Zebras

I love these zebras. They are part of the African Safari stamps collection along with the Square Postage Frame stamp both from Judikins, and the stamps are produced by Stamp Addicts.

This subtle colouring is achieved with distress inks shabby shutters, dried marigold, picked raspberry and fossilized amber. I masked the outer postage frame and the zebras so the the white stripes remained but the beautiful sky could be made. A while back I did some marbling and I created the background on the card which I thought was perfect to fit with these stamps. To complete the card I added the sentiment “Just for you”.

I would like to enter this into the

Allsorts challenge 564 – Anything from the animal kingdom.

YNS challenge 135 – cute critters

#190 Dream Valley Challenge – use dies and punches

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I had the cityscape and the trees sitting already cut out in my stash and created an inked background for them to be displayed against. I knew I wanted a moon so I die cut a circle out of a post it note to mask off that area before starting to ink. Using yellow behind and just above the buildings, I hope you’ll agree, gives that ambient city glow of light in a dark sky. When I took away the mask I added some ink into the moon but left a white glow around the edge to set it off. As a finishing touch I also added some stamped birds flying past the moon.

Doggone it!

I made this birthday card for my youngest and I’m hoping that she thinks that the middle dog looks like Buddy.

I stamped some of the dogs onto post it notes so that I could cut them out and make masks. I love this technique as it so simple to do. If you don’t know what mean by this it’s when you stamp an image in the foreground and then you cover it with a “mask” which is the same stamp which you overlay while you stamp over the top of this, then you remove the mask and the second stamp looks like its behind the first. It allows you to put things behind other things rather than stamping over the top or having to put things next to each other. It’s a good technique when you want to group things like these dogs. Once I’d stamped them all I then water coloured the images with a water brush and distress inks which I picked up from my mat. After colouring the dogs I stamped the “doggone it” sentiment and also a mask for this too. I put the mask over the sentiment and inked around the edge of the card to lightly tint the background leaving the sentiment white so it would pop.

I hope you like the dogs!