Saturday, 13 October 2007

The DCM Darethis week....
Kathy here to set you a really Beastly dare this week! The theme is ANIMAL and you can use anything that's animal inspired - not those diddy little ones like bugs, birds and butterflies (though you can include them in your design of course) but what I'd really like to see is bigger, wilder, more fabulous or fantastic creatures So you could maybe use animal die cuts, animal prints on paper or fabric, or maybe animal words or phrases "grrrrr get down tiger"!!!! You could invent your own wild and wonderful beasties, or go back in time for dinosaurs, or into the world of mythology for all sorts of incredible creatures. How about a card in the shape of a tiger, elephant or monkey? Now, there's a challenge for you.... I'd love you to all go really wild over this one and have loads of beastly fun

I had a hunt through my stamps, and found two, well a few more then two actually(oops),but two that grabbed my attention so I made two cards. The first is a stamp from Tanda Stamps, which I inked with Impress Dye Inkpad in Fawn and stamped onto some plain white cardstock, this was then mounted on some warm brown Bazzill Cardstock, I used some pale brown/cream ribbon from American Crafts Elements, and again mounted this all on some Brenda Walton cardstock from the Maison range. Finally this was placed on a plain white square card.

The second card has an image from I Brake for Stamps which has been inked with black Stazon, I have done some shadowing and a little bit of colour with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with baby oil gel. Then I have simply layered on to different coloured cardstock and added some brads....the image I felt didn't need any extra fussyness!


22 comments:

Hazel said...

Lovely cards. I've got that first stamp - love it! I like the colour youi've used.

Anne said...

Great cards, the lion's face is very impressive, and the polar bears are just sweet!

Kaz said...

Great cards, the polar bears are my faves.

Andrea said...

2 great cards, the stamp is beautiful and the polar bears are so cute

stamp and scrape said...

2 great cards, both so different in style, but so well stamped and presented.

Gail said...

Both great cards, I love the effects with the lion card, never thought of using baby oil gel!

Kathy said...

These are both wonderful cards. Love that top one, it's just so striking, and the second is fab because the image is so cute

Sylvie :) said...

Thanks for your visit on my blog :)
Your cards are awesome !!!

Sarah said...

Lovely cards, the polar bears are adorable!

All Pink girl said...

2 Fab cards , the polar bears is my fav i love it,Dawnx

Sadie B said...

These are lovely. The polar bears are so sweet.

Rein said...

These are both wonderful!

Jackie said...

They are both gorgeous.

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards. Lvoe that face with those fab background papers.

Lavender Rose said...

Both cards are amazing, I love them both equally, beautiful work!

Angelnorth said...

I love that Tanda cheetah block stamp and the way you've used it here looks great. Your colouring looks fab on the polar bears, what a lovely image!

Kae said...

Fantastic cards :D

~x~

Crafty Katie said...

Both cards look great I love the colour of the line and the shading on the polar bears...fabulous

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

wonderful - love how you sued the cat stamp!

Rhi said...

Two wonderful cards. I love the cheetah in particular, a brilliant card.

Deb said...

Both great cards, love the detail in the cat's face and the polar bears are so sweet!

Lynne said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining in.