Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tiger Eyes

This card is the next in my weeklong celebration of my mom. I'm hosting the weekly challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge and gave everyone a photo inspiration. My mom was a fanatic for Monarch butterflies; one of her other animal loves was the tiger. I had this image printed out for awhile and wasn't sure that I could do it justice. Then, I just dove in with my Copics and blended, blended, blended, until I had what I thought looked like a tiger. I know if mom could see it, she'd be thrilled. I hope you enjoy it as well, and will hop over to OSC and join us. There are 2 photos for you to find inspiration. Here's a snapshot of the cards I made from the pics. I still have 2 more cards to feature, so pop on back over the next few days.
Photo Inspiration ~ One Stop Crafts Challenge #96
I can't believe mom and I never chatted about how the Monarch's wings have similar pattern and color to a tiger's stripes. The wings gave me the inspiration for my card.

Charisma Cardz #35 ~ Song Inspired
It shouldn't be too hard to guess what song inspired my card - Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.
365 Cards Day 180 ~ Keep it Simple 1 image 1 DP 1 ribbon
Crafty Catz Challenge #48 ~ 3-2-1
3 embellies (ribbon, diamond glaze, glitter pen); 2 papers (base and black CS); 1 image
A Spoon Full of Sugar #120 ~ Animal Crackers
Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge ~ Sports
I don't have any athletes in my card giving world, so I went with the theme of a sports team mascot. I was born in Detroit, so I always think of the Detroit Tigers when it comes to mascots. Hope it counts toward the challenge. :o)

My Creation

Image Detail
I used a glitter marker to color the eyes gold and added diamond glaze to give them a more realistic appearance.
Ins and Outs ~ Tiger Eyes
Stamps: Tiger Eyes (Stamp n Doodle Digi)
Paper: SU Whisper White and Basic Black; TPS Tiger Print Base

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (YR14, 15, 18, 21, 23; Y26, 32; 100; E41); Martha Stewart Gold Glitter Pen

Accessories: Gold Ribbon (JoAnns), Diamond Glaze


  1. Wow, love it! I really like that you added the diamond glaze, so cool.

  2. Hi Cat
    A gorgeous card,love Tiger's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. All your cards look amazing, many thanks for such an inspiring challenge hun. Hugs Shelley xx

  4. This is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured. I am sure your mum wouldve loved it.Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz this week x

  5. Wow, wow, wow! This is a beautiful card and I love, love, love your song choice. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  6. Your card is amazing! I love your take on Sports... very clever. I would have never thought about the mascot. Perfect!

    Thank you for participating in the Stamp n Doodle Challenge this week!

  7. A fantastic card,thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  8. VERY COOL - AMAZING detail work on the image!! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMP-N-DOODLE this week:)


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