Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Are You a Bad Influence?

I always tell people when they start talking about inappropriate things - I AM A LUTHERAN.

It works like ZERO percent of the time, but I try.

I am the person who even though I LOVE to break all innocuous rules like art rules, I will NEVER break a rule that involves the law or some terrible ethical line, etc. That's just how Virgos roll.


I can most definitely sway people to a very fuzzy bunny version of the dark side, like, for example, the side where we have to BUY ALL THE ART SUPPLIES.

Guilty as charged.

That's as exciting as my bad influence gets, people. Move along if you were expecting more.

So I absolutely went crazy over the sentiment for today's card.

First I stamped the raccoon from this set in Fadeout Ink, and used my favorite masking paper to mask him. Then I stamped the trees, masking the two front ones so the back ones looked farther away.

Then I watercolored everything with Daniel Smith Watercolor, making sure to leave the background trees farther back with a little less detail.

The sentiment is from this hilarious set. I stamped it in Nocturne.
No Line MFT Watercolor Raccoon by Understand Blue

Die-namics Friendly Raccoons
[ MFT ]
Friendly Raccoons
[ MFT ]
Sassy Pants Best Friends
[ MFT ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes, Travel Round...
[ UTR | BLIC | INK ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Avery Self-Adhesive Removable Laser...
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

The bottom line is, it doesn't really matter which one of us is the bad influence - we'll get there together.

I'm beyond honored to be guesting with My Favorite Things this month. The owner, Kim, is a dear friend and a great, soft-hearted, animal-loving human who has assembled a fantastic team of people who make the stamping world better.



  1. This card is fantastic!!! Although--when it comes to art supplies, you certainly are the bad influence:)

  2. Lol, I can see why you love that sentiment!
    Beautiful no-line colouring on the card too, love the scene you created for the rascally racoon.

  3. Uh huh. Yup. You sure can sway me when it comes to buying all the art supplies!

  4. I have never, in all my life, been naughty or a bad influence. [insert angel emoji here] Like you, I don't break laws or important rules. Everything else is a rubber band. <3 Love this sweet card, Lydia! <3

  5. LOL! I think (strike that) I KNOW it’s YOU! �������� SUPER sweet card dear friend! Those tres are FABULOUS too!!!

  6. Love this card Lydia! That little raccoon is so adorable.

  7. Lol, you crack me up Lydia! This card is fabulous and that sentiment is too much fun!

  8. I am definitely a very bad influence when it comes to crafting. I gotta find me a new crafting bud so we can badly influence each other. My previous crafting bud died and I miss her dearly and remember her daily.
    On a happier note, loved your card. And does your critter look just a little bit guilty?

  9. I can’t get enough of your posts ! I admire how you always manage to link whatever your showcasing with a part of you, a part of your life, a part of your history. You’re so clever ! And that little raccoon warms my heart !! I’m not even talking about the great sentiment !! Love, Marjorie

  10. Way too funny and fits several of my friends.

  11. I enjoy your YouTube videos a lot. Watching all of them does get me into trouble. I always want to buy whatever is being shown. However I am also a rule follower. I'm also Lutheran.


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