So this weeks challenge at the Sarah Kay Challenge Blog is to use Animals with Sarah. There are so many wonderful images that already have animals in them, so really the challenge is wide open! But I wanted to bring in an animal to mine, well while doing the isles at the new Super Joann's that opened in town, I found the cutest things on the ribbon isle. Offray has these adorable pre-made animal heads! There were Lions, Tigers and Bears... OH MY! (ok... I just had to do that) Seriously there were quite of few different animals and I fell in love with this Giraffe! But how could I incorporate him into my card? Well Sarah either had to go on Safari or to the Zoo right? And since it was only the neck and head the Zoo was the best choice, plus the safari would have been pricey... LOL.
So here is how it all came about. I started out by stamping my Sarah Kay image and coloring her with my Copics and cut her out with my Fiskars fingertip craft knife. I then stamped the Magnolia Brick wall stamp and colored it with Copics as well, then cut it out. I cut a piece of the cloud pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket and pulled lots of my Catseye inks and my Rubbernecker Kitty Kit Cause for a scene stamps, these are fabulous little nature items to build a background... I adore these! I worked them, and created the tree and the ground in lots of colors.
My giraffe head is attached with glue dots, then the wall with pop dots. Sarah Kay is then attached 1/2 with pop dots and 1/2 with adhesive so she looks as if she is standing on the corner of the wall. I added a few tiny Prima flowers to the grass, and then needed a sign for the Zoo... otherwise we wouldn't know why there was a giraffe with his head over the wall. I found a Martha Stewart journal tag, I thought the cut outs around the edge looked a little like fancy iron scrolls, I hand wrote the word Zoo and the arrow. eeekkk. I so wish I had something that would have looked better for that! I think this is a fun card... and can't wait to show off more of the giraffes friends!
Make sure to see how the other DT have animals in their cards! Too fun!!!
It is Sunday... breakfast with the gang, some outside chores and then Hubby's family is coming out for dinner later. We are grilling....mmmmmm love the smell of steaks on the grill this time of year! Hope you have a great day too!