I wanted to create a stamped card with a fall theme and relating to Oregon in some way. I pulled out a couple of my hand-carved stamps to make this little scene.
Why is this Oregon? Well, we have plenty of these little bandits in our back yard. We call them out of the brush and when they come we toss marshmallows to them (also the heels of bread and bowls of table scraps). Our favorite thing is when the Mommas bring their kits out to play on the lawn.
Anyway... I stamped the raccoon with black and then colored over it with a tan distress marker and cut it out. I stamped the fish on grey and colored it with three distress markers before cutting it out. For assembly I stamped the trees on a blue scrapbook paper. I tore a hill along the top of a grass print scrapbook paper and tore a lower arc as well. The lower arc was filled with a water print paper. These were all layered and the raccoon and fish added in their places.
I used distress markers to blotch fall colors in the trees, sketched ripples on the water and banded the two sides with dotted papers.