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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - "M" is for Mink (Animals That Have Fur)

Yup, it's Saturday and time for another challenge over at the Sisterhood for Snarky Stampers.  Today Edna says "M" is for Mink! (or use animals that have fur)!

Now I was stumped for a bit about what kind of card I could create using FUR as the theme and which didn't involve HUNTING... but as I was looking through my incredibly large stamp collection I came across these wonderful Big Cat stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps which were still brand new and waiting to be inked, and then I found this quote from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream "Although She be but little, She is Fierce." and it all came together in my brain! 
I stamped the cats using my MISTI so I could stamp the images over and over using different colored Marvey markers to get all those lovely cat fur colors and the piercing green eyes.
 
The little girl image (which fits this card perfectly, don't you think?) is a Unity Stamp called "Only Imagine" and one of my favorite stamps to color.  For this card I used my Copic markers to color her but she is just as lovely using watercolor paints.
The leaves are die cut using my new Stampendous Dreamweaver Die Monstera Leaf, and you  may recognize the background paper from my Never-To-Be-Touched stash (hoard?) of BoBunny Zoology papers that I finally had to break into because for this card they were absolutely perfect.

I used my circa 1930 portable typewriter to type out the quote (a wonderful $40 score from my local second hand store), layered all my elements using foam pop dots and added Ranger's Glossy Accents on all the eyes to make them catch the light and look real.
I LOVE this card, but I especially love that I used so much of existing stash to create it and so many items that have been brand new for far too long.
So pop on over the Sisterhood to see what my team mates have created and why not play along with us this week?  
 Link up your "fur-inspired" creation, the snarkier the better, for a chance to be selected "Queen of Snark" or one of her Princesses and maybe even an invitation to be a Guest Designer for one of our challenges.



You have until  Friday, August 18th at midnight to link up.

As always, thank you for popping in to see what I am up to and Please Do leave a comment if you like what you see! 
Lynne Mizera
for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
 










 









7 comments:

  1. As always, your card is fabulous! In the end, I decided not to go with my original idea so didn't use this quote. The image of the little girl is adorable (no wonder she is a favourite) and you've coloured her to perfection! Jo x

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  2. What an amazing collage of die cuts and stamped images that all work so perfectly together! Good for you for cutting into hoarded paper... I'm currently doing that with my G45 Master Detective...

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  3. Gorgeous sistah!
    Love the images, the colours and the GREEN of her eyes!!

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  4. Absolutely stunning, wonderfully put together and fantastic sentiment. Also, I've added that die to my wish list, it looks so much more realistic than the punch I have
    Jane

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  5. Looks great.. I want a misti or something similiar.

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  6. Wow, what a cool project-- very creative assemblage here.

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