Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'm NOT lion!

I'm REALLY not! You can ALWAYS be my Valentine! Even in August! Hee Hee THIS adorable lion image from My Cute Stamps was just the ticket to make this funny, random sentiment stamp WORK! Sometimes, {*gasp} I just BUY stamps... No rhyme or reason: just because! When I saw this silly sentiment, YEARS ago... I just had to have it for the right MOMENT! And here it is!

So, I've protected and loved this whimsical saying for {?} too many years: I think I got it off the clearance table at a FABULOUS local scrapbook store... It's by a company called "Rubber Soul"... I JUST thought it was funny.

Then along comes the "Circus Animals" collection from My Cute Stamps... And HELLO! I thought this was a delightful union of darling imagery and sentiment if ever there was one! Once again, A LOT of fun to color with an aqua brush and re-inker or Water Color Wonder Crayons! Little Lion's eyes and nose are shined up a bit with some dimensional glaze: isn't he just the sweetest thing!?!

So, in a nut-shell: I'm NOT LION! I heart you! Have a lovely day!


C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - My Cute Stamps (Lion); Rubber Soul (sentiment); Stampin' Up! (Candy Sentiment)
Punches - Stampin' Up!; Martha Stewart Crafts
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug


Ann said...

Heehee!!! TOO cute!

tg said...

Such a cute lion. Love how you colored it in. Great card.

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohh GIRL! The fine watercolor artist is showing today! I love your sweet lion with all his depth and shadows...and the crystal effects nose and eyes! Well, only an animal lover such as yourself would remember this detail. I'm so glad the circus set found it's way to your house and that you had this long treasured sentiment to go with. That is the brilliance that is you though, you hoarder you! Always got somethin' up your sleeve dontcha??

Dotty Jo said...

Soooo cute! Love those colours and the sweet little lion, Jo x

Linda aka Oz said...

The mane thing I see here is cute cute cute! Love your layers. Your cards just make me growl! Oz

Rosemary said...

You been busy, girl!!! That sentiment is soo cute!! Can see why you picked it up. Great card!

Karen said...

Awww...what a cutie! Love the colors, the shading on your lion's face, and your perfect sentiment! I've been driving myself nutso the last few days looking (in my house and through my stash) for perfect sentiments for things and cringing when I cannot find what is just right. So, GOOD FOR YOU for picking up a sentiment that caught your eye and now having the perfect image to match!!!! And even better, that you remembered you had that perfect sentiment! :> Hope your day is roaring right along with a mane of smiles! :>