Whimsy August New Release ~ Day 1 ~ Leo the Lionheart

A warm hello to you all on this first day of August! Can you quite believe that?! This year is rushing by too quickly for me. I don't want my babes childhoods flying by so fast! I still remember when they were just babies! Speaking of which, my creation today, is to celebrate the first birthday of a lovely friends babe. That year has for sure whizzed by! He is now a big one year old and finding his feet! 

So when I saw this delish lion that the awesomely talented Crissy Armstrong was releasing as a digital design for Whimsy Stamps this August, I just knew what I wanted to use to create Leo's first birthday card. How gorgeous is this character?! Don't you just want to give him a big hug?!! I've used my copics to colour this image in varying shades of yellow and gold. His crown I coloured with Gold Metallic Marker from Letraset. The diamonds I created with a bit of blue copic in the background and then layered over Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.

I've used two really fab digital papers by Denise Lynn to create this card. I just LOVE this combo with this image. I think they were 'made for each other'. The lil' striped fishtail tab is an offcut from the ice-cream penguin card I made recently, so was still floating around in my recent off-cuts pile. I saw it with the main paper and had an 'aha' moment. So that's how that wound up on this card. I've distressed the edges for a fun finish. 

I've kept the design very simple, but really wanted to add little Leo's name on the card and his age, so I diecut the letters and stuck those top and bottom on the right hand side. I also layered up the image with a couple of mats to add interest to the design. I wanted to use a little touch of gold glitter paper that was also on my desk and had already decided on this 'on the edge' design, so I worked it into the trimmed side there. It's just a little touch, but I think it's regal and fun.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my first new release creation for Whimsy Stamps August Digital Release. I'll be back with another New Release creation on Friday, so come on back to see that. In the meantime, do head over to the Whimsy Facebook page where the rest of my awesomely talented Whimsy Digital Divas teamies will be sharing their creations. We've got some gorgeousness in store for you these next few days! You can click straight through to the store on thumbnails below for all the Whimsy Stamps products I've used in this creation. So see you again soon. Hugs xoxo


Challenge Entries:
Lemon Shortbread: #73 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: August ~ Anything Goes
Love To Craft: #25 ~ August ~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #144 ~ Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #86 ~ Anything Goes


Fab image and lovely colouring, great layout too
Chris said…
Perfect image for Leo's first birthday card! Your colouring is beautiful Wends and it's a lovely design.
Fikreta said…
its so adorable card!
Jean said…
Great card, loving the image and your layout.
Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious.
Jean xx
Sandra said…
What a super cute card, this lion/leo is amazing, and so adorable. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
Deanne Saunders said…
Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper
Isobel said…
Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs
Victoria Rowson said…
Super cute card! The image is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Cards By MI said…
Totally adorable card with lovely design and colours. Great one! Thanks for joining us over at C-challenges this week.
Love n hugs
craftysahmiam said…
Thanks for sharing this cute 1st birthday card with us at Love To Craft, your friends surely treasured it.
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional under the sea or fairy tales” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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