Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reaching for the Top

Hello Happy Stampers! Today I am sharing a card I showed at the Gina k release party last week. I used Asela's new Zoo Animals set.

Here are a few details on how I made this card.

Started by coloring the giraffe with Y21 and Y23 Copic markers. I put Y21 down all over, then added Y23 around the edges, blending it with Y21.

Added Y17 to the edges and used the previous two colors to blend.

Added YR12 and used the previous three colors to blend.

Used YR16, YR14 and E37 on the spots.

To make the strip of grass on the bottom of the card, I used a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and cut blades in a random pattern along the edge. Then I cut the strip down to fit the card.

I sponged the background and used a stamp from Tropical Flowers, inked with Old Olive and stamped off once to add some greenery. The oval layers were cut with my nestabilities.

That's all for today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Patti J said...

Sigh...oh, Theresa, when I grow up I want to learn to color just like you! This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

wow what a fabby card, brill colouring, sue.x

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Theresa! This was one of my favs! (had soo many!!) I just love the grass and leaves touch, perfect!!

Casmiles said...

This is so cute. I love the way the giraffe image is reaching over the ovals, definitely emphasizing he is TALL. So cute.

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this! Love all the dimension ... and that adorable giraffe!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Theresa.
Love how the giraffe is hanging over the top. Great job of the grass, its so perfect I thought you had used a punch!!

Karen x

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Simply adorable, Theresa! Terrific details! Thank you for the card... totally made my day. Glad to be back online again too! :) Missed visiting your fabulous blog for my daily dose of inspiration.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You just always knock 'em outta the park!!! I seriously need coloring lessons from you!!

Carolina said...

Adorable in every way! Love how you created the grass and the colors are so yummy!

Shirley said...

A totally cute and beautiful card! I love the layers and the leaves!!