Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inkspirations 34 - roarrrr shhh!

Hi all,

welcome back to my entry for this weeks Inkspirations challenge set by the lovely Makeesha. This week Keesh set a sketch and yikes was it a tricky one! Here it is.

I decided to go with a baby card - no specific recipient in mind although I'm expecting to become an Auntie again in the next week or so but whether the bub is a boy or a girl is going to be a surprise. But at least now I have the boy side covered ;) Here it is.

I started out by thinking I wanted a blue/brown lion - so next I had to work out which brown and blue. I ended up settling on Brocade Blue and More Mustard and pulled some old DSP out of my stash to match. So having found all the bits and pieces I set to work!

I started with a Brocade base, then added a Mustard panel with DSP (stripes horizontal) then added DSP (stripes vertical) to the rest of the card base (after piercing around the edges). Then a Mustard panel with more DSP (a more muted blue stripe) was laid. The central lion panel mostly rests over this. I stamped my lion three times once in Brocade as the base, which I then cut using my circle nestabilities. The other two were used to trim out a Mustard lion head with mane and one little Brocade lion face. These two were layered over the original Brocade lion using dimensionals between each layer. The final touches were to add lots of buttons. On the left hand side I threaded and tied them all together with kitchen twine, then glued them down with Tombow. Two little Mustard buttons were added as accents on the right too. Lastly I stamped "Welcome baby" using Chocolate Chip onto twill and added it to the bottom of the lion with a 5/16 silver brad. The inside was finished off to match.

This card ended up being a bit of homage to retiring and retired product - I quite enjoyed having a rifle through my stash - I hope you liked it too.

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise mentioned
Stamps: Wild About You, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Blue Brocade, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Brocade, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spring Showers DSP (R), Earth Element buttons (R), Rich Regal buttons (R), 5/16" silver brad, narrow twill, kitchen twine, Circle nestabilities, Piercing tool and mat pack, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Tombow, Double sided tape


  1. Oh wow Kim this is a great card. I saw Keesh's sketch and thought 'too hard' lol. Good for you I love what you've come up with.

  2. Love the card especially the buttons, they look great , hey i became an aunty last week, must be something in the water

  3. So cute Kim, just LOVE how you used the buttons as one of the sketch elements - and I love Wild about You - such a cute set - you've done a fabulous job with this sketch.

  4. What a gorgeous card - love the buttons combined with the stripe papers, and the colours are great, Jo

  5. I like the blue lion - very neat! :D He's so adorable, all layered like that!


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