Are you having a Giraffe? and Echoes of Italy


A mid month reminder for the DT challenges I am on at  We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge and Stamping Sensations challenge.

At Stamping Sensations challenge this month the theme is "I Love" and I do love giraffes. This Pink Ink stamp is rather large but it is perfect for a page in my art journal. I had previous collected ink and paint leftovers on this page and I just stamped over with the various stamps from the set. Colouring in the giraffe. The paper sentiment is from a Lisa Horton wordage set.

We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge is for a coloured or paper pieced image. I printed a couple of frames from a Craftscapes CDrom Italian Escapes fussy cut them out and and then stamped onto them using the Chocolate Baroque stamp set Echoes of Italy. I coloured the image in using Coloursoft pencils. I used one of the crackle stamps to stamp over the background and over the frame.

Entering into CD Sunday plus challenge for anything goes,  as I used the Craft Scapes cdrom for the second two cards.


Mervi said…
Fabulous cards Lynn, I can feel the warmth, gorgeous colours;-))m
Carol said…
Lovely reminders of Italy. Beautifully created.
Carol xx
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HilaryJane said…
Tow lovely cards, that Giraffe looks so happy in his jungly setting and your echoes of Italy really conjures up the feeling of sunny climes and holidays. Both are great I can't choose a favourite xx
brenda said…
Two super makes Lynn, the Giraffe is such fun and like the background stamping. Your SS make obviously really appeals with my love of Italy and effective with the crackle overlay.

B x
Jocelyn said…
That giraffe makes a great journal page.
I love the two Italian cards and the crackle background looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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Pamela said…
Great makes as always Linby.
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Daffodil Cards said…
All I can say is WOW! to all of your work Lynn, fabulous result in them all.
Faith x
Crafting Queen said…
Wow, these are wonderful. I love the cards you made. Anesha x
Kathleen said…
Two brilliant creations both with super background and really great images and colours.

Kath x
Liz said…
Fabulous projects, Lynn. This giraffe image always makes me smile and I love how you've used it on your art journal page. Your beautiful Italian themed cards reminds me of holidays in Italy, one of my favourite places to visit. xx
Amazing post full of beauties, Lynn!! Just LOVE your giraffe AJ page, fabulous background and that sweet giraffe with big eyes makes me smile!
Great take of my beautiful Italy, you have catched so well the sunny and warm feel in both your cards, love the oranges and lemons you added!! :) Fabulous colouring and the crackling is just perfect to match the images!
Seafield Jo said…
Giraffes are my favourite wild animal and Italy my favourite country to visit, so I've loved seeing your cards.

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Mrs.B said…
Fabulous makes Lynn, love the giraffe, he certainly looks happy and I love the crackle effect on the Italian themed cards.
Avril xx
p.s. The stamp is from Flonzcraft - an Australian company
The Giraffe is brilliant,
I love your Italian cards, wonderful images of Italy one of my favorite countries
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pinky said…
OMG I just love that giraffe and the cool background you have given him Lynne. As for your Italy card, yes please I will come visit you soon! Just gorgeous!