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Saturday, December 4, 2010

S&S Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Animal(s)

Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog!  The latest S&S Midweek Challenge is to make a card for our troops that features an animal or animals.  When I saw this I knew immediately what stamp I wanted to use...because I have been trying to come up with something for this particular image for several weeks!

So, what's been the big deal?  Why is this just now coming about?  Because I have a secret fear that paralyzes me every time I even consider using a certain technique.  What could fascinate me so much and scare me to death at the same time?  You are never going to believe this but....coloring.  Yes, I know....lame-o.  The thing is...I hate to destroy a beautiful image with poor coloring.  However!  I have been making myself practice....but alas this image was water colored by my husband Dave.  He has more artistic talent, especially in the drawing/painting arena, than I will ever hope to have.  Thankfully I can coax him into participating in my card making once in a while. 

For the card:  the image is from the Suzy's Zoo collection (no wonder I love him!) but everything else is from Stampin' Up! Words: Friend to Friend Set (2004)  Card stock: Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Bashful Blue, Green Galore, and Gable Green Ink:  Garden Green (words) and Bashful Blue (sponged around the words)  Ribbon: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Stripe.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the ovals and to emboss the Gable Green.  

I have loved this little piggy for as long as I have been stamping.  He used to belong to a friend who passed him on to me when she was downsizing her stamp collection.  I really really want to use him with the words "Hogs & Kisses" for Valentines Day but it just hasn't come together for me yet.  I'll try again soon.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, this is a darling "animal" card, thanks for playing along in our challenge at Operation Write Home!