Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lions and Tigers, Oh My!

For Card Patterns Challenge #17, I created this cute Birthday Card for a little boy. Kris gave these cute mat packs papers to me and I just LOVED them! I knew right away the card that I wanted to make and it actually turned out the way that I imagined (not all of my cards do- LOL!) My baby has some jungle animal stamps that just worked perfectly with the papers.

For this card, I used a variety of techniques. I used watercolor pencils to color and shade the lion. I stamped the lion in autumn terracotta ink, colored with yellow, orange and choc pencils. I used the acrylic stamp set Adventure for the "grrr", but...inked the stamp in A/T ink, stamped off on a scrap paper, then stamped on my cardstock (which is textured). For the lion's head, I stamped him twice, colored once, cut his head out- he is popped with 3-d foam. I also have these great orange fibers that I wasn't sure what to do with, but used one of them for the main. Cut 1/2" pieces, folded in half, attached under the head with liquid glass (another great CTMH product!) More fibers on the card for the bow at the bottom.

All in all- love how it turned out and now need to find a boy to give it to! My nephew's birthday is approaching, though I think 12 is a bit too old....LOL!!

We are off for a double header of softball today, hubby away for a week, and a dirty house is calling my name! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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4 comments:

whoistracy said...

How fun is that little lion?!?! What a cute image. Love the ribbons and fibers you added. What a great touch.

Juhi said...

the lion is adorable, love all the attention to detail. The stamped animals (lion n monkey) look great.......so does the row of buttons at the bottom

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

I love how you added fibers on the lion's head & added a dimension to it as well. You rocked it Kelly!

Kristen Swain said...

this is funtastic! what a great use of those fibers!! wow wow wow! tooooo cute!!
kris