to photograph! Here's hoping you truly do have sunny days ahead! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you decide to play along with our sketch challenge this week. Happy Stamping!


7 comments:

  1. This is so sweet and fun! It also reminds me of something from my childhood that I can't quite put my finger on. Love the bright, bold colors and the quirky shape on the sunburst!

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  2. What a cute punch art toadstool Jennifer - all you need is a gnome to make your garden scene complete! Such a lovely little scene you created!

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  3. What a fun, whimsical card! Love the mushroom! The sunburst framelit is on my next order...can't wait to play with it!

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  4. OMG - Too cute! I love your mushroom! It's my favorite! I'm going to have to attempt this one as my daughter loves mushrooms of any kind!! I love your card too - I'm drawn to the cuteness......

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  5. This is absolutely so much fun! What an awesome interpretation of the sketch this week!!!! I remember owls and mushrooms being popular decor when I was a kid in the early 80's....isn't it funny how things tend to come back around after a bit!

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  6. What a cute card. Great idea for the mushroom! Love it! :-)

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  7. So stinking CUTE! I love the mushroom...darling! Love this card! Great job with the sketch this week!

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