Monday, 13 August 2012

Animal Print at Less is More

"Grrrrrr" that's my tiger impersonation!!  Maybe I should stick to a Tigger impersonation and say "A Tiggerific Day!".  Why the animal noises?  Well this weeks challenge at Less is More is a one layer with fur or feathers. 

I thought I'd make my own animal print background.  I used my super duper Scoring Tool to make a scored frame.  Then I masked off a rectangular portion and sponged Daffodil Delight, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie.  I also deliberately dotted the sponge dauber as it leaves a good texture.  Now came the fun part.  How did I get my tiger stripes?  This is a trick I saw some time ago on blogland but sorry can't remember where, however it's easy to do.  I used the scrap rubber from one of my clear sets and cut it up into stripey irregular shapes then placed them on a rectangular Acrylic Block.  Inked them up with Basic Black and printed my stripey print onto the sponged background.  Viola!  some animal print.  I added a strip of Basic Black satin ribbon along the bottom as I really felt with all that animal fur you needed a bit of touchy feely to the card.  And as animal print is a bit glam 3 Basic Rhinestones add a bit of sparkle.

I stopped messing about with it at that point as the black ink had a habit of jumping up and biting my card leaving black smudges!  Grrrr for real!!

I'm also going to enter this at Casual Fridays which is looking for square cards.

Do get in touch if you would like to join my Stampers 6 starting in October when the new catalogue becomes available.  It's going to be great, bigger and better than before!  I've a few spaces left and it would be great to have you part of the club.

 So it's TTFN from me.  Thanks again for your visit.

Oh but before I go a big thank you to the girls over at CASology.  My card was the winner for this week!  I'm so chuffed, it was a lovely surprise and I get to be guest designer next week!! So stayed tuned!

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Ink - Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Tool - Scoring Tool
Ribbon - Black Satin
Other - Sponge Dauber, Acrylic Block, Scrap Rubber, Basic Rhinestones

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Wishcraft said...

Love it Aileen, what a great idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chrissie said...

This is such fun Aileen and a terrific take on this week's challenge.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

This is fab Aileen, love the technique and the satin ribbon adds a touch of class! xx (and big congrats on your CASology win - well done. xx)

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic pop of color!

Bonnie said...

I agree, it's GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT! Thanks for the explanation. What a neat idea!

Jenny said...

Such a fantastic idea for the the faux fur and how you made it :0)
As Tony the tiger would say "it's gggggrrrreat"
Jenny x

Linda said...

Grrrrrreat card Aileen. (sorry couldn't resist!) I love the bright colours.
I saw Sue Wilson do this technique once, it's such a fab idea and a great way to use the waste from stamps.

Aud said...

This is a super card Aileen youve made a great job of the leopard print. Aud x

Anne Hayward said...

Great technique idea. Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Victoria said...

What a terrific original take on the fur or feathers challenge! I love it!

Jenni's Jems said...

Another thinking outside of the box card Aileen, love the animal print x

Monica said...

So clean and classy.


PS - why in the world don't people make such cards anymore... they keep loading them with embellies.

Gayatri Murali said...

Great card! Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

Kathyk said...

Fabulous take on this week's challenge and a grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat card too


Debby said...

Very classy! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Gay Peplow said...

Clever technique this week Aileen, worked brilliantly, love the whole idea, xxx

Carole said...

Wonderful technique Aileen, fab card!

Mandi said...

This is FAB Aileen
I considered doing animal print too!
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Meadie said...

I love your animal print card - it's fabulous! Hugs x x


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