Thursday, 8 March 2012

Tiger Tiger


M & M
Materials and Method

Tiger Image from Joanna Sheen’s Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection CD part 2
Glassine paper
Teal card
Distress Inks – Green and orange tones
Distress stickles – moss green
Spellbinders Foliage Die
Spellbinders Grand labels Four 
Spellbinders labels Twenty
William Blake Quotation

Printed out CD – did not have to do too much I just selected single image rather than the decoupage, removed the frame and resized.
I cut out apertures from Teal card using Grand labels four (two of the larger dies).and layered them onto the image to provide an inward frame.
Typed and printed the quotation, cut using small die from labels twenty, inked it a little using walnut stain and mounted on foam pads to sit proud from frame.

I distressed some glassine paper and inked it with green and orange tones of distress inks(Iused lots of different ones). Cut it using  the foliage die and made loads to frame the whole image but the image is so lovely (as is all Jayne Netley Mayhew’s artwork) that I decided on stringing only a few of one size just for accent and texture, spread a little of the distress stickles randomly over the leaf surfaces with finger. (Essential crafting tool)!
That was more or less that but I had a Goldilocks Day with the photograph: it was too dark it was too light; too shiny or too dull; too sharp or too blurry but unlike G I did not get it just right but went with a couple of pics I hope will suffice.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, it would be great if you left a comment and I could return the visit. Vee xx

I would like to enter this into challenge #2 at:
Emmas' Cards UK where the theme is "Stripes"

The lovely people at Paper Crafting Journey (PCJ) are allowing backlinks, within reason,  so I am going to enter this (which I first posted to my blog on March 8th) in their Anything Goes challenge too, thanks PCJ. Vee xx

Paper Craftng Journey Challenge "Anything Goes"


  1. Vee this is gorgeous. Love the tiger so much and your card is stunning!!!

    Linda xxx

  2. Lovely card Vee love what you have done with the foliage.
    Hugs Elaine

  3. Oh thanks very much - I was scared to look thanks, Linda and thanks, Elaine. xx

  4. Hi Vee your card is wonderful and such a beautiful colour.

  5. wow i love the way you have used the stripe theam in your card. thank you for entering it in emmas crafty challenge x

  6. Gorgeous card Vee, love the image. Carol x

  7. Such a beautiful card and a gorgeous image and what a clever idea for the stripes challenge, love it
    Lindsay xx

    1. thanks very much, Lindsay I am glad you think so. xx

  8. Wow what a beautiful image hun and a stunning card. Love the frame that you have used. The foliage is gorgeous. Big hugs Clare xxx

  9. Fab card, I love the super cute image
    Thanks for joining in with us over at paper crafting journey & good luck
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

    1. Hello, Suzie, thanks for stopping by xx


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Vee xx