The fabulous Ellen Hutson is sponsoring this challenge with a $25 gift certificate to the online store!
Here is my take on the Calling All Critters challenge:
I decided to use squirrels for my critters. They are actually from two different sets. I encourage everyone to look at their sets in different ways and showing you that you can definitely pair separate sets up together. The two squirrels are the same height, so this worked perfectly! I love that they have different facial expressions and different tails.
The boy squirrel is from Lawn Fawn's Love You S'more set, and the girlie squirrel is from the Critters in Costume set. You'll recognize her from that set wearing wings and a halo! I just trimmed those off and you have a completely every day squirrel to use. I stamped them both onto watercolor cardstock with my Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I colored them in with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and a water brush pen.
The heart between the squirrels is from the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops. I stamped that onto white cardstock with Memento Luxe ink in Love Letter. I just cut out around it and left a little bit of white space. You can definitely use the coordinating dies for this set as well!
I added the sentiment, i love you, from the Love You S'more set stamped onto kraft cardstock in Memento, Rich Cocoa. The die I used is from Die'Sire, Essentials, Just the Ticket.
To make the squirrels pop off the card, I placed them on a fun background that I created using Versamark, clear embossing powder, and the woodgrain stamp from Woodgrain Backdrops.
I scattered some wood veneer leaves from Lawn Fawn on the card to give it a pop of color. I simply colored them in with my Spectrum Aqua markers and my water brush pen.
For the white background, I used a Darice Dandelion embossing folder. I just cut the panel 1/4" smaller all the way around and glued to my white cardstock.
I hope you play along with our current challenge. Be sure to check the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for all the rules and details to enter and to leave your link! Happy crafting!