Nov 2, 2014

'Unleash Your Inner Animal'

It is all about "Animals"
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight...
 be it wild or domestic!
For me I have unleashed my inner beast!!!  And had a wild time making this card.
You can probably tell that from the 'cheeky' fun that I had by adding a beast of the human kind...I know, it is the little things that amuse me sometimes lol.

But seriously,
the power of this card, for me, lies squarely with the tiger...and IRL he is magnetizing.

The tiger and fern are Kaszazz stamps
and the lion and giraffe are from I Brake for Stamps.
I can't remember where the man is from...

For the background I have used bleach blocking and spritzing.
Then I stamped the tiger with carnation red archival ink and lifted some of the DI off to increase his awesomeness.

The giraffe and lion were made by swiping the card through the DI's and water on the craft mat. 
I sprinkled some sea salt, and then drowned it some more, 
which had left some interesting splotches that I really liked. Then it was a matter of stamping in just the right places to capture the splotchy detail and to cut the images out.

OMG, when I went down to buy some sea salt...there were two types to pick from! Ionized and natural.  I don't even know what ionized means, so I bought the natural one.  Goodness me!

To finish, all the eyes have white marker on them to bring the animals to life.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and then just follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!



Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Dot, what an incredible card, those animal stamps look amazing, so vibrant and dramatic, you certainly unleashed your inner animal with this one :)Very clever!!

Hazel said...

A fantastic card, I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

Buttons said...

Such a dramatic card Dot. Love it! Jenny x

Amanda said...

Stunning!! I love this card those animals are fabulous I love the detail you have added to make them really stand out.
I have card envy, lol
Amanda x

Mrs.B said...

Amazing images and stamping Dot, and on such wonderful backgrounds. Love the added human beast -nice!
Avril xx

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful stamping and colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Esther said...

Wow - an amazing card - I looooove Tigers and this beast is stunning...(ur cheeky man is eye catching too !! ) Esther xx

Meggymay said...

Wow and amazing piece. The animal images are stunning, love the rich colours.
Yvonne x
p.s. Thank for joining us over at TioT's as well.

Christy Butters said...

Wow. I am in love with your animals.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Donna Idlet said...

Your card is beautiful love your animals and your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Evil Edna said...

stunning tiger, cute bottom, thank you for sharing at TIOT.EE

Ema M said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

n1sunrider said...

Dot, it is absolutely amazing how you made this all come together. Love it! Can you feel me patting your back?
Kudos to you.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Dot, I love the tiger.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Gloria Stengel said...

Awesome! Stunning colors and backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Thanks so much for linking this fabulous card to TioT
Avril xx

Shirley Chillman said...

The vibrancy of your card is totally mesmerizing Dot and the cheeky man in the background made me crack up xx

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x