Wow!! Do you believe that I actually managed to put 3 challenges together when creating this card??!! I did and it was a ton of fun!
It started out this morning when I saw the Inspiration Challenge #144 by SmilynStef on Splitcoaststampers. She gave us a link the the most AMAZING site as well as some specific thumbnails and asked us to use them as inspiration. They were the most amazing pictures of animals!! I loved them all!! In fact, I've made a few other samples with animals that you will be seeing soon!! Just last week I picked up this great package of animal dies from Martha Stewart. They have the coolest animals, like cows, horses, a cat, goats, roosters, chicks, monkeys, dolphins, and a whole bunch more (I looked but couldn't find a pic to show you). Of course, I just can't stand to part with any of them (okay, maybe the orangutan can be used) but the rest I have made copies onto light cardboard and covered them with designer paper!!
Then I saw Beate's weekend sketch challenge #56...and knew I wanted to use it for the card layout. I did make a few changes. Instead of an inside layer as suggested in the sketch, I included that element by having score lines! It was a creative way to keep my card clean and simple while still keeping to the layout!
Finally, the Loonie Stampers had posted the 6th Loonie Stamper's Challenge and that is where I got the colors ... Dark Chocolate, Poppy Red, and Summer Sunrise ... what a great warm color combo choosen by Regan. You have to see Dee's, Jewels, and Char's cards as well!! Mind you, I had to substitute a few!
Supplies: Paper-Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); red (maybe Bazzill), Chocolate chip (SU!); Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Stamps - Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink); Other-Chipboard animal for tracing (from Martha Stewart purchased at Michaels), hemp, popsicle stick, dimensionals, sponge, my Pampered Chef scrapper to make score lines.
Well, I hope you have a great weekend. Maybe this will inspire you to give one of these 3 challenges a try...or all three??!!
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