Fab 'n' Funky ~ All Creatures Great and Small

Hey there my lovely crafty friends. I'm here with my Fab 'n' Funky DT creation tonight. We are having a fun challenge theme this week, which is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Love that! So I think a 'Lion' would be a great choice for this challenge and it just so happens we have friends who had a bubba called Leo and this is the card I created to celebrate that occasion. This gorgeous beastie is from the pen of the very talented Kristy Dalman from Some Odd Girl. I just LOVE the way she inks her creatures. They have such sweet faces! 

I white embossed this gorgeous beastie onto water colour card and then used the emboss resist technique of watercolouring to create a frame for this beautiful creature. I felt it needed a little finishing touch, so I machine stitched around the frame. I added a tiny zig zag detail on three of the sides just for fun and to try something new. I wish my thread had been a little thicker and a little whiter, then it would have shown up better. But in reality, it's quite a lovely finish.

I tore the edges of the watercolour paper freehand and then mounted the image on quite thick foam, to pop it up from the card base. The sentiment I used for the 'WELCOME' message is from an older Some Odd Girl stamp set. It's fab actually and has some very cute baby messages on it. 

I added the 'leo' with some loose alphabet stamps I've had in my stash 'forever'! So that was fun to give them an outing. It's a very simple creation, allowing that fabulous 'King of the Beasts' to take centre stage and using just a little simple watercolouring with a couple of distress ink shades for a bit of interest. 

Thanks for popping in today. I hope you'll consider coming and joining in our fun challenge with your own 'creature creation'. Do pop into the Fab 'n' Funky blog to check out what the rest of my awesome DT sistah's got up to. You're sure to leave inspired! 

I'll be back again VERY soon, as I've my Whimsy Wednesday creation to share with you later tonight, so be sure to pop back. Until then, hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries
PIP: #1838 ~ Anything Goes
Back To Basics: #12 ~ Inky Backgrounds
Always Fun Challenge: #77 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #375 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #486 ~ Water or The Colour Blue
Addicted To Stamps and More: #311 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #213 ~ Anything Goes + CAS option
Inspire/Create Stamping Challenges: #27 ~ Theme = Celebration (New Baby)


Gorgeous card Wends - love how you have added the stitching - adding the zig zag in is always fun... maybe a blue thread would have shown up more?? (Just a thought)
Dawn T said…
Fabulous Wendy. Love the pretty blue background.
Chris said…
Fabulous! Love this technique and your sweet lion looks wonderful against the beautiful blue background. I'm impressed with the stitching too I love the look of real stitching but I'm too lazy to get the sewing machine out...the closest I get is pokey tool and pen!
Wendy said…
Absolutely gorgeous Wends, love the design...I brought a small sewing machine years ago to add stitching to my cards, never given it a try..should give it a go, love your fabulous stitching.
Wendy xx
brenda said…
Very effective resist stamping and inkiness, many thanks for joining in with our 'Water or colour Blue' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends, that lion stamp is gorgeous as is your embossing, great background and design.

Pat xx
Linby said…
You've used the technique to great effect on this card - it looks wonderful.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x
maria f. said…
I love personalized cards, especially for wee ones. This is perfect.
Jane Willis said…
An adorable little lion and the emboss resist makes him stand out beautifully from the background. Thank you for sharing at Back to Basics.
Joy Wilson said…
Great card! I love your water color resist technique! Well done. Thanks for joining us and good luck!
Hugs, Joy
Your card is so sweet! I love the torn edge look! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!!
Elizabeth Hart said…
What a delightful card with the cute lion - love the added stitching. Thanks so much for joining with us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Sandra said…
What a darling card, love the cute leo. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
Fikreta said…
this is so nice card!
Sheryl said…
You did a fantastic job, I love this.
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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