Tall Order!

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.

SAM_1379 (watermarked)

Materials used:
From the Heart Stamps – Laughing Giraffes
Animal print digi – Pixel Scrappers
A3 white card
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft colouring card
Spectrum Noir pens
gold capital letter stickers

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.

SAM_1380 (watermarked)

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


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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9 Responses to Tall Order!

  1. jmhave44 says:

    Definitely the tone of your Neenah affected the final coloring of your cute giraffe. Not a ‘white look’ at all – about this handsome guy. Would have required a lot of tone down, I expect, had you not thought to use the shade of paper. This is a really fun image, and your coloring is so nice. Like the shadows that you’ve placed here & there. When I color something like this, I do a ‘section or spot’, then go back with whatever I’m going to blend in. I don’t try to do the whole image at once. (but I bet you know that already!). I also find SN’s harder to blend than the copics too. Your coloring is fantastic! TFS & Hugs

    • Pippa says:

      Mary, I agree with you about the SN blending being harder than Copics. I have a few copics, mainly skin colours, and find them so much easier. Also the brush tip is much finer for colouring little images. I think I will be investing in more copics as time goes along!

  2. Sarn says:

    Brilliant giraffe image and sure to please the recipient. xxx

  3. Kathy B says:

    Lovely card and beautiful coloring! Thanks for “sticking your neck out” to add this guy to our challenge at Your Scrapbook Place.

  4. Holley says:

    This is just awesome. I know lots of people who do love giraffes. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Your Scrapbook Place challenge this month! Cheers, Holley

  5. Linda Weber says:

    Beautiful birthday card! She’ll love it! Thank you for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place and best of luck!

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