Monday, 26 September 2016

Boingy boingy boing!

Every time I think of kangaroos, I think of the children's TV programme "Alphabet Zoo" that was popular when my girls were small, and included a song about a kangaroo that went "boingy boiny boing all over Austraaaaaaaaaalia!" So you'll have to forgive me for singing along as I type.

I've made this card for a friend who has a birthday later this week. She lived in Australia for several years and goes back there to visit as often as she can, so as she isn't going this year I thought an Australian themed birthday card might give her a little taste of the country.




The roos are cut with the lovely Australian Animals die set from Dies R Us. For the Uluru background, I searched on my ipad for a suitable photo and pinched it to the correct size for my card, then used an indelible pen to trace it onto acetate. Then I cut out the acetate and used it as a double mask,  first to cover the sky while colouring the rock with distress inks, then to colour the sky. I made the sun first by sponging ink through card with a circle punched from it,  then used the punched circle as a second mask while painting the sky using a waterbrush and two shades of blue from a kaleidacolour pad. The foreground is torn Core-dinations card.

I am sharing this with

Make my Monday - no patterned paper
Glitter and Sparkle - Happy Birthday  (it's their 4th birthday - why not pop over and help them celebrate?)
AAA Cards - masking

6 comments:

  1. Your card is full of fun and colour Jane, I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Great masking and thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Sarah

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  2. What a lovely card Jane. It's sunny and bright and I absolutely love the kangaroos. I'm sure this one will make you friend smile. It's super card. Barbxx

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  3. What a creative card & so special for your friend, Jane!

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  4. I love those cute kangaroos! Fabulous backdrop you created for them and the personal touch for your friend is so thoughtful! xxx

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  5. Adorable kangaroos on a gorgeous background. a fabulously special card for your friend.

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  6. A fabulous background you created with such care and fabulous die-cut kangaroos
    Carol x

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