Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Lion Sleeps tonight.......

Hi all.

Woo is now cool in Sydney. For those of you overseas, on Friday it hit 45.6 degs C (that's 114 degs F) and we sweltered!!! Friday night a cool change came through and all was slightly better with the world. Sadly however with such extreme temps, bush fires broke out all around NSW and Vic. Our thoughts go out to all fighting the fires and those who have battled.

I still have one last batch of Christmas cards to share, but I thought I would give you a break and share something slightly more fun and goes back to my Punch Art roots. A patient of mine asked if I could create a card for her niece (aged 24) who was going to Africa to volunteer for nearly a year. Her sister had found an appropriate card with a hippo on it, but alas, she could not give 2 of the same card!!!

So, with the animal theme in mind....I went to work. I have a MASSIVE file of punch art animals and card ideas on my laptop. I was inspired by the cards here, here and here. The lion is indeed an animal of Africa, but I loved the idea of it peeking through a window or similar as in the 1st card. I based my Lion on the one from Jackie Topa's Cute Critters here. So...I combined all ideas and came up with this......


I will admit to a small happy dance being under taken when this was finished as it turned out MUCH better than expected!!

The lion is based around simple circles and the Blossom Punch. ALL pieces were sponged in the same colour as the CS which really gave some dimension. How can you not smile at a face this cute??


The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I also stamped the leaves from Summer Silhouettes in Versamark on the pink to fill in some blankness (if there is such a word. The "window" is just a series of strips run through a woodgrain EF and then layered.

Thanks for popping by today and I hope this card has made you smile. I will TRY and list all the punches used, but if you have a questions, leave it for me in the comments and I will get back to you.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) More Mustard, Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana (ret), Textured White Linen White CS (Non SU)
Ink: (SU) More Mustard, Soft Suede, Soft Suede SWM, Versamark, White Gel Pen
Stamps: (SU) Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Summer Silhouettes
Punches: (SU) Blossom Punch, Boho Blossoms, XL Bird Punch, 1 3/4" circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Carla Craft CP8 heart punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Carla Craft Vinca A Punch, Carla Craft 1/8" Circle Punch
Other Bits: Darice Woodgrain EF, Dimensionals

Lynda xx


Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

I love this Lynda! Too cute! Hope that you are keeping safe... can't imagine what that heat would feel like!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I think this is the CUTEST punch art lion I have EVER seen! I wanna give him a hug! Well done on your card brief, Lynda! Hugs xxx

Unknown said...

Very cute Lynda, love those lions

Tui Nathan said...

Oh sooo adorable ... love him!!!

Beth Beard said...

Lynda, you are the punch art master! Love it!

Katie said...

Humm what is going on, I thought I had commented on this but maybe not :/ ...
I LOVE IT, it is so much fun you are just to clever with punch art. Love the way it is in the frame makes it really stand out. Might have to CASE it for some kiddies birthdays that are coming up.

Jenny Hayward said...

Now you have got me singing that song!!!
Love this cute little Lion fellow. He is just cute. You are so clever!

Jenny xx

Patrice said...

This little guy is the cutest ever little Lion I have seen. And now I'm singing the song....gorgeous with the pink background too my friend.