Monday, January 26, 2009

LPS Monday - No Lion!

Monday already?! I for one am not ready - tomorrow morning {early, early, EARLY} the kids and I are leaving for Florida for 2 weeks to visit my parents! We are all so excited but really...not ready yet! Too much left to do before we go!

Well, it is Monday though, and that means a new card from Little Paper Shop! I got my goodie/welcome package from the SUPER-generous Julia and I broke out some new stamps right away to create this card!

This card uses Jungle Fun - I love these adorable animals!! I decided to play along with Mandy's sketch over on the Limelight Papercrafts blog, although I know I am late with the sketch from this week. It is still a good one so that works for me! The colors are Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip. I stamped the lion in Palette Noir and colored with Copic markers. I masked him off and stamped the AMuse oval so he wasn't "floating". The main image is up on dimensionals.
After I stamped the leaves on the Summer Sun background piece I painted the entire panel with Sunflower Shimmerz. Love my Shimmerz!! I get mine from Limelight - the ribbon is from there too. Somehow extra stuff always jumps into my cart. *wink*. Here's a sunshine angled view so you can SEE the Shimmerz...


Did you know you can color Dew Drops {or generic "faux" Dew Drops} with Copic markers to make custom colors? It's one of my favorite quickie embellishment tricks and I used it here!!

Thanks for visiting today! We're leaving first thing tomorrow to visit my parents. Due to some unexpected things with the kids last week, I got a bit behind so I may not have a blog post for tomorrow or Wednesday, but I will be back on Thursday at the latest with more STUFF! If I get the packing done and a few minutes to relax you can bet I'll be stamping tonight though. My mom can't WAIT to see the kids so you know I'll be stamping as soon as we get down there. WOOHOO!

14 people made my day!:

Kimmie0270 said...

That card just works perfectly! I LOVE the color pallette!

Etha said...

What a sweet lion :) love your shimmerz background, neat!! Have fun in florida, share some warm weather ;)

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is adorable! I love how this one came out. Good luck getting everything done today! I'm sure I'll talk to you at some point, but if I don't, I'll assume it's b/c you already packed your phone ;) Good luck!!!

Danni said...

This is so cute!
Have a fun time!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! This is so cute cute cute!! :) Love your background and your threaded ribbon!! TFS!!

Christi said...

OMG what a cute card!! I love it!! I hope you have a safe trip!!

Janna said...

Jennifer this is jsut so adorable!!! I love those dew draps and the little lion image! You are mega talented!

Smiles,
janna

Cassie said...

this is so sweet - what a cute lion! and i am gaga over the way you used the ribbon and dew drops! so cool! have safe travels - i hope the weather isn't interferring too much!!

Mandy said...

It's okay that you're "late"! It is great to have you play along!! :) Fabulous card! Love that lion!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fabulous!!! Love that Shimmered background - and great picture of it too!!!! I'll have to try coloring dew drops...too cool!
hugs, Jami

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable image, Jennifer...love your coloring and that awesome background you created with the Shimmerz!! Thanks for the tip about the Dew Drops, too...I'll be trying that for sure!!!

Julia said...

Love the dew drop tip! Very cute card!

Valerie said...

how cute that little lion is! Love your card its adorable! I didn't know you could color dew drops thanks for the idea! Ill have to try it.

Lisa H. said...

this is so cute. love that lion! and the little dew drops are a great addition.