Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Release

I can't believe that its March already! With a new month comes a new release from Doodle Pantry and what a release it is. I chose to play with this gorgeous realistic lion from the set Lion & Lamb which has Easter sentiments but comes with individual lion and lamb heads. I needed a masculine birthday card and this lion was so perfect. I brayered the background and then coloured and cut out the lion. I'm still practising with shading on fur (I think some parts should have been darker under his mane) but on the whole I do like how his shading turned out.
Jump on over to Doodle Pantry and check out the March release and visit the other Design Team members, there are new members with different styles! Remember at noon the new Doodle Pantry Digital challenge begins and if you enter (using a Doodle Pantry image) you receive an image in return. Here's a link to freebies if you don't have one.
I've entered this into:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: getting digi with it
OWH Stars and Stamps: use a digi
Digital Tuesday Challege: things that leap
Shopping our Stash: include a sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges: Just for men

Stamps: Doodle Pantry Lion & Lamb, Stampin up sentiment
Paper: basic black, whisper white, apricot appeal
Ink: morning marigold, tangerine tango, dusty durango
Other: prisma markers,spellbinders deckle rectangles, stampin up modern label punch and square lattice embossing folder, brads, ribbon


  1. It turned out to be a very masculine it. I even thought you printed the picture of lion twice and cut out the inside and used pop-ups for 3 dimension....that tells me you did a fine job on shading.

  2. WOW!! Such an awesome masculine design Dawn!! I love that embossing in the background and how you've popped up the lion image!! :) HUGS

  3. Awesome card Dawn and the picture does not even due it justice. Your colouring is amazing as is the cutting out of the lion, so much attention to detail. Fabulous work!

  4. This is such a great masculine card! Love your coloring choices and coloring. The design could not be more perfect for the image. Awesome work, Dawn!

  5. Beautiful!! Such a nice masculine card.

  6. I love the Doodle Pantry and this image is amazing! Great card. the embossing is perfect and that row of brads looks terrific. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae
    Operation Write Home
    MWT Assistant

  7. Hi Dawn, What a beautiful card! Your lion is colored to perfection!
    Hugs, Sarah

  8. Wow Dawn, what an absolutely stunning card! Such beautiful coloring.


  9. Very nice masculine card! The color combo is so warm and appealing and such nice details too. Thanks for posting at Operation Write Home!

  10. You put this card together perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us over at the sisterhood of crafters.

  11. This is an awesome masculine creation! Love that background ... just perfect for this powerful image!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  12. Great card Dawn - it may fall under the masculine category but I would love to receive it in the mail :)

    Your coloring is beautiful, no worries there.

  13. You did a phenomenal job coloring the lion!

  14. What a fab card! Love your lion and great job with your brayered BG too! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and good luck in the draw.
    Lynne :)

  15. I am not great with animals sometimes so I am awe of your fabulous card.

  16. I am so looking forward to using this set, I have lots of guys that will love this. The dies you used are terrific. Wonderful job on your release card!!

  17. this lion turned out fabulous...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

  18. Cool card, love how you used the brads! Thanks for playing along with us over at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  19. This is a GREAT Masculine card!!
    Something I need practice at!!
    Love the texured background and the layout is perfect!