Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ocelot for Michael

Today is my husband's birthday and this is the card I will be giving to him this evening.  Since we both love spotted cats and Michael is fond of my Stampscapes scenes I knew this card would do the trick.

I stamped the Ocelot first using StazOn Black then used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the trees, which were also stamped in StazOn Black.  I used a 1" circle punch to create a mask for the moon.

The sky was sponged with Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Night of Navy.  The grass was sponged with Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Distressed Forest Moss and Handsome Hunter.  The Ocelot was sponged with Creamy Caramel and I used Basic Brown to highlight the tree trunks.

A piece of Basic Black was used for the mat and the assembled card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

Thank you for coming to visit me today.  I hope you enjoyed my Stampscapes scene.

"Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Tree Trunk Trio, Oak Branch, Tall Grass Sm., Ocelot by Coronado Island
Paper:  The Paper Company Vista Metallic, Basic Black, Glossy White 
Ink:  Images - StazOn Black; Sky - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue & Night of Navy; Grass - Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Distressed Forest Moss, Handsome Hunter; Tree Trunks - Basic Brown; Ocelot - Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  1" Circle Punch 
Techniques:  Sponging

12 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Donna. Beautiful stamp and awesome shading. Hope your husband has a wonderful day.

Anne Marie said...

Donna, this is absolutely stunning! Your scenes are so beautiful. I just love how you bring the images to life with your shading. You have amazing talent, for sure! I hope your husband has a wonderful day. I know he is going to love your card! :)

Karen said...

Another beautiful card Donna. Your hubby shares my birthdate! Hope he has a great day.

Lavender Cottage said...

Donna, your hubby is going to love this card made with TLC, it's amazing!
I went to a Stampin' Up workshop today and made 2 cards - the lady hosts these twice a month where she supplies everything precut and we just bring our own snail glue. I hope to learn new techniques and about more of the products available.
Hope you have a great birthday celebration.
Judith

Rhonda Langley said...

Wow! Your placement of all the elements is awesome! A piece of art indeed!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Oh my... I absolutly love your cards with sponged scenes!! This is so beautiful!! TFS

The Mama Monkey said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Wow! Happy birthday to your dear husband! Many wishes for a wonderful year!

gale said...

oh my goodness-this is just gorgeous!! It belongs in a frame on the wall! Happy Birthday to your dh!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna you know I love your landscape scene's they are gorgeous, this is one off them, wowowowowowowow.
your hubby will like this, the colors you have used are gorgeous also your stamps.
the sponging is great.

greetings karin

Jennipher Lowery said...

Donna this is a gorgeous card you have made for your husband. Hope you both enjoy the evening!

Polished Moxie said...

What a beautiful card. We just had a baby ocelot born in a nearby animal park and I thought of you when I saw it on our local news.

Trena in Naperville said...

Awesome card Donna!! I just saw it on Splitcoast and came to visit your blog. I'm sure he enjoyed his card!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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