Sunday, August 12, 2012

Strong and Courageous

It is very busy around my house as I help my youngest daughter prepare to move out.  She is transferring to a different college and I will become an official empty nester.  Not sure how I feel about this.   




Thought I would share a more masculine card today, using the new Tiger and Courage Set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The Tiger image is embossed with Black Detail EP, colored with markers and a Dove Blender Pen, and cut out with a Spellbinders’ Label Die. 



The background is created using watercolor paint and the Watercolor Cling Wrap Technique.  I stamped and embossed the Dark Fern, using White Detail EP, before I added the watercolors. 

For more information on this card, head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog. 

Ready for another week?  

E. Marie 


This card is entered in the following challenges:
DYSU Challenge #84 -  Four Legged Friends
Craft Your Passion Challenge #122 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #145 – Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #75 – Any Sentiment
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central August Challenge – Stamping (used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 16)
Penny Black And More at Allsorts August Challenge – Whiskers and/or Wings
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC51- Use Scallops

13 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Maire, absolutely amazing! Such rich, gorgeous colors and wonderful textures throughout - a real work of art!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a perfect background for this stamp set. Strong and courageous indeed!

Brenda said...

Love how you incorporated the dark fern into the background and your coloring is perfect!

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, This is beautiful the colouring is stunning!! xx

Michelle said...

fantastic. Love the image and the background.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Candy C said...

E. Marie...your card is very nicely done. I like your embossed tiger image and the way you've colored it. Your watercolor background really makes your tiger stand out. I am an empty nester, too. I thought I would hate it but I actually love having more "me" time again. It'll be okay. :) Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

April said...

Really pretty, Marie! Wasn't it fun making these backgrounds? I love the dies. Great job!

brenda said...



Good morning Marie,

This is a really great take on our theme, big cats never occurred to me, but it works perfectly.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thank you so much for joining in.

B x

May said...

Love the tiger! Great card - and I really like how you interpreted this week's challenge. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

scrap joanny said...

great wild card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

tilly's crafts said...

love that tiger! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Mary Jo said...

Love your background technique-it looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

susiestacey said...

Great card, l like the tiger stamp and you have coloured it beautifully.
Thank you for joining the Penny Black and More @ Allsorts Wing &/or Whiskers challenge and good luck x Susan x