Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All Creatures Great and Small. Sir Stampalot monthly challenge

When I saw that this month's challenge at Sir Stampalot was All creatures great and small, I immediately thought of this lovely lion head stamp. I like the way it's shape aligns closely to the shape of the map of Africa. So I stamped it three times, coloured it with three shades of copic markers and added a little ArtQuest light gold paint to give it some shimmer.

Then I cut it out and decoupaged it. Other African animal stamps complete the background and for the 'small' I used the little ant from a set of kiddies bug stamps that I used to use with the children when I managed a nursery school. I knew I'd find a use for it again one day!

The African mask is one of my embellishments made from air-drying clay in a silicone mould, and painted with shades of brown and copper acrylic paint.

Full details of this challenge can be seen here.


Jean Straw said...

I like the colours on this and the way you have incorporated the other animals. The ants are fun and I love the african mask.

vinny said...

I love the african mask. Never throw stamps away, they always come in useful ! x Lavinia

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

This is just fab Kate, really like the ant trail :O)

Sally H said...

Fabulous safari card, Kate! Thanks for joining in the animal antics at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Francesca said...

wonderful card

Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!