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Party Animals for Festive Friday #0122

Happy Friday.  It's another INSPO day at FestiveFriday and I decided to go with the theme and it was the perfect excuse to ink up one of the stamps from My Favorite Things called Party Animals.  I had such fun coloring this guy.  However, I must admit, when I first looked at I was confused as to HOW I was going to color it!

Here's a sneak peek:

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And here is our INSPO list and theme for this challenge:

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I chose:   cupcake, birthday sentiment, embossing paste

So, before I show you my card.  I have to tell you about the inspiration.    I am a complete and utter Nick Parks fan.  He's the creator of Wallace and Grommit.  I mean, who doesn't love a little Wallace and Grommit?  Nick and his studio also made a couple of other films that I love .. Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, etc.  BUT... he also made a film which is just a classic called Creature Comforts.  You can see it here.  Well, once you have seen this short, you will know why I created this poor lion in a cage:-)  Creature Comforts is so well done and I love how the voices were chosen to match the creatures so well and the droll delivery of the voice over!

Anyway, so now you know the background - you have probably guessed that I have a lion, a cupcake and there is a brick wall involved!  I thought the comical, whimsical take on the illustration of the lion, deserved some texture and more coloring than I would normally do!

Here's my card:



And, can we talk about that little red polka dot hat :-)   I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge.  You only have to choose 3 words from the INSPO list.  As you can see from the cards from our design team, you don't even have to follow the theme.  That's why I love the FestiveFriday challenge - so many different takes on the same set of inspiration!  talking about inspiration - please check out the projects from our fabulous design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James


I'll be back tomorrow with my Addicted to CAS card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Party Animals - My Favorite Things
  • Stencil:  Stampin' Up!