Friday 13 February 2015

Second inspirational post for today...Jungle Party anyone!

Hello again,

Phew, this is the second of two inspirational posts from me today using the glorious images by Tamara at Slinky Tart
If you missed the first post just scroll back down to the post before this one...its a steampunk make and you won't want to miss it!

For this one, I've used one of my all time fav's from Slinky Tart - she's called Better than Tarzan! and I think she is just delicious!

Jungle Party!  using the gorgeous image, Better than Tarzan!

Matching insert; the papers are My Minds Eye
Here's the how and what:
Image: Better than Tarzan by Slinky Tart
Papers and stuff: the papers are My Minds Eye (Wildflower) and I cut out the birds from the papers!  Then I used a Di'sire Ivy Die to cut out the leaves also using the MME paper's.  I then used Rangers Distress Stickles to add texture to the leaves and a little around the card and then used a lazer cut word also covered in stickles.  All of this and more can be found at That Craft Place shop (remember they have a FB shop too!)
Oh and I have coloured her with my Copic's, I'm in a green phase I think! lol  The main pens used were G95, G 97 and G99
Top Tip: I used the warm grey's around the outside of the image, starting with W5 close to the image, then blending in W3 (best to do this twice to make sure you get the line out, I missed a bit at the top! oops) and then finally blending out with W1 to fade.  It gives a really soft backing to the image and works with most colours if you just experiment on scrap to get the shades right first x

Here's the close ups - lots!  I wanted to show the depth from just cutting the papers!:

Multi layer punched butterflies to add dimension - another Top Tip lol

Distress Stickles really do add another texture!

Well, I hope you liked this one and thank you so much for stopping by.  Remember to click to follow my blog so you don't miss the next inspiration post :D

Check out the main blog for the rest of the design teams inspiration posts, they really are awesome!  The links you need are:
Slinky Tart Showcase Blog
Slinky Tart Shop

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Crafts Galore Encore - February, use a stamp or digi
Sisters of Craft - February AG
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper challenge - February AG with patterned paper
Open Minded Crafting - #29 no red or pink
Moving along with the times - 12/2 Square Eyes, TV show, Tarzan
CCC Digi Creations - #18 Digi + fav colour (green)
613 Ave Create - #110 AG
Art By MiRan - #25 AG
Creative Fingers - #67 AG
Craft Your Passions - #248 AG


  1. A fabulous card love the layout Ginny x

  2. Love the image,a gorgeous

  3. Sandy gorgeous Hun love it great job. Crafty hugs Judith xxx

  4. WOW this is another stunning creation Sandie!
    Linda xxx

  5. Ah this is super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazel x

  6. Very fun - love these Slinky Tart images. So Sassy! Great entry for No Pink or Red challenge at Open-Minded Crafting. Do hope you'll join us for our next challenge "up in the air". Take care.

  7. Brilliant. Colouring is fab as always and I love the use of cutting out the birds from the paper xx

  8. Gorgeous, both the image and your coloring and the three times the gorgeous for that!

  9. Fabulous creation Sandie love the choice of colour and thanks for the tip Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. Wow it's absolutely stunning xx

  11. Hello Sandie, Wow she is fantastic, just love her sassyness and love the name Slinky Tart too. Gorgeous colours and love those leaves.

    Chrissy xx

  12. Oh cool! Look who I found visiting us at 613 Ave C! I love what you did with these papers Sandie - and the layers and depth is so perfect for this image! Do you realize how much you have grown in your art in the last year? You go girl!
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG w/optional twist of Color Bingo]
    Owner: RubberMAD at []

  13. Fabulous card love the dies and all the layers and love the beautiful image --thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

  14. Gorgeous card Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

  15. A brilliant card, love the colour tones and fab image

  16. Hi Sandie this card is absolutely beautiful. Hugs Jackie

  17. What a gorgeous card and so beautifully decorated! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  18. Great design and beautifully coloured image - super card.

  19. Lovely image and super card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel L. x

  20. Cute card thanks for joining us in the Sisters of Craft monthly challenge, good luck Gill DT


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