Thanks for stopping by.
“Much more better today,” said the little girl.
“My friend Paul came round and played.
It’s always more fun when he’s around.”
Thursday’s blog is something blue,
and I have just finished a neat card for Sunday’s show,
so thought I would share it with you – or at least the front piece!
You’ll have to tune in on Sunday to see how I made faux giraffe skin….
Anyway, let’s take a look.
Our lovely Mel drew a fantastic Mother and Babes animal series,
which we have converted into super stamps.
On Sunday we shall bring out the giraffes, zebras and lions;
there are some fantastic tigers as I recall, and monkeys, and elephants – but we’ll save those for another day…
Let’s make a little topper..
Stamp the giraffe and her calves into the corner….
I just looked up what baby giraffes are called and got caught up in some amazing giraffe facts!
Did you know that they reckon a giraffe came about when a camel mated with a leopard?
That must have been something to behold!
Anyway, moving on swiftly….
Pop a mini moon mask into place and make a moody sky
using blending tools and ink pads.
Flip the masking tape and copy paper and add the lower colour.
We have got some fabulous little ink pads on the show.
Delightful storage box and a great price.
The quickest way to colour in the giraffes is by using
the outside mask
and a make up sponge.
The little tree and giraffe are also NEW stamps.
Wait till you see the Wee Africa stampsets! They are superb.
Well done Jim.
Add a little interest underneath the tree and daddy
with torn copy paper and a make up sponge.
Bit of matting and layering,
which always takes me longer than making the artwork!
And on Sunday I’ll show you the faux giraffe skin trick.
Giraffa camelopardalis (told ya!!)
At an average height of around 5 m (16-18 ft.),
the giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world.
Spending most of the day eating, a full-grown giraffe consumes over 45 kg (100 lb.) of leaves and twigs a day.
Giraffes sleep less than two hours a day.
Female giraffes can become pregnant at 5 years old.
They carry a baby for 15 months and give birth while standing up.
(That’s a 2 metre drop for the baby. Ouch! )
They live up to 25 years in the wild.
love and hugs,
|Mum Mum Mum!! Are you sure I’m not a giraffe???