Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lion-taming with Zoo Review

It's my great honour to be guesting for the wonderful CASology challenge today! The cue word this week is 'Wild' and I love the way these single words really get you thinking. I reached for my Zoo Review set to make my card which I thought might make a fun anniversary card. Come and see:


CAS cards can sometimes take minutes but this one was definitely not in that category! I stamped and coloured the lion using Watercolour Wonder crayons and markers, scored a double frame around it with my Simply Scored, cut it out and mounted it on my card base. Now it was ready for the comedy touch!


I thought it was time this wild fellow was tamed a little bit so I gave him a red rose to hold between his jaws and I'm sure we'll see him up and tangoing any time now! The rose is from my Apothecary Art set, stamped, coloured and added with a glue dot. The stem was doodled in with a marker.


I stamped the word 'thing' using a sentiment stamp from my Beautiful Season and added a computer generated 'wild' which I cut out with my paper snips. This card makes me giggle and I hope it might have turned up the corners of your mouth too!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Zoo Review, Apothecary Art, Beautiful Season (sentiment)
Ink: Watercolour Wonder crayons and markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Naturals White
Other: Simply Scored, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Lions always remind me of the first board book my daughter had as a baby. It had pictures of lots of animals in it and I'd make the appropiate noises for her entertainment as we looked at it together. I didn't realise the impact it made on her though until one day I used the phrase 'I'd draw the line at that' while talking to my husband about something and my baby daughter made a little roaring noise!

I think I might have something festive here tomorrow so do join me for that!
Hugs



18 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card Vicky...just love the rose in his mouth and a great sentiment

    Anne

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  2. Brilliant card Vicky, just the thing for a miserable autumn day!

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  3. Wonderfully unexpected!! Congrats on the guest spot - it's a GREAT challenge!

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  4. CONGRATS on your guest spot. FAB card.

    Hugs
    Sarnxxx

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  5. This is brilliant Vicky - what imagination you have!

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  6. Love the red rose! I never would have thought to use that stamp as an anniversary card, but it works perfectly!

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  7. Fabulous card Vicky, would bring a smile to anyone that receives it! Love the rose in his mouth:)
    Val x

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  8. Love all the creativity in this card, Vicky! Too funny for an annivesary card! :) A romantic lion...who'd have thought?! LOL!
    So happy to have you as a guest designer this week at CASology! :)

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  9. OOooh, who's going to be the recipient of this one then??
    Fabulously creative idea as always Vicky, your GDT spot is very well deserved.

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  10. SO creative and wonderful Vicky!!! LOVE that rose in his mouth too. It's beautiful, fun, and just WILD!!! Precious card! Congrats on your guest designer spot too!
    Lynn

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  11. Wild thing, you make my heart sing... Great card, I love the idea of a lion carrying a red rose! xxxx

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  12. what a fabulous card, vicky!! having the lion hold the rose is the perfect touch!!

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  13. Lovely card Vicky. That lion looks so tame, I think I would accept a rose from him. Glad to have you as our GD this week at CASology!

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  14. You tamed the wild lion, creating a delightful card.

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  15. Great job on the 'wild' challenge. And, a sweet story about your daughter. Congrats on your GD position this week.

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  16. You definitely have the perfect stamp for this "wild" challenge...although he does look a little "tamer" with the rose! LOL!

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  17. LOL! Love your sexy lion, Vicky! He looks like a total charmer and as always your colouring is gorgeous!

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  18. He's looking a bit frisky in the long grass, wonder who his rose is for? x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x