Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jungle Book Topper and ABS

The Inspiration Challenges on SCS are always so interesting! You just never know where the inspiration will lead you! Today was a super duper one...from cakes! Yes, cakes...but not just any ordinary cake! These are works of art!! Take a look here.

This is the cake I chose to use, Jungle Book and I'm going to show you how I put it together.

I just love High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Crissy is such a talented artist! I started by watercoloring the images with reinkers and waterbrush, cutting them out and setting them aside.

Next, I used my Copic Airbrush System to lay down a subtle background color, stamped and watercolored the images.

Then I put the images all over, moving them around till I was happy with the layout, cutting leaves apart and opening up the elephant.

Next came the dimensionals (2 thicknesses), tape and glue. I fanned out the elephant's ears by holding them between my thumb and pointer finger and dragging my thumbnail along the ear.

As in the cake photo, I topped my card with the snake on Spellbinder's Labels 2.

Fun right?! Hope you have a terrific Saturday! It's chilly but the sun is shining brightly here.

High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific white, Prism Iced Yellow, Suede Brown dark
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, reinkers
Other: Waterbrush, Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush System, Dimensionals, Scissors, Craft Knife, Spellbinder's Labels 2

Thanks for stopping!


Anonymous said...

SO cute, Dawn! Your coloring is FABULOUS! Happy New Year!

Susan said...

loved to see your insight and the creative process here, Dawn! This is a darling card.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh, this is just darling Dawn!! I love the layered jungle look you've created...and the airbrush....well we won't go there...
Fabulous creation though!!! *grin*

- dlm. said...

Dawn - This is adorable! I love the jungle scene that you created. Your airbrushing is amazing!

Starla said...

This is darling!!I think you are picking up the air brush quite quickly!

Lesley Langdon said...

Adorable card Dawn and the air brushing looks awesome!

Laurie in MN said...

Fantastic card.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely DARLING, Dawn!!! Your coloring is PHENOMENAL, girl!

Angelnorth said...

This is fantabulous Dawn! I just got the ABS set too (just the most basic one though) but haven't been quite as adventurous as you yet - awesome result!