Wednesday 22 May 2024

Sloths Colouring Book


I was fortunate to win a prize recently at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and was asked to be a guest designer for the new challenge starting today.

The challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps & Last Minute Manda

I was given this lovely image from Last Minute Manda to work with from the Sloths Colouring Book. You get 8 images in the set for only £2.40 and there is 25% off at the moment so excellent value.

I love this image and it was an absolute delight to work with. I love animals in general but absolutely adore sloths. They are such gentle creatures and so calm and serene. They have the most adorable faces and always look like they are smiling. Whenever I see them in as zoo or wildlife park I just love to watch them. My sister also loves them and I made this card with her in mind as she is going through a rough spell at the moment and we live far away and both have such busy lives that we don't get to see one another very often. So I am sending her a hug in an envelope in the meantime.

The card is A5 so I made the image about 10cm across. I used a combination of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Triblend pens to colour it. 

I had already selected the paper I wanted for the background which is a lovely fern one from a VERY old Hot off the Press pack which I have honestly had for about 25 years. I wanted the sloth image to be nestled in the greenery, surrounded by a lush Amazon forest. I knew I had a very old hibiscus die which I have not used before so that is another ticked off my list. I thought I had more cheese plant like leaves like in the image but surprisingly I don't. I had planned to surround the image with leaves but decided to fussy cut it instead.

The sentiment is from Tlc Creations and is a very old freebie from her blog. Paulette has been so very generous over the years and still has a lot of freebies on her blog and store. I coloured this with green chalks but it is so subtle the photo does not show it very well.

The hibiscus flowers have been cut with scraps of pink and purple card and yellow for the centres. I used Spectrum Noir glitter markers to add a bit of sparkle.

Thank you to Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge for inviting me as a guest designer for this challenge. It is open for 2 weeks and the theme is always Anything Goes using paper.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Sloths Colouring Book (Last Minute Manda)

Digital Sentiment - Tlc Creations

Dies - Flower Hibiscus (Ellison Designs Thin Cuts)

Paper - Cardmaker’s Earth Tones Creative Pack (HOTP)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers, Pebbles Inc Chalks

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)