Tuesday, February 8, 2011

MFP Blog Hop Big Cats



My Big Cats sample uses the magnificent tiger image colored in Copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. I embossed the Aged Sunflower cardstock in copper with an old primitive prints wheel that I had, mounted it to Crisp Copper Kettle and Deepest Mahogany cardstocks, finished with some cording.

For a list of links for today's hop and blog info, please check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

45 comments:

montygonza said...

Wow this is my favourite card on the blog hop so far this is just beautiful. I love the background it pops out at you and your tiger is just magestic.

Amanda

jdmommy said...

Wonderful coloring, fabulous bg! WOW!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an exceptional creation, Joanne! I love that copper embossed background and your beautifully colored tiger!

pennykitz said...

Wow simply amazing!!! I love it!
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Liz Williams said...

What a gorgeous background for this fierce friend.

Becky said...

This is just stunning. Wonderful design.

Lois said...

Your coloring on that regal tiger is awesome. And I love the background you chose.

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Joanne, that embossing with that awesomely colored tiger - OUTSTANDING!!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! TFS

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card Joanne! Love the background to go with the big cat!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Joanne- Your card is fantastic! Love that bg.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Nice background and the octagon really works with this stamp.

Ted said...

Love the octagon shape choice here. :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Joanne--you did a fantastic job with this card. I love that background that you made to put this handsome guy one!!! Great masculine birthday card! TFS

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the embossing!!! Great job!!!

Theresa said...

Love the background design and coper embossing...so creative....great stamps! Fabulous card!!!

Carol L said...

The way you colored this gorgeous tiger is over-the-top!!! The copper tones of your embossed background make this one AMAZING, gorgeous card! LOVE THIS!!!

crotnem said...

The background is awesome! so is the tiger.

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME AWESOME coloring!! Great bg too~

Connie said...

Awesome coloring job Joanne!
Connie

Julye said...

Fab backing very tribal, and show the tiger really well, thanks for sharing.

Virgo5 said...

He's gorgeous and perfect background!

Darla said...

I think I have that same wheel.
Great card!! TFS

Claudine Poch said...

Great African-like card!

imastampin said...

Joanne, this is great. The bg is awesome and goes so well with the image.

Pat said...

I love that card. The stamps you used for BG are perfect, and set the stage for the big guy!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Kristie Maynard said...

What an amazing card! Love that background, perfect with the image!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous background and beautifully colored tiger.!

Connie C said...

This is so incredible! What a great way to do the background and the way you matted your image with black just really sets it off. Love the coloring you did. He may just be the most fantastic tiger of them all!

Donna said...

Love that background paper! It goes great with the image!

ButterflyEars said...

Truly beautiful, I love your coloring on this gorgeous cat.

redwasher1 said...

Love this card!! Perfect BG!!

Amy said...

What a fabulous card!! Love it!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE how you colored that tiger, Joanne! GORGEOUS!

Janet said...

Very nice.....love the over look of your card.

Peggysuez said...

Such a neat embossed background!

Sharon Peele said...

Joanne, What a beautiful card!! I love the coloring and embossing you did!! Awesome Job!!!!

thinker said...

love the hex shape

Emily Keaton said...

I love the African feel of this fabulous card, Joanne! Great work. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

You really highlighted this tiger so beautifully! Perfect paper and I love the layout!

Dawn Mercedes said...

fabulous coloring...great background!!

Roxie said...

The embossing looks awesome with the big cat image.

Neva said...

OMGosh Joanne, this is AWESOME. Fabulous dp to pair up with that image