Hey crafty friends! I’m back with another card that tells a story for you today (Lawn Fawn products just seem to inspire that in me!). Today these little mice are having a picnic in the woods but they are soooo in love, making googly eyes at each other, they didn’t even notice that the ants are stealing all of their food!
The base of this scene is created with some very light ink blending – a bright green for the “grass” and very pale clouds for the sky. I like things light and bright and you don’t have to give that up on a full scene card like this one.
The trees in this scene (also from Lawn Fawn) are intended to be used with a box card, but are perfect to frame out this picnic in the woods scene.
If you don’t have those particular trees, the trunk could be simplified and cut by hand and the tree tops could be made using a cloud border die.
Instead of following my instinct to color the picnic basket brown, I googled “vintage picnic basket” for some color and pattern ideas. So much inspiration!!
I’m really starting to like this “just don’t color it” technique!
I used a combination of images from Lawn Fawn for this card. The circle in the background is another one that came from my backgrounds stash.
I heat embossed a heart background stamp with onto watercolor paper (it’s an older Simon Says Stamp background that is discontinued but I’m sure you can find something similar). After the heat embossing cooled, I used Distress Ink mini cubes to smear color onto the paper, sprayed generously with water and let it dry.
Once it was dry, I die cut it using a really old wonky circle die from my stash – you could either cut a regular circle and leave it as is or trace it and hand-cut it for a similar look.
Everything was attached to standard A2 card with foam tape for dimension.
I can’t even stand the cuteness of that pizza! This was mostly made with goodies from my Simon Says Stamp crafty parcel (best Christmas gift ever!). It’s a 4 bar size card so that fact that it’s little just makes it even cuter, right?
When I saw this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch, my first thought was “hey, that little circle could be a pizza!” So my little Italian restaurant vignette was born!
I will also be sharing this one at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme was “something new” – the pizza stamp is new to me and I see this one being very, very loved!