Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Mushroom Digi Thanks

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  My friend Michele, who always creates the most edgy, fun, eclectic cards in blogland, recently had a card on her blog featuring a pretty mushroom (and a snail!).  You can see it HERE.  Now I really liked that little image and guess what---it was a FREE digital image, so I went over to Rachelle's blog and snagged it for myself!  THEN I had a conversation with Michele about printing with my printer using cardstock or watercolor paper (it doesn't do well with either), and she gave me a couple of hints, so I decided to try it....just on some cheapo Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart.  And I was just going to know how that goes...and it actually turned out pretty warped a wee little bit but not badly enough to toss it!  So here we go:

I was concerned about the black ink bleeding, but I used a damp aquapainter with my ink and a very light touch, and I love how it came out!  I used some retired nature-themed Painted Seasons DSP on my Crumb Cake card, and added a panel of Poppy Parade and an Altenew sentiment.  Of course, every white gel pen I have ever tried malfunctions after about a month, so my white spots on the mushroom cap did not turn out very well:

Thanks, Rachelle!  I love this pretty little image.  I do know it's called a Fly Agaric, only because I saw someone recently used a similar image on a card!  And you may not know that my neighboring town called Kennett Square is considered the "Mushroom Capital of the World"....they produce lots and lots of mushrooms, sent all over the country!  And here in our little yard, the mushrooms are quite prolific due to all the rain we've had!  Now I am not an expert on mycology, so I have no idea what kind of mushrooms these are!  This one was huge....probably 8-9" across, and it was in my yard:

These are in my flower bed under my butterfly bush...curly-edged:

And these are also in my flower bed, but they teeny tiny....only about 1/4" across and they even have little mushrooms INSIDE of the mushrooms!!  They're barely noticeable in the mulch:

So that's the nature walk for today!  Thanks for popping by...enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Label Love (Altenew), Digital Image by Rachelle
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP (ret), White (Georgia Pacific)
 Ink Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Sahara Sand, Soft Seafoam, Memento Black
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Greenery EF, Computer


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love that digi image with that paper LeAnne - which I also have stashed, so might have to case! But I am truly fascinated by your mushrooms- I have never seen one so large!! Do you know if it’s edible? You could make some great things with all those varieties. I had no idea you lived in the mushroom capital of the world!!

Wendy said...

Your just loaded with mushrooms today! I haven't seen any in our yard but then again we've not had as much rain as you! And your only an hour east from me! Your card is just so stinkin cute, LeAnne! Love your coloring and the fun mushroom paper and the embossing on the cardbase! It came together nicely! Enjoy your's beautiful out!

Kampin' Karen said...

I find mushrooms fascinating. The Painted Seasons goes perfectly with your digital. What a fun card! I never can figure out how to get the digital properly proportioned. I still haven't used the bowling pins that I got from you. I have a gnome that I printed out 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 but I want it to be 3 3/4 x 5. I'm probably overthinking!! I too have a problem with the cardstock that will go through without jamming. I found Neenah Bright White 65 lb. will's far from bright white, however. I have no problem with my white gel pens though.

Bonnie said...

I loved Michele's mushroom and your is just as awesome! I need to grab it. We've had lots of mushrooms too. They're some sturdy stuff as they've grown in the hot sun, not just in the shady spots. They are pretty, but sometimes they smell awful when they die back. Thanks for sharing your card and your garden!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi LeAnne!! OH I just know that Rachelle is going to be so honored, and love your card just as much as I do!! So happy to hear you've had success with your printer - see! we don't need no fancy printer! [bad grammar intended] LOL
LOve your coloring, and that fun dsp is perfect!
BTW if I had all those mushrooms in my yard, I'd be finding out which are edible - in fact I might go do some digging!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love it, I have a real soft spot for toadstools
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Rachelle Oltean said...

OMGoodness! I love your coloring and I'm so happy to see your awesome coloring job with this image! I love the way you combined it with that beautiful pattern paper and the knitted embossing folder! This made my week, LeAnne! Thanks ever so much!
Rachelle : )

Lisa Elton said...

I loved that image when I saw Michele use it too! And I love your version of it just as much. The reds are wonderful, such a pretty card!