Friday, August 24, 2018

Be brave!

I knew I wanted to use the lion from this set as soon as it arrived in my mailbox today. I had originally wanted to make a very CAS (clean & simple) card, but I tell ya that lion was adamant on having a shabby fun look! Of course, I obliged. After all, he is the star of the card.

I came across this line of stamps by the ever so gifted Tracey Heys. Creator and illustrator of Alpaca Pals. They are based in the UK. The shipping is extremely reasonable and collection fantastic!  I encourage you to visit her photopolymer collection at @ . (Not an affiliate link) Find her on FB and IG for some amazing examples of cards made with her line!

Notice the button styled brad? I think it may be my favorite addition to the card!
I actually water colored him on paper that was not watercolor specific. I knew it would add some bend to the card panel which is what I was hoping for! I thought distressing the sides would add a another special dimension to the card! I believe it has! What do you think?

For some reason the photo on my blog isn't near as clear as it is on my IG and FB. I feel like you can see the details of the coloring better on IG & FB. Go have a peak and tell me what you think.

I stamped him in Gina K's amalgam ink so that I could water color without a bleed and then stamped him twice more with TH's distress ink in Vintage Photo to bring out all the beautiful detail of the image.  Next time I may stamp him only once more. There are some fabulous little words of affirmation delicately placed in his mane that are hard to see as a result of my double stamping
with the VP.

The recipient of this card is currently fighting & beating cancer.
Bravely I might add!
So, I thought this card would certainly fit her perfectly!
I love the message "be brave" coupled with the small cross, offers. Our strength surely 
comes from Jesus and I am so grateful that His strength can be our very own.

 As always~
Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue