Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life's A Jungle

Tuesday Morning Sketches     TMS#99-Sketch
Order of the Opus Gluei     Challenge #106-It's a Jungle Out There
Shopping Our Stash     SOS#5-Tools of the Trade
The Three Muses     TME-Wimsical, Quirky, Humorous

I started with the idea from Order of the Opus Gluei for this card. This set of stamps in my stash came to mind and this pad of pattern paper. I looked around for a sketch and since I haven't played at Tuesday Morning Sketches for awhile I decided to see what Melissa was hosting this week.

I put the picture of the sketch here so you could see that where Theresa has boxes I put animals, so it's in the spirit of the sketch if not exactly.
I shopped my stash for long unused embossing folders and came up with the Tiny Mosaic for the aligator and the spider web embossing folder because we all know there are giant spiders lurking in the jungle.
As far as Whimsical, Quirky, and Humorous I'm not Lion ;-)

Supplies: 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" Soft Suede card blank, Papers: DCWV-Safari Chic Stack, SU-Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, River Rock, Old Olive,  tan unknown, Stamps: CTMH-D1285 Life's A Jungle, Autumn Leaves-Mindy's Zoo, Ink: SU-Cajun Craze Old Olive, Early Expresso, those colors in the markers also, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Tiny Mosaic, SU-Textured Impressions Spider Web, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Dawn said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at TMS.

Jana said...

This is adorable. I love that you shared your process with us. Those critters are perfect. Great use of those embossing folders.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Later gator....

indybev said...

Life IS a jungle, sometimes. Your card gave me a huge smile. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love that you used a spidey folder for something other than Halloween! VERY clever.

And yes, I do believe it is the spirit of the sketch, and not strict adherence, that is important. At least those are the rules in my world. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Plush Possum Studio said...

I love your whimsical little "No Lion" phrase. It gave me a chuckle right off. And the scene is set with flair and attention to detail. i'm glad I got to see it and your blog!

Netty said...

Fabulous child's card. Great Jungle theme. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Rosemary said...

My gosh, this is so cool looking. I love the texturing as an element- it really makes it! (and yes, there are spiders in the jungle so the web is a great idea)

Just an all around terrific card, you really have a great eye for composition and the little touches that make your cards so perfect. Thank you so much for taking on the Opus Gluei challenge!

Deena said...

this card is great...haven't got my entry for opus done yet, but this makes me want to run and finish it right now...thanks for joining in at SOS this week..Deena

Melissa Craig said...

Beverly this is an awesome interpretation of the sketch! The animals are adorable and the mosaic embossing on the gator is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

CarlaKH said...

Too cute! And love the embossing folder use too. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

cardmaking bird said...

Great children's card and I love how you've used two different embossing patterns to mix up the texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash. Hugs, Marie x

Shar B said...

Love the way you used texture in this card! The alligator looks especially fab!