Friday, August 26, 2011

Love Zoo

Hi all! Today I have a fun, playful card that I made for my daughter Faith's bff. She just moved away to South Carolina last week. It was tearful and sad and broke my heart into a million pieces. She is like a daughter to me and I will miss her very much. Seen as this months challenge on the Hero blog is Creatures and Cards for Kids and the technique is to build a scene I decided to incorporate it all PLUS do most of it digital.
Love Zoo

I have loved these giraffe's and monkeys since the moment they hit the Silhouette store and the 2 Peas digi store. I originally was going to do them digitally from the 2 Peas digi kit but decided I would rather cut and color them. I cut all the images from the Silhouette store except for the bricks. I used and old, old, old, Hero Arts shadow stamp. I believe they came out in 2000, a year after I started scrapbooking. It's from a set called "Shadow Stamps" (LL628). There are 6 wood block stamps all with shadow blocks on them. This particular stamp (E2056) has four solid blocks on them. I stamped them with the Memories ink for Hero Arts in Soft Stone, which is one of my favorite colors. I then cut each one out, re-inked the edges, placed each one on a pop dot and created the wall.

The critters were cut out of the Snow White layering paper, then colored with my Copics and finished off with Googly eyes. The leaves were cut from the Silhouette and layered in 2 different greens and then stamped with the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp for more dimension. Doodlebug rub-ons were used for the "love zoo"...which Faith and I came up with for a play on words.

Thanks for stopping by. I am in Hurricane prep mode today. We are right in Irene's path. Hoping we don't lose internet but if we do I'll be back as soon as I can. If you are in Irene's path please stay safe!!


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Sarah said...

Adorable, Michelle! Amazing details!

Vera Rhuhay said...

OhMy...this is super cute,Michele! Love this!

mimijudy1975 said...

You are in my prayers right now.I know how frightening knowing a hurricane is coming. Hopefully it won't be as strong and will pass without too much damage. I live in Houston,Tx. and have seen two .
I just wanted to tell you how nicely done your cards are. I love the bright animals and the darling scenes you made with them.
I have a Silouhette that I never unboxed ! being 71 , I had " buyers remorse" fearing the learning curve would be too difficult. Thinking of selling it !

luvmysilhouette said...

Oh Michelle The card is adorable, Faiths friend will love it, I too live in South Carolina have all my life ...Stay safe all of you in the path of this storm are in my prayers...xo

Tiffany said...

Oh, this is sooo much fun, Michelle, still gazing at all the details on it! So sad to hear she is moving away! Hope you'll still be in constant touch with each other!