Tuesday, 24 February 2015

One Fierce Guest!

Jill's guest post was so inspiring last week, so we've invited her back for a second spot this week and she has a fierce little card to share:

Hi everybody,

It's Jill here with my second, and last, guest spot, so I thought I'd do something fun and a little bit quirky.

I was going to use my new stamps from Mama Elephant's recent CHA release (Oh my word, the 'Three Amigo's' though...), but obviously you all fell for them as quick as I did as they sold out in no time!  So I thought I'd re-visit some of my all time favourites instead.  [Word is they are on their way back though!]

And here's my card...


 

My little lioness is from Mama Elephant's 'Cosmic Stars', and my sentiment is from Mama Elephants 'Everyday Greetings', which has to be one of my all time favourite stamp sets, just so many great sentiments and inspiring words, done in such a cool style.  Now this card took a whole lotta masking, but I like how it turned out so was worth the patience (which is not my forte!).  I started by stamping out my lion several times onto masking paper and cutting out. I then made my background up by stamping the same little fella over and over, masking as I went.  I also stamped the same image out on a separate piece of card and coloured using alcohol markers, adding a little bow, to turn my 'he' into a 'she' (stamping can make life so much easier can't it?).  I stamped out my sentiment onto vellum, heat embossed in a Black Sparkle powder, and cut into a wee banner.  I embellished with some Lawn Fawn twine, and built up my layers using Mama Elephant's 'Index Card' dies and some Lawn Fawn patterned papers.  I used foam tape to adhere my lioness over one of the previously stamped images, which I had also coloured, to really help her 'pop'.  This card is about not being afraid to stand out from the crowd, and I really hope you like it.  I can't tell you how thrilled I've been to step in as a guest, and thank you so much for taking your time out to read my post, it means the world!
Love always,
Jillxxx

6 comments:

Kate said...

You have done an awesome job Jill! absolutely love this idea :)
Kate x

Julia Altermann said...

It's been fantastic to have you here with us on the blog, Jill! I like both cards you shared and this one really is super duper cute! Thanks for reminding me to get my vellum out again! ;)

lovellms said...

Really brilliant card - a great idea!

Sarah Gray said...

Wow - this is great, Jill! Wonderful masking and such a cute idea :)

Keren Baker said...

Love the black and white with the pop of colour! x

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