Monday, April 15, 2013

when rhinos fly... {lawnscaping challenge}

***this is my 2nd post of the day!  scroll down or click *here* for my lawn fawn inspiration week post

It's time for another lawnscaping challenge!  We're asking you to craft your inspiration!  Is there a crafter who inspires you?  A pin that caught your eye?  A new stamp set or tool that sparked something creative in you?  Craft it, and link up to our challenge!

I am so inspired by Pinterest.  Especially, posters and prints.  I found this nursery print:

and turned it into this card:

when rhinos fly...

I didn't keep the vintage vibe, or even the same animal (we need a lawn fawn elephant, though!) but that harness inspired me to hook up my party rhino and take him for a spin.  You know what they say: when rhinos fly... (oh wait, that's pigs.  hee)

when rhinos fly...

I paper-pieced the balloons, but masked around the clouds to sponge in a soft sky.  The harness on the rhino was hand-drawn, using a memento black marker, so that I could still color him in with copics and not have any ink-bleed.

Now that I'm writing up this post, I realize that I not only roughed up the edges of my patterned paper, but I also added some faux stitching, and used "critters on the savanna."  I think I must have crafted this card the same day as my woven giraffe card :)  Do you ever do that?  Carry over a certain technique from one card to the next if you craft them in the same day?  I hardly ever make more than 1 card at a time.... maybe I should stick to that.  *grins*

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  1. awesome card!!!!! i love it!! it's so sweet! and fun!! the sky looks amazing! and i can totally relate to carrying-over techniques when i make more than 1 card at a time - guilty! :)
    lovely coloring and just a fabulous card all around! :)

  2. Too addorable!! The title is fun!!

  3. This is INCREDIBLY CUTE! I just love the look on the rhino's face, like a peaceful "wheeee!" LOL!

  4. So cute! Love the faux stitching and the texture on the clouds!

  5. Haha this is so cute and funny Elena! Love the balloons floating the rhino along, he doesn't seem to mind being in the air at all!