June Challenge Your Stash

Today is the day to post cards for the Challenge Your Stash group at Split Coast Stampers. This month the challenge is to Make a project with a Tiger – or a wild cat of any sort: lion, puma, panther, cheetah–just not a domestic pet.

Birthday Lion

First of all, we are having stormy weather and sunshine is not in the forecast for several days. With that in mind, I did my best to get light with a daylight bulb and a few pieces of cardboard around the light. This card looks much better than the photograph will show, but you can see the blue and green.

I stenciled the clouds with a gifted stencil from a stamp buddy, using Lawn Fawn ink in a light blue color. I blended green ink on the ground then added grass with a darker green ink. The grass is from a Stampin Up set called Sending Sunshine; it is retiring on Wednesday so if you like it, get it now. The sun is from a Gina K Designs set called Own Kind of Beautiful; it is long ago retired. The regal lion comes from The Stamps of Life, lions2stamp with matching dies. I stamped the lion with Lawn Fawn and Gina K Designs ink in Kraft, Sandy Beach, Sunshine, and dark brown colors, then came back with Prismacolor pencils to add texture and the orange mane. I have never penciled on top of ink before, but it worked beautifully for the needed color. I chose a greeting from The Stamps of Life set and called the card finished.

Thanks for spending time with me and this lion.

13 thoughts on “June Challenge Your Stash

  1. Love the scene you created for your lion. The clouds and the stamped grasses are perfect for the adorable lion. I thought that sun looked familiar. Great way to mix stamp sets and companies.

  2. We are in the middle of a heat wave at the moment. The lion makes me think Africa and heat there. I think this card is really cute.

    1. Thank you, Judy. He looked so empty, so I kept looking at lions and where they live. I decided grass was my best choice with what I had available. It was fun to create!

  3. This is a fun card Lisa. I like your lion and the great background you made. I really enjoy adding a bit of colored pencil on ink, to get details. Great job.

    1. Thanks! I have never used the colored pencil before, but it did add quite a bit. I will most likely do this again.

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