Friday, October 7, 2011

Forest Critter Party~

Hiya friends!  Bopping in here with my iCopic post this week.  I didn’t have time to play along with the CSAYL challenge this week, but you should take a gander at all their lovely creations and play along if you can! 

TGIF!  Actually, I can’t believe it’s Friday already!  These weeks seem to be flying by lately!  Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas!  Eek…that’s even scarier than Halloween!  lol 

Today I have a cute critter scene I created for you using the masking technique.  Masking allows multiple images to be stamped without overlapping each other.  This allows you to create scenes and to create the illusion of depth in your image, as well as combine several stamps together. 

I used the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest clear stamp set.  I simply placed all the large image stamps from the set on one acrylic block and stamped them straight onto a thin masking tape.  iCopic carries the Mask It medium tack paper that works for this technique and for airbrushing, as well.  Each image is then fussy cut out and stored straight on the stamp sheet for future use.  Easy peasy!  The one thing you need to think about when creating your scene, is what image/s you want in your foreground and which will be placed in the background.  Stamp your foreground images first, place your carefully cut out mask over them and stamp the background – see?  Easy!

icopic lawn fawn

I used some October Afternoon Campfire papers, Rustic Cream button twine and Pacific Point paper.  The scene was colored with Copics – BV25, BG99, E08, E19, E41, E57, E59, G24, G28, R02, R22, R24, R29, W3, W5, W7.  The edges of the scene were sponged with Ranger distress Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage inks using the ink blending tool and foams

It all looked a little bare and I couldn’t figure out a sentiment, so I decided to pop a little banner on there.  Kind of reminds me of Bambi for some reason lol.  The banner and birds are from Lawn Fawn’s Bannerific set.  The sentiment is one from my stash. 

Here’s a close up of the coloring. 

icopic lawn fawn detail

Hope you all find a little time to play along with our challenge this week – All about Fall!  The creations I’ve seen so far have been fabulous!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!



Becky G said...

Fabulous scene you created, Alyssa! Love it!

:-) Becky

Julie E said...

Such a sweet scene! I definitely need to invest in some masking paper/tape!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Such a cute scene! Love the banner!