My son-in-law’s daughter has a birthday next week and she loves giraffes, so when I saw the ‘Laughing Giraffes’ image at From the heart stamps I knew I had to use it.
I printed the image out on an A4 sheet of Neenah Desert Storm card and coloured it with the Spectrum Noir pens. I used Serif Craft Artist and the animal print digi to make the background paper and printed it on another sheet of Neenah Desert Storm. Using the A3 white card I made a A4 card blank and cut a strip off the right side of the front. I attached a strip of the background paper to the right side of the back flap of the card blank and spelled out Happy Birthday with the letter stickers. I used the spare strip of background paper to edge the top and bottom of the front flap of the card and mounted the trimmed image on top.
I have to say I was quite pleased with the way the giraffe coloured up. It was a big image to colour and I was worried that the ink might dry out too quickly to get a decent blend. Also it is the first time I have used the Neenah Desert Storm card on a project, I liked the way it toned down the colours and made them more natural looking. (Not sure why the card looks grey on the photo, in reality it is more of a sandy colour.)
Thanks for stopping by. Take care.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Outlawz Challenges Friday Colouring Challenge – Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place – Anything Goes/Masculine