Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Out of Africa

Hi, Happy Tuesday. Today's card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC8) I chose the stately Lion from Magenta Rubber Stamps. I stamped him with Onyx Versafine ink, on smooth white cardstock and colored him with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils and a blender pen. Distressed the edges. We were at the Zoo last Friday and the male lion was sleeping in the sun. He looked like someone had brushed is mame, it was so beautiful. It started to rain slightly and the three lady lionesses in the exhibit headed for shelter and he stood up and watched the goings on then absolutely pranced up to where they were.......just a beautiful animal. We are fortunate to have a zoo so close to home. Did laundry today and I did some calligraphy place cards for a friend. Long time since I did some printing. Had to practice the night before to get the feel for it again. but now that I got it out and played with it again, I thought I might use it some cards soon. Hope your Tuesday is great. Thanks for stopping by. Until later...........


Debbie said...

Oh WOW!! this is just amazing Sue and your colouring is beautiful. I love the African theme and the leaf details are great.
We are off to the zoo this weekend too...but it always makes me so sad to see such beautiful animals caged up. Debbie x

froebelsternchen said...

Oh Sue your colouring ist stunning!

Have a nice week!

xxx Susan

Carolyn said...

Wow, oh wow!! What an incredible card. Your coloring is just amazing. It looks so real, so perfect!! You could not have done a better job on this sketch or this card. Bravo!!

Thanks for playing with us at the MMSC this week!


Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wowzers is right! Your coloring is so detailed and dimensional, And the leaves and other details are all spot on :) Thanks for sharing and playing the MMSC sketch, we're so fortunate to have you. Best, ~Jeni

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Hello Sue!

I really enjoyed my visit here. You have a wonderful blog and a terrific talent!

It is so nice to see any blog with Magenta images. I adore this line of stamps. I also have this stamp.
You did a fab job coloring this lion king!

I am not to far from the Canadian side of the falls.



Priscilla said...

WOW...this is just wild :) I love the way you used your leafs and that image is gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with us… Always a pleasure to stop by your blog :) See you next week and Happy 4th of July :)

Valerie said...

Great card!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Wow! Your coloring of this lion makes him look so real! And the leaves just add to the hole theme of your card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Midnight Madness. It's fun to see your cards each week. :) Michelle

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Out of Africa WOW! Your coloring is fantastic, love the details of this card....amazing!
Thanks for playing with us!
MMDT member

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Sue! Stunningly Perfect! I think my step sister has this stamp...I really want to borrow it now! I can't wait to see what you make next week!

MMDT Member