|Our Judith and Brian in the dollhouse. Awwww....sweet!|
I am here with a masculine card for this week's Unity - Friends with Flair link up. I used some pieces from the DCWV Safari Chic stack. I also used a wonderful Unity Itty Bitty - Enjoy, Explore, Believe. I received this as a prize from the lovely Gaylynn. (THANKS so much!!) I couldn't wait to ink it up. I used Versafine Onyx Black.
Some weeks ago, I played around with my Imagine Crafts Walnut Ink Crystals. I sprinkled them on watercolor paper and misted with water to let the crystals dissolve and blend. This was a perfect chance to use one as a background for my stamp. I learned about this product from a Just-Rite tutorial by Darsie Bruno. I really loved the effects she achieved and waited until JoAnns had the crystals in stock and on sale for half-price. :)
I love the look of torn edges on my panels, but I am always afraid my paper will tear in a bad direction. I discovered that by scoring this cardstock and then tearing it, I was able to get a softly ragged edge without it suddenly veering off in an unplanned direction. I inked the edges with Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy.
Do you like my elephant tag? He's a little oversized for this card, but elephants are supposed to be big, right? :) I fussy cut the image from one of the DCWV Safari Chic pages and hit on the idea to make a tag from him. I just got these fiber yarns from my local thrift store yesterday. Yay!! LOVE them with my elephant!!!
I got a huge package of that crinkly fiber yarn and would love to share it. If you'd like some, send me your address via my online form and I will send some to you. :)
My background stamping is a leaf I got in my recent Unity Grab Bag. (THANKS, Unity!) I thought it was perfect for my safari themed card. I stamped it in Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy and Fired Brick. I love how my card turned out and I hope you do, too!!
Ding, ding, ding!!! New Follower Introduction Time!!!
Ardyth Percy-Robb of MASKerade is known to many of us from her fabulous cards over at CASology. She is an absolute genius with the CAS style, which is very impressive to me.....since I love to use so much "stuff" on my cards!!! :) Ardyth has a neat feature on her blog...pages with galleries of her work along the top of page. Click on one of them and watch the loveliness unfold before you!! Thank you, Ardyth, for becoming a follower here. I appreciate it so very, very much!!!
Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments! I am slipping this right under the wire at Unity....again! Ha.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Friends with Flair 3-27
2. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - March 2015 - Stamping
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. DRS.Designs Challenge #167 Pet Store - That's some pet store that would carry an African elephant, huh? But the criteria say "any animal". :)
5. Moving Along with the Times - In the Wild