Saturday, April 5, 2014

Courageous Lion


Hello Again

I got my new stamps in the mail yesterday and I had to make another card. I actually started this one last night and I just got around to finishing it.  I LOVE this stamp! The minute I saw it, I had to have it. Phyllis Harris has to be the BEST Children's illustrator I have ever come across. Her drawings of children are just AMAZING. The very first stamp I bought from Unity was the wee girl stamp called Your Wings Exist and I love it.  When I saw this lion stamp I was in awe!!! I love The Chronicles of Narnia and her design was based on that. This one is called Strong & Courageous Boy. There is also a girl version which I also bought and she will be getting inked soon :) 

Now on to the card :) I am still working on my colouring skills and I was not having much luck with my alcohol markers. So I decided to paint with distress ink. Yes, everything is painted apart from the flesh colour on the boy which is a copic marker. I used a small paint brush and an array of ink colours that were smooshed on to my craft sheet and mixed with a wee bit of  water. I blended some of the inks together to create other colours. The lion took me forever to paint.  I was not happy with the way he was turning out so I kept adding more and more ink until he was a nice golden orange colour. I made this card for my husband so I wanted to keep the card quite simple. I layered it on to black card then a turquoise card base.

Thanks for visiting I hope you enjoy my card xox

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1 comment:

  1. Sweet card! I love the color combo. Thanks or sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says a Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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