Saturday, May 8, 2010

King of the Jungle

June is quickly approaching and I set out to finish my card for the June Copic classes at Mary Maxim. I fell in love with this Whipper Snapper wood mounted rubber stamp called King of the Jungle. Since many Dad's feel they are King of their Jungle, I thought this would be very appropriate.

This guy was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. He was then colored with copics. I really had fun with the blending of the golds and the browns in the mane. Believe it or not, I used 5 colors in the mane. I found this a little tricky but I know the girls can handle it. This one will really build on the skills we have learned to date. I even added shading in the golds with a little brown to futher deepen the shadow that the mane casts on his paws. I really had fun with this and hope that everyone else does as well.

The design paper is by Graphic 45 Playtime Past Collection, called Jack and Jill. The rich colors accented the prism cardstock and helped make this image pop. The sentiment was computer generated and aptly named by Brenda Miller. I hoped that this was a little opened ended so that it could be used not only for a Father's Day card but also as encouragement for a student or friend.

Hope you're having a good weekend. It's just plain freezing here. We've had rain and hail today. I made the husband turn the heat on and he finally relented. It was 56 inside. He has a rule about no heat after April 1st but I have a rule too, I'd like for my nail beds to not be blue! See for all his ruling...I still won. Now whose King of this castle?

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Have you got your cards out to Mary Clark for the soldiers and a chance to win some awesome blog candy? What are you waiting for? Mine are ready to head out on Monday.



Mary Frances said...

Wow Cathy great card! I really like like way you colored him up. I haven't seen this image before...looks like you gonna cost me some money here hehe! Hugs, Mary Frances

ScrappyLin said...

Cath, I love this card. I am sure that your class was great. I wish that the girls and I could attend one of your classes.