Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's All In the Eyes!

Second post for me today.  If you are looking for my FYI challenge post, please scroll down one.

While waiting for migraine meds to kick in last night, I was looking at the inspiration picture for the Play Date Cafe's color splash challenge, as well as a couple of other challenges, and an idea came to me.  I had already reached the point of stamp or cry with the pain, so I chose to stamp and keep my card very clean and simple.

I started out by stamping my lion image from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company set called Big Cats in memento tuxedo black ink and then colored with prismacolor markers; making sure to highlight his mane in different shades of yellow to give a more realistic look before layering.  Then taking some white card stock, I dry embossed it using a tree branch cuttlebug embossing folder with my big shot.  The only embellishments I added were some Making Memories black baby brads.  Even with this CAS look, what should have only taken me 20minutes to make took well over an hour.  Geez!  Anyone want a headache?  Free to a good home? 

Challenges this card also submitted for:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Big Cats
Card Stock: All Stampin Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Big Shot, Tree Branches Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Making Memories Black Baby Brads


  1. Amazing colouring on this card.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  2. This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Anything

  3. What a gorgeous card . Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Emma xx

  4. What a gorgeous image - I love how you have coloured his - he looks so Real! thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

  5. Sorry to hear you had to stamp with pain, Bonnie. :( The lion looks fabulous in that splash of yellow, though!

    Thanks a bunch for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. WOW fabulous image! Love it
    Thanks for 'keepin' it real' at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie xx