Every time I look at this image from my new Cuddles and Hugs set, I just want to yawn, streeeeetch, and curl up for a little catnap with somebody(after circling around, and then kneading for several minutes of course!) This stamp was designed to give to anyone you love, or that is in love with somebody!
I was inspired by this "You are My Sunshine" card of Joanne's when I saw the "lion colors" and the sketch, it looked like the sun behind that chair, so I had the idea to create "a place in the sun" for these big cats (if you have cats, you know they will always pick that one little patch of sunlight on the floor!) I changed the sketch a little to make it work with my scored design, what do yo think? To create this look, I turned my mat at an angle on my Scor-Pal (did you know you can buy these now from Gina K? Yup, add it to your order (or buy separately, but how you can you resist all the other goodies?) and shipping is free!) and made a diagonal by placing the top right corner and bottom left corner over a track and scoring. Then, I moved the CS over about a 1/4 inch, turned the CS a few degrees, scored again, repeating this process till I got to the edge, and going back and working out toward the other side until it was full of sunbeams! I almost always have the light source coming from the top right, so if you try this look, make sure your coloring matches your angle. I used the Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS and blending stumps to color the lions, there are some terrific yellows, oranges and browns in this set for these lions and they coordinate beautifully with my So Saffron and More Mustard CS.
More details: My image is popped up on dimensionals. I used my Classic Square and Circle and Scallop Nestabilities for the mats, and SU! Apricot grosgrain and retired organdy. "Hugs and smiles" is stamed in Palette Noir , just one of many greetings from this set that work with this image.
Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!!! :) (I'm headed back to bed for a catnap! that was some party last night!)