4 August 2008

High Hopes Jungle Friends

A shadow box card today and my first attempt at this kind of card which is for the A spoonful of Sugar challenge! I remember seeing one a while ago but couldn't find it again for the measurements so I made it to fit the largest envelope I have. It was easier to make than I thought it would be, I thought it would be very complicated. I cut two pieces of card slightly shorter than the envelope on all sides, scored each end of each piece at half an inch and one inch and then cut a rectangle out of one of them. On the piece that would be the back of the card I stamped the trees and leaves and watercoloured with Ranger distress inks. Some of the animals were coloured with prismacolor
pencils and Sansodor, cut out and arranged on the background using the cut out frame as a guide. To go on the front around the frame I embossed a piece of card with the distressed stripes CB folder, cut this in to four pieces, swiped with an ink pad and stuck around the frame. I sponged around all the edges and then arranged the snake, Monkey Mike, the sentiment and some flowers around it. Both pieces of card were then folded on the scored lines and the two outer flaps stuck together to create the box. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

20 comments:

bl-Irony-bl said...

Very cool If I could do that kind of stuff I would.

Taniaj said...

I want them all, they are wonderful Love the card its so great Tx (worked out my last email thanks)

sandradrydesigns said...

Wow Chris! Another high impact card (IYKWIM) It's great I love it. May have to give this type of card. Your colouring in is spot on.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Debbie said...

Wow Wow Wow this card is Amazing your colouring is beautiful.Thanks for playing along this week.
Hugs Debbie x

Louby said...

This card is sooooo clever (so are you). Fab colouring and fav construction.
Louby x

freaky said...

Wow! A fantastic Card!!
hugs, Nicole

mueppi said...

Wow....... was für eine tolle Karte!!
Super gesteltet und coloriert!
Hugs Gisela

Richelle said...

Wow!! this is gorgeous! very creative.

Penny said...

Oh wow, what an amazing card! I love the cuttlebugged stripes which look just like a wood frame. beautiful colouring too!

Penny said...

ps sorry, forgot to say I hope you got my email last week?

Bubbles said...

Wow wow wow Chris this is fabulous, so much detail I just love the style and the animals! thanks for joining us.
Joanne x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is phenomenal! Just fantastic. Your colouring is perfect, and the original layout is so cool.

Just love this.

kim x

Camilla said...

OMG Chris!! This is just fantastic!! Love the scene, and your colouring is fantastic!! Thanks for joining the challenge.
Hugs, Camilla.

Rach said...

oh wow! this is a fantastic card, so much detail, and beautifully coloured...this looks way complicated...well done for all your hard work. hugs RAchx..

Trina said...

Wow...awesome card!! Must have taken you forever to put it all together!! Love the images and your coloring! Thanks for playing along this week!

cats whiskers said...

Oh great Chris this is fantastic as usual, love the colouring I do adore high hopes stamps
have agreat day
Hugs jacqui x

Lim said...

Stunning!
I love it!
HUgs,
LIM

Han said...

Wow this is amazing my kids would love this card it is fabby xx

Dawn said...

Wow this is beautiful looks amazing

Ila said...

This is just over the top Gorgeous and Amazing!! The scene you've created is Wonderful...and your coloring is just Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila