Saturday, 15 May 2021

Wild About You

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I made a quick watercolour wash to create the background.  I used the Golden Sunrise and the Red Sunset Pearlescent Watercolour inks and washed it across using a wide paintbrush.  Next I stamped the Lion stamp and coloured using Distress Markers (Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen and Tea Dye).  I used the same watercolour inks to add in the background in the lion's stamp too.  I will admit that I handcut the image to make this card as I had the finished stamp before the die prototype arrived (not too bad of a job either! LOL)  I stamped the sentiment from the Wild About You stamp set.  I used black archival ink and stamped it in the lower corner of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.   The finished dimensions are     7 3/4"  x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card (with some pretty good cutting out) lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Great card and fantastic cutting out.
Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Well Sue you know how to bring the natural beauty to a majestic king like this, you never ever cease to amaze me with your colour and shading, it always looks like you've had a book of the subject and spent hours getting it just so. And yes Sue even down to cutting him out, everything about this inspiration is totally majestic.
Whatever your plans for the day hope it's a good day xxx

June H. Thank you but really not necessary hope you feel more comfortable soon xx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone a wonderful and majestic card, I made one very similar after seeing this card, i just added some tree silhouette to the background. Fab cutting out too, mine didn't have the circle part as I didnt line the die up correctly haha.
Hugs Donna xx

dj from kettering said...

Love this dramatic card, Sue, and the background
id just so right.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card and the colours are beautiful. The cutting out isn’t bad either ๐Ÿ˜€.

Barbara V

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Hello there,
Another beauty to help us on our way. Your King of the Jungle looks magnificent.
I love everything about the card and will come back to it later.
Marie P.

KEEP SAFE said...

Morning Sue.
Just beautiful thank you.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Netty The Runner said...

Perfect Sue. The King of the jungle.
Annette x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, the king of the jungle in all his glory, such a proud and glorious creature, looks amazing on this sample with the vibrant colour behind, just stunning.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful sample Sue. I love the wild animal sets. I couldn't pick a favourite if i tried. You seem to bring them all to life. And i love how you always have the just the right background to match the animal. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.

Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

karenlotty said...

A bright cheerful card showing off the lion A beautiful watercolour wash background which sounds easy but I just know mine would turn out like “mud”
Take care all

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such beautiful colours for this wonderful animal. Your cutting out is spot on too. Such a dreamy card reminding us of wonderful nature Carol E xx

Owlish said...

What a fantastic card today love the lion effect,
Fuzzy cutting so time consuming personally I try to avoid it if I can, but you as always you done a brilliant card.
Owlish Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, and your cutting out is brilliant, there is no way mine would be anything like that x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
So dramatic just brilliant.
Jan x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Amazing card Sue x I love the beautiful background, it really sets the scene for the lion x you did a fantastic job of cutting him out xxx thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all, fabulous colours and the majestic Lion the background gives you the sense of the heat and the sun with the lion surveying his domaine. Lynda Croft X Stay Safe Everyone Keep Crafting X

Jomada-Dawn said...

He's so regal - you've really captured the essence of the King of the Jungle!

BenteS said...

Great card!
Love the lion - in fact he looks so peaceful ;))

Thanks, Sue, for the new launch that ended yesterday! So exciting to see the new die sets and examples of how to use them...

Bejay said...

Good morning Sue,
I really need to get some of the inks you used for the background, they are stunning! I love the lion, one of my cats looks a bit like him. Thanks for sharing.
Bejay in Truro xx

zoemo said...

Fabulous background, it goes with the very majestic lion perfectly.

Zoe in Pencoed x

ursula said...

Absolutely love this card...the background is ideal, looks like sunset or sunrise behind the homeland...Africa...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this image of the lion and he looks so proud. Great colour choice to go with him.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card with a great colour wash and stamp. Your cutting out is spot on. I used to cut out a lot and then I discovered dies...ha ha.

Love Helen xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Great card the colours of the background are gorgeous

Beryl said...

Love the lion card.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, wow what a striking card, love the sunset type colours, very typical of African sunsets out in the bush. Your cutting our is perfect. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another gorgeous post with some of my all time favourite stamps and dies.....Love it..

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a handsome lion - and a handsome background as well, just as I imagine Africa.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Amazing background on this card. It looks as if it’s a photograph of the sky at sunrise - beautiful!
Doreen R

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card on launch and didn't know then that you had hand-cut it, excellent work. Your lion shows all the majesty of this wonderful animal.


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Saturday everyone x
Wow - what a magnificent background for a wonderfully majestic animal. This is such a striking card. Thank you (as always) for sharing x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card and I love the alcohol ink background, so appropriate for your magnificent lion

Love and hugs to everyone

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. That lion is magnificent. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
He is such a majestic animal and the background sets him off perfectly. Steph I hope you are feeling a little better.Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, the background generates warmth for sure and takes you to the the savanna. WakeyL

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A very majestical king lion with such a beautiful bright backdrop. Yvonne xx

CraftyJo said...

Great fussy cutting Sue! It's perfect.

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Sue, love it xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx

Sandra said...

This card would be perfect for a masculine card including the young and the older! I like the watercolor washed background and you’ve captured the feeling of the African plains. The lion is so regal and his pose has a feeling of majesty with his head slightly lifted so you see the look of a lion gazing out across the plains. Beautifully done!

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

Eunice Astle said...

Great card Sue, definitely a card for those males in our lives!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!!! Just love this lion and your pearlescent background in warm colours gives him justice!! Fab clean design!!

ursula said...

Absolutely love this card...the background is ideal, looks like sunset or sunrise behind the homeland...Africa...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant background for this majestic stamp it’s gorgeous
You can almost feel the heat from those colours
Hope you and your family are well
Hugs Theresa G

Karen Drew said...

Karen xx

sued99 said...

Lovely bright card. X

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful background colours together for the lion.
Got some inks now from my son so hoping to make something
very soon with them.
Maria x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I know I am late but just have to comment on this gorgeous majestic king of the jungle. The water colour background is perfect, love this card !
Muriel x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I know I am late but just have to comment on this gorgeous majestic king of the jungle. The water colour background is perfect, love this card !
Muriel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card ,the lion is beautiful . love Jean Z xxx

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A stunning card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a majestic card!
Thank you for sharing.
Vรฉronique L

CCM said...

A real King and a lovely card.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Pawprintx4 said...

He is such a handsome fellow.
Stephanie K

Valerija said...

A gorgeous card, I love the colours and the image that you've used.