Saturday, 22 August 2009

Like this one better

Faux-stitching is more in my comfort zone, and I decided to go with more contrast for this card. Rach has designed a fabulous sketch for this week's Whiff of Joy challenge - and co-incidentally the wee parcel of stamps I ordered from WoJ arrived yesterday morning so it was the perfect opportunity to ink up this wee cutie straight away.

Just for a change I decided to make a boys birthday card.

Image: Leon Celebrating Lion from Whiff of Joy, coloured with promarkers; vanilla, saffron and sandstone for his body, raw sienna for his nose, pastel blue, china blue, meadow green and apple for his balloons and hat

card stock is all core'dinations, the faux stitching is done with white sakura gel pen, the ribbon is from my stash, the patterened paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops and I coloured the Hero Arts pearls with china blue promarker. And finally the greeting is Daisy & Dandelion

Here's Leon's close-up...

A miracle happened in this house last night.... Willow asked if she could go to bed!! school must be tiring her out - woohoo


Giò said...

this card is stunning!! I love how you have colored the image and the stitching effect is beautiful too. hugs giò

Max said...

Oh yes ... I'm a firm believer in faking it and much prefer faux stitching on my cards. Besides which the sewing machine is hiding behind the sucky uppy machine in the utility room and I'm too lazy to get it LOL!
This card is a real cutie and your colouring as always is perfect. Those BG papers are fab too.


Kathy said...

Adorable card Debbi!! I love the colors that you have used and this image is so cute!! Beautiful coloring as well! Your interpretation of this sketch is fabulous!! So cute :)Kathy

Tracy said...

My son absolutely loves lions, and he would love your card he is only three and obsessed with animals and lions being is all out favourite. I love the layout and the colours of this card and it's so cute too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

Oh sorry Debbi, forgot to mention your faux stitching is fabulous!
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Super cute card! xx jo xx

Marianne said...

Cute boy's card. Love the image and the colours. Marianne x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbi,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

jenny said...

Fab boy's card, wonderful colouring and layout x

Jenny x

Natalie said...

Great card Debbi, I love the image and faux stitching. x

Meahni said...

Gorgeous colouring and the card is great. I like this image a lot, it reminds me of Simba in the Lion King, and believe it or not, I cry every time I watch it and his father dies :-( LOL!

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Great card, love your colouring, thanks for joining us at WOJ this week, hugs, Claire xx

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