Thursday, October 3, 2013

Double yard sale inspired

We're having a yard sale this weekend, clearing out an accumulation of items we don't use anymore. And yes, that includes some craft supplies (not many, but there are some things I know I'll never use).  While going through a box of craft items, I came across a flocked flower embellishment that I got at a yard or consignment sale awhile ago.  There were several in the package, actually, but the orangish-brown one with the polka-dot center really attracted my eye. I knew right away I had to design a card around it.

I decided a giraffe would work with the coloring of the flower, and that led to this card.  The giraffe is an old Rubber Stampede image, stamped in Chestnut Roan ink and colored with pencils.  I pierced in opposite corners, and matted the image on coordinating card stock. The other papers are from the scrap file. The sketch is Feeling Sketchy #71, along with their bonus option to do a monochromatic card.

I'm entering the card in these challenges:

Feeling Sketchy #71, sketch and monochromatic
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Going Dotty (dots on flower and pierced dots)
CRAFT Challenge #227, animals
Papertake Challenge, Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday, Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #72, Anything Goes


  1. Lovely card...nice design and coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  2. A lovely card, a great design and colour scheme, your image is beautiful.....fabulous details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Heather xx

  3. The is a touch of class surrounding the giraffe.
    This is beautiful. We thank God for you and hope to see you again next week.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Wonderful card, The giraffe is so cute, the colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing at Feeling Sketchy

  5. Love the sketch and the monochromatic !! It's lovely!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

    I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

  6. lovely creation...thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT X carol

  7. So nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

  8. Awesome project!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at PTW and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  9. Loving the simple lay-out that truly works in your card. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday.

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

  11. Such a fabulous giraffe stamp, such great pp & flower. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.


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