Monday, October 4, 2010

Distressed Lion

Wow, are you in for a treat today! My card was created for this week's Stamps R Us challenge which is to create anything with an all nature theme.  My image is the handsome King Of The Jungle from the Digi Doodle Shop.

The card base is Night Of Navy layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White cardstock then a piece of Whisper White distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink using the Wax Paper Resist technique. The strip is a 11/4 piece of distressed Certainly Celery. The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.

To create the majestic scene I masked the lion and sponged Certainly Celery and Brocade Blue ink for the grass and sky. I also distressed the edges of the image with the Vintage Photo ink. Next I roughed up the edges of the image and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and attached it to the card base with mounting tape. To embellish the card I added two small copper brads in each corner.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Stamps: King Of The Jungle (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, Certainly Celery, PTI White
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Copics E55, E57
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Small Copper Brads, Mounting Tape


Paige said...

Your challenge card is grrreat!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- I love the wax paper resist layer. Love that image too! TFS

Ashley said...

Nice work! love the image and the colouring, good use of the layers and nice brads(or are they snaps?) anyhow the card is nice! thanks for joining us at stamptacular!! btw i'm giving away a candy so have a look at my blog!

Wendi said...

Beautiful card love the distressed edges very majestic looking
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week

Marley said...

Beautiful card! love how you colored the lion and how you did the background! xxMarley

Marianne said...

Great card! Love how you colored the lion!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Becky said...

Karen what a beautiful scene. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters In Christ.

craftykitten said...

Great card Karen, love your Lion. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this time.
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful backgrounds you have created and your colouring is lovely.The brads are a really nice finishing touch.Thanks for joining us at CSSC :D
Lisa x

Gemma said...

Wow, great card you made, so many layers so great for our challenge of this week! Nice colouring of the lion! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, hope you wil join the fun again next week! Happy crafting! Gemma

Tammy Miller said...

Wow I love your project it is just awesome! Thank you so much for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.
I wanted to wish you luck and I hope you come back next week when we have some wonderful things planned and a very special Blog hop with lots of ways to win!
Tammy Miller DT Coordinator, Bugaboo Stamps

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card. Love the lion image and the way you did the background is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Craftyanny said...

smashing card
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts, hopefully you'll join us again.
Anne x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very beautiful! I love the wax paper technique! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Poppet said...

Great card Karen, your sponging looks fab and the lion looks very regal. I love the brass brads on the wax resist paper.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Galyusha said...

Wow very cute!!!!!! I love this lione!!!!!