Friday, April 19, 2019

Out Like a LION, in like a Lamb

Hi Crafty Friends,
I have been dying to use this stamp! I bought it around Valentine's Day and intended to color it up for Valentine's Day but never got around to it. So when I saw the Spring Challenge that Whimsy Stamps had for this month I knew I had to make it work for spring. The theme is "April showers bring May flowers". So I colored this darling lion up and put him in a perfect spring scene with sunshine, clouds, grass, and FLOWERS! Out like a LION and in like a LAMB.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you ever seen a real lion? Zoo? Safari?
A: Me? I have only seen them in the Zoo but my twin sister went on Semester at Sea and saw on in Africa, in the wild! EEK!

I created the background using Distress Ink Oxide Blending and white ink for the clouds using a stencil from Craftin' Desert Divas. I die cut the grass and sunshine, then added the matching flowers and gems. I finished my card by accenting the cheeks, ears, toes, and word "Lion" with glossy accents.

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Gina Marie Designs Sunshine Die
C.C Designs Grass Die Cut
Craftin' Desert Divas Cloud and Rain Stencil

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  1. I think your idea for the card was very clever and the Lion is darling!

  2. Such a gorgeous card. Love the cuddly lion and wonderful scene. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  3. Love the colors and sweet card for any age in my opinion - thanks for linking up use a stencil at Mod Squad

  4. This is a lovely card, love the scene you have created.
    I have seen a real lion in a zoo.
    BTW I too have a twin sister.

  5. What a gorgeous card. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the bright and cheerful colour scheme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)