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Jungle Cat

>> Friday, July 24, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Has it been hot in your area? Is it a dry heat or a sticky mess? I was out in NV in July a couple of years ago & everyone says "oh, but it's a dry heat". Right...if you can call a blast furnace just a "dry heat". 115 degrees is ridiculous..dry or not. Here in the southeast, it's more like a lobster boil. So humid you can wear the air. The weather channel was saying how outdoor baseball games do better in high humidity because the ball goes further so pitchers & hitters really do well. Since I'm not pitching any MLB games, I wish the humidity would just knock it off. I would like my good hair days back! 

So I'm thinking my little jungle scene kind of describes our weather. Hot, humid & the leopard is just hanging out trying to keep cool. After stamping the leopard, I masked him & sponged in the background & sky then colored him with Copics. The greeting was rearranged to fit the die cut oval & I cut around his feet & tail to slip it under.
The brown die cut frame was added on top then I punched out about a bajillion leaves in different shades of green, scored & sponged them before adding them all on top to look like the jungle floor. Here are the Copics I used to color it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

I'll tell you, I started this card thinking I would use it for next week's you enter this week's Stitch in Time Challenge & you can figure out the theme of next week's challenge, I'll give you an extra entry in the drawing! (Hint: it's in one of the label tags for this post.) One guess per person & just mention your guess in a comment on this week's challenge post HERE. 
paper: white, textured brown, scraps of different green c/s
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Kaleidacolor blue breeze & fresh greens
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, leaf punches (Punch Bunch, Martha Stewart)


Sue said...

I'm with you on this awful weather Julie! We've had so much humidity this year I've been living in the A/C. However, it might be worth it if it got me stamping a card as wonderful as your jungle scene! Those 3D leaves really grabbed my attention and I love how you manipulated the sentiment and then left it rather simple centered in your scene!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh WOW! That is gorgeous!!! Love all your leaves down under that cat...really looks like a jungle!! Your framing and coloring is awesome like always Julie! Love this!!

Shelia said...

Wow, Julie, this is fantastic! Love all the punched leaves on the jungle floor! Fabulous scene!!

nwilliams6 said...

Julie, this is a treat! I love the leaves and this super fun jungle scene you have created. Sooooo fun - makes me want to go do a card with a bottom like this right now. Great ideas! Hugz

Karin said...

Amazing! The jungle you made is beyond words and I love the sentiment!

Samantha said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie! It may be a jungle, but you've made it very inviting! Great job!

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome jungle scene! Love all the texture in those leaves and your sky is gorgeous!

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