Saturday, August 1, 2009

Here Comes the Stegosaurus

I think dinosaurs are pretty cool and the stegosaurus is my favourite. When I was pregnant I found a shop that sold plush dinos, but no stegosaurus :( I'm quite happy Luana has got into 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs' - she was actually telling me all their names today! So, I was a bit excited about Leah's July Challenge and had planned what I was going to make weeks ago, but it was left 'til today to actually make the card - oops! And Luana was having a velcro day, so not much time for stamping...

Leah pulled the colours Pacific Point. Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I (of course) had to run with the dinosaur theme too!

I know there are some very talented paper crafters out there, and using punches to create critters is not one of my strong points, so I did a bit of a search and found this cute little fellow on Kristen's Kreations and as an added bonus, it was a stegosaurus!! I tried really hard to think how I could do a triceratops using the scallop circle punch too, but creativity eluded me... If you know, could you please leave a comment!! Thanks!
I've made a couple of little adjustments to Kristen's original - I added in an extra layer of spine plates to emulate the double row, and I've added in tail spikes too which I just cut free hand. The reason Luana was telling me all about Harry's Dinosaurs is because I went on-line to double check Steggy's colours - he's a light blue with purple spine plates, so my little fella became Baja Breeze with Pacific Point spine plates! (I made an all Kiwi Kiss one as a prototype, so I'll pop him on a card and show you all at some stage). The rest of the card is quite straight forward - many thanks to my brother for humouring me and giving me suggestions on the layout!!

Thanks again Leah - this was a lot of fun!!

Stamps: Birthday Wish
Card: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Paper: Urban Oasis, Washington Apple, Hand Drawn (from the Level 3 Hostess Bundle Hand Drawn)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Punches: word window, 1 3/8" circle, small oval, large oval, 5 petal flower, Crop-o-dile, 1 1/4" square, 1 3/8" square
Other: paper piercer, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaller


Sharon said...

Natasha, this is gorgeous!!! I will definitely have to case your stegosaurus. The layout is fabulous. Well done.

thescrapmaster said...

Really cute!
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Kylie Ammerlaan said...

You are so clever this is fantastic. I just love love love this card Tash. This will definatly be one that I will have to case from you.