Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wild Thing

After having just spent over a month planning my son, Nathan's Carnival themed 6th birthday party, I was inspired to create this card for my husbands birthday that is the same week as our sons.  I fell in LOOOVE with this MayzyArts Lion Tamer image and enjoyed every single moment spent coloring it with my Copics.

When creating masculine cards, I do my best to keep the card design simple and the embellishments to a minimum which can sometimes be a little boring.  So I found a fun way to add texture and dimension by using red crepe paper (party streamers) along the bottom portion of the card as well as on the photo corner at the top.  The striped designer paper is from an older My Minds Eye Collection, Lost and Found Union Square.  I used a Crown Boarder die from My Favorite Things and added clear rhinestones that were colored with a B29 Copic Marker to match the shade of blue in the image.  The little tickets were cut out of some scrapbook paper from Imaginisce that I had in my stash.  All of the card mat layers were created using my favorite Perfect Layers tool.

Copics Used:
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E50, E93
Hair: E44, E43, E42, E41
Gloves/Blue Objects: B29, B25, B24, B21
Feather: C3, C1, B00
Boots/Pants: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Lion Body: E59, E99, YR27, YR24, YR31, YR30
Lion's Mane: E31, E33, E34, E37, E25, E29
Gold Trim: YR23
Red: E18, R39, R37, R35, R20
Shadowing around image: W5, W3, W1, BG70

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


My Scrap Diary said...

Simply stunning!!! And your coloring is equally as stunning!!!
Jess M

gobeagirl said...

Oh My Goodness Wendy, You did a fantastic job on this card! I can not even think of the words to express just how awesome I think your coloring on your Husbands card it. It really shows that you put a lot of love into your coloring with card. That lion couldn't look any better if you had taken a picture of one and pasted it to your card. You my friend should be over the top proud of yourself on this one. It truly is FANTASTIC!!!! I am sure that your Husband loved it. Over all the whole is awesome, but I must say that lion stole the show. :O) Hope you are having a great week. Hugs, Lisa G

Dana said...

You go Wendy!! This card is smoking!! Love it. That is so me taming the wild beast of my husband. LMAO. ;-)

Becky said...

this is unbelievable - love your colouring!

hugs, becky

Danderella said...

Absolutely amazing. Where do you find the time?

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wowzers Wendy this is incredible. Your coloring is amazing as always!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, I am a new subscriber to your blog and your coloring is more than amazing!! Beautiful card and I loved the image so much, I went and purchased it! Thanks for sharing!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Eek! You've really outdone yourself on this one. Your coloring is always amazing but this one is over the top! I'm SO jealous!!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Wendy!! this is AWWWWSOME!! 8-) I am so drooling over your Amazing coloring on this Fun image!! I am so loving the shine on her boots and the Lions Fabulous mane!! Wowie!! I know your Hubby will love this for sure! 8-)


Faye said...

A.mazing! Amazing colouring. X

Heather said...

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