Monday, 7 April 2008

High Hopes Jungle Scene

Stamps used for this scene - High Hopes Frances Owl, Timothy Tiger, Elmer Elephant, Camilla Gorilla and Jungle Leaves Corner. I would like to thank Ila for her wonderful tutorials and advice on creating backgrounds. I used Stamping up ink pads and gently stippled the ink to create the sky and grass. You need to first stipple onto a piece of paper first to take off some of the ink from your brush. The effect will then be more subtle. Ink Pads used: Bashful Blue and Garden Green. I then stamped the background with the Jungle corner leaves stamp so they would appear behind the characters. The characters were coloured using my prisma pencils with the use of sansador and paper stump for blending. I then cut round them with a craft knife and added them to the scene. I also used a Sakura stardust pen to add sparkle to the gorilla's eyes, flowers and leaves. The letters are from K&Company and I punched a hole in them to thread them on the vine like fibre. I then made little party hats for them with scraps and added fibres again for tassles. The fibres were sent to me from my very kind friend Lim. Other accessories used - red brads. Card stock used: Bazzil. I had great fun making this card and hope you like it.

Oh and don't forget you have until 5pm tomorrow to enter the blog candy draw to win stamped images of these and other Jungle characters.

UPDATE - Just had news from Bryony at Silly Monkey Crafts that she will soon be expecting a supply of the fun Jungle stamps very soon. Keep checking their website!

17 comments:

Heidi said...

Nikki-this card is just the most wonderful card ever! It is so sweet and the coloring is so beautiful. I love this card, the stamps, the layout everything!

WOW!!!!!!

Big hug from your friend Heidi

Katharina said...

Oh boy Nikki! This card is so much fun. What a great idea with the party hats. And your colouring of the animals is great. The tiger looks so vivid!

angelique said...

wauuwww,this is very nice,i like this very much,so beautiful.

Turid Mari said...

So cute, Nikki :)

Inger Marie said...

So cute card you have made.
I love it :)
I have look in your blog and you made so many lovelly cards :)
I will visit your blog again soon:)

Hugs from Inger Marie

Debbie said...

Wow what a fab card your colouring in is perfect

Justine said...

Your cards are amazing Nikki!! You've done it again!!! Such a gorgeous card and your colouring & blending are excellent!
Justine x x

sophia landry said...

What an awsome scene!! I love your coloring job, it is fantastic! your recipient should be thrilled to recieve this piece of art!

Ila said...

Wow! Nikki! this is an Awesome card!! I love the scene you created ...looks like one big Jungle party!!..What a Fun card!! your coloring and background look fabulous!!...and I'm so glad you found my tutorial helpful!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, oh wow, oh wow!! You have outdone yourself with this amazing card. I am like, falling all over the computer desk as I gaze at it!! How wonderful!! I love how you put these critters together, with the leafy background. I can't believe your fantastic coloring, and how gorgeous this whole card is!! I am just amazed!!! Thank you for coloring my creations so beautifully and for bringing them to life in this scene you created!!!! I love love love it!

Mel said...

Nikki, Fab, fab card!

Frances said...

this is fantastic, love this new range of HH! Just got all my jungle buddies through the door this morning!! (obviously had to get the owl seeing as it's named after me :D ) x

Kristine said...

What an absolute HOOT!! This is just FANTASTIC!! LOVE your beautiful coloring and those cute white dots on their cheeks. Definately a KEEPER!! :D Have a super week.

Joan and Amy said...

What a happy little group of animals!!!! Fantastic card. Joan

Claudia said...

adorable! love the funny owl :-) totally cute

Monique said...

I love this card Nikki. You did a GREAT job on the colouring :).

CraftyC said...

Wow Nikki, was a totally fab card, your coloring is great!!
Clairexx