18 June 2012

Wild About My Honey

Good evening all. Another day, another post (though not as many piccies as yesterday!) The next instalment in my OH's inspirational birthday ATC collection - which continues to grow apace as his big day gets ever closer. I plan to enter this into the following challenges;
J & C Creations Challenge - Animal Antics - sponsored by J & C Creations themselves

This one was inspired by the purchase of my Wild Honey and Pine Needles distress markers. The background started life as a piece of white card which got covered in Wild Honey and a touch of Walnut Stain blended with a bit of water - well ok then, a lot of water! Infact so much that the background went quite pale. So I ran my marker diagonally across the background again and a stripey texture appeared! The edges got distressed with the Walnut Stain - of course!

The images and sentiment all came from a Creative Expressions set. A vintage sage ink was used to add leaves to the top edge and the sentiment used Walnut Stain covered in clear embossing ink.

At the bottom the trees and wild grasses were stamped in a combination of the vintage sage and Pine Needles, including a spot of second generation stamping to add the illusion of depth.

 The lion worked really well, although I don't think my photographic skills do it justice at all. Stamped in black onto mustard coloured Bazzill cardstock, with the eyes, nose and whiskers emphasised with black marker, and the edges once again distressed with Walnut Stain,  I covered the whole lot in one layer of clear embossing powder. It produced a mottled effect which added real texture to this magnificant beast.

So there you have it. Wow! Has she shut up already? Well, yes. Some work awaits and I may get a little crafting in as the sun has decided to pay a long overdue visit at the back end of this evening. Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your lovely comments. They add sunshine even on the darkest day.
Hugs, Buttons x


  1. This is gorgeous Buttons. Love the distress marker background which uses one of my favourite colours. A very proud looking lion too.
    Thanks for joining in with the FSC nature challenge too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. What a fabulous ATC this is Buttons and as Fliss said great distress marker background. Super Lion.

    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. Hi Buttons. This is a gorgeous ATC. Love the lion and the sentiment is perfect. I am a huge fan of Big Cats and loved the series x good luck in your challenges x

  4. Wonderful ATC, love that lion image and the sentiment so suits it. The background with the tree looks very effective too. A x

  5. This ATC collection is growing and I'm sure your husband wil be so thrilled to receive them.

  6. Your ATC certainly is regal buttons.A very proud lion indeed!Great idea for a background too. Enjoy your long summery afternoons as we come towards our Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Our town celebrates with a magnificent Lantern Parade which I am hoping to see this year.

  7. Love this ATC... the lion is fabulous.. and the sentiment I just love it... Brillant colour choice!! your hubby will love it... Hugs May x x x

  8. It's Thursday now and I am playing catch up - and the weather is decidedly cold, wet and windy here.
    Although I have not got the Distress Markers (decided not to go down the route for a change) I do have the Inks and Wild Honey is probably about my most used along with Rusty Hinge. So this is a favourite ATC of mine. Great background and fabulously fierce lion.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Fabulous ATC. You have made a great background for this lion image - and that's a perfect sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx


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