Thursday, August 1, 2013

G for giraffe


     You don't see very many animal images on my blog other than the occasional dog, but today you are getting a peek at my favorite wild animal.  This is "G-fa Giraffe" from Mo's store.  I collect giraffes although I have to be honest and say they are outnumbered by my chicken collection ten to one.  I've used a giraffe on my card today because this week at Mo's Digital Pencil we are having a "G is for...." challenge.  I managed to squeeze in glitter, gems, green, gray, and glimmer from the Perfect Pearls I sprayed the flowers with besides the giraffe.  I've used this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday.
     Love to have you play along with our new challenge for your chance at a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's amazing store.
     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road and Market Street", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "G-fa Giraffe", Neat and Tangled "Kindness Matters"
Ink--Copics, Jet Black Archival, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--EK Success corner rounder, Martha Stewart Frond punch, Marvy Uchida Daisy punches, Nestabilities Standard Cricles and Classic Scalloped Circles, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, Memory Box Precious Hearts
Miscellaneous--Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, Cotton Candy Stickles, Pearl Perfect Pearls

36 comments:

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Tracy, love that giraffe and pretty flowers.
Wendy xx

Ivonne said...

OMG!! This is adorable! Absolutely beautiful! Love the sweet image and your card layout is gorgeous. Big hug, Ivonne

heidy said...

Love how you colord this cutie!!
XXX Heidy

Linda B said...

So pretty, Tracy... the flowers are stunning... lovin' all your G's!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness ... this is stunning both in design and execution ... I adore the giraffe ... You are so clever!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Love your 'G' word - the card is lovely! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Tracy. That has got to be one the best giraffe images I have seen. Wonderful colouring and I love the flower arrangement.
hugs Sue xx

Lisa M said...

G is also for GOOD GRIEF that's GORGEOUS!! I love your long neck Giraffe here and the sketch works perfectly for this.

Reminds me of the "hump day" commercial on TV, but that's a C. Ah well.....

hugs!!

Lisa Lynn said...

This is so GORGEOUS!!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Oh wow Tracy! You've coloured G-fa Giraffe to perfection!! Love the layout on this one....something to file away for future reference...if I ever paper craft again that is :( Totally gorgeous card :)
Hugs xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

I love giraffes too, I think it must be their gorgeous eyes!! This card is as lovely as always with fantastic colouring and great design :)

Nancy said...

Oh, Tracy! That is just so fantastic! Great coloring of that adorable giraffe! Love the design and embellishments on this one too! :o)

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!!! Giraffes are my favorite animals!! My girls love turtles, bees, owls, etc... & I do, too...
But, giraffes have been my lifelong childhood fave. :)) :))

Your coloring of the spots is amazing !!!!! They look absolutely positively 3D!!!
Congrats on getting all of those "g" things on there!!
Glad to see I'm not the only one who goes "over the top" on challenge themes!!! Lol ;))
Remember my yellow card... Lol !
It still makes me chuckle & shake my head...
What was I thinking!!
Ok, didn't mean to write a book!! Ha!!

Anonymous said...

Oh forgot to say -- I love the layout of your card, too & overall design !! Hee hee ..
Ok, I'm done now!
;))

Anneke said...

Wow what a fab card Tracy!! So great :) And a great sketch to
Hugs Anneke

Renee said...

Love this Tracy! We visited a wildlife park in Arizona that had a couple of giraffes & one came right up to the bus & took carrots out of your mouth! It was awesome. What stunning animals they are!
Hugs, Renee

Debra Miller said...

Oh I love giraffes, what a great image and your coloring is fab as always. Beautifully done Tracy! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

Heidi said...

I just love this!
It's absolutely stunning Tracy:)
Your colouring is fantastic.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Tracy! Not only does your giraffe look absolutely adorable, but so real, too, love your colouring and those pretty blooms, truly lovely! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic giraffe, love the layout and those gorgeous little flowers
Kim x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Those wonderful layers...I love them! What wonderful coloring and image and I love those flowers...Grrrreat...Hugz, joann

Nonni said...

What a cool background!! Love it!

Charlene said...

This is just plain stinking adorable!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sigh. That image has got to be one of my all-time faves, Tracy! LOVE the way it bursts right through your frame. Swoon! Such a perfect card!

Debbie said...

This is adorable Tracy...Love that you used a giraffe.my kids loved visiting them when we went to the zoo.

Hugs
Debbie

Maria said...

What a sweet card! That giraffe is just darling!

Jennifer said...

Oh so wonderful! Such a fabulous giraffe image and your colouring of him is incredible! Love the flowers and all the striped panels you created! Love it!

Mary J said...

Oh wow, that is so fab, Tracy! I totally love the layout too with those gorgeous flowers!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh.......if that giraffe isn't just too stinkin' cuuute! Love it! I didn't know you collected these adorable creatures. Good to know. :)
I love the "bow" on the upper left corner. It looks like a die cut...but I don't see it listed in your card details. Can you tell me what it is? purty pweeze! :)
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Franz♥ said...

What a lovely card Tracy, this Mo's giraffe is too funny! your design is flawless, every little piece of paper is cut and pasted to perfection!

Lot of hugs, Franz.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your blocked background design and love the gorgeous spray of flowers! And could that giraffe be any cuter? I don't think so!

AnjaCardz said...

I really love your giraffe card, Tracy! Your colouring is outstanding again and I love how the bright image pops out against the beautiful paler papers. Just stunning, hun!

Hugs, Anja

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous giraffe and gorgeous coloring.

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Oh Tracy this is stunning!!! Love the layout and the adorable giraffe. Hmmmm can I copy but with another animal? :)
~Deb Ochs-LaGrone~
The Bling Chronicles DT
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card makes me sigh. The way the background is broken up is so pretty. It reminds me of a lovely sampler with something wonderful in each section. The giraffe is beautiful...definitely one of my favourite animals and you have done him justice. Love how he is so tall that he pops off the top of the circle. The flowers are the icing on the cake!

Melinda said...

I'm totally in paper love with this card! I'm a fan of stripes already and this card just makes me happy when I look at it--plenty of flowers, some hearts, pearlies, and even a sweet (beautifully colored) giraffe. So wonderful. <3