Friday, 20 October 2017

International Sloth Day | ft. Lawn Fawn "Hang in There"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

One of the endless questions I get as a mother of a five year old, is "What's your favourite animal?" or colour, or shape, or letter, or number; the list goes on and on. Anyone with kids will tell you that the barrage of questions never stops. It's true. Their little minds are growing so fast and they seem to pull the information in like a sponge. For me, I get the same questions over and over as though maybe I wasn't telling the truth the whole time. Who knows?

For the record, my favourite colour is coral, my favorite shape is an oval, my favourite letter is a "g", my favourite number is 32 and my favourite animal is a sloth.

I recently read about fossils of a new giant sloth species that were found and this thing was the size of an elephant. An elephant. Think about that for a moment. A friggin' elephant.

Yesterday, was international Sloth day, sadly today's card is a day late, but better late than never. And really, is the sloth going to complain about it being slow?


To begin, I cut the scalloped layer using MFT Blueprints die-namics #27 out of some heavyweight green cardstock. I then trimmed down a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock to fit within the stitched area of the scalloped piece.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sloth image from Lawn Fawn's "Hang in There" set and added the little leaf cluster three times. I created masks for all of the images and used the negative space from a circle die cut to sponge Cracked Pistachio Distress ink around the image. I then used the positive of the circle to mask that off, and sponged Twisted Citron around the rest of the panel.

I used a bamboo background stamp from Hero Arts in the MISTI with the same Distress inks to get the jungle impression.

I removed all the masks and coloured the image in with Copic markers. I then adhered my panels together and mounted them to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss out on any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches

Crafting with an Attitude

4 comments:

  1. This little guy is adorabke! Love how you spotlighted him! Sweet card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  2. Gorgeous background technique and sweet image. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

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  3. This is such a sweet take on the sketch! Love this cutty ! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  4. I love how he stands out with the sponging that you've done - charming! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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