Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Come to the Zoo

As I was going through my stamps the other day, I came across this old set from There She Goes called (I believe) ZooPendous.  What a hoot!  As I was making a card for our son who just turned 19, I thought it would appeal to his goofier sense of humour.  So, I masked up a scene of animals in the zoo to welcome him to his 19th year! 

I added in some hills for the background with my multi-liner, and that helped tie it all together and feel more scenic that just images on a page.  

Their silly eyeballs just crack me up.  I coloured and cut out the ostrich and peacock and placed them, popped up on the foreground of the scene.  

Can you see my major faux-pas in masking?  10 points if you can figure it out!  I cracked up when I noticed it, knowing he probably wouldn’t catch it, and I knew after all that work I wasn’t doing it again!  Let’s just say that in masking - you should always pay attention to what should be foreground and what should be background! 

I did add this stamping on the inside but forgot to take a picture before I had my husband write in the card....so you get a bit of our heart for our son in there too.  

Here is our guy today at his birthday lunch.  His boss let him have the afternoon off and we could treat him to some lunch and conversation.  It seems so hard to believe how quickly the time is going with our kids, who are now young adults.  What a blessing to build relationships with them at this age.  He is becoming a good man, and we’re very proud of him.  

Thanks for popping by to our zoo!   


KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and gorgeous and fab photo Christine
Gr Karin

Deanna Morgan said...

This is adorable. Your coloring is so wonderful (always) and I love how your color are always bright and eye-catching. Happy birthday to "him", too!

Conniecrafter said...

how fun is that, I love the expressions on their faces and the coloring is terrific, so nice that you were able to spend time with him on his special day :)

Leslie Miller said...

I love your card! Life can certainly feel like a zoo sometimes and it helps to have a sense of humor. So CUTE! I spent quite a bit of time studying all your photos up close and I cannot find your masking error. Now it's driving me nuts. Gee, thanks, Christine. Seriously, though, thanks for the smiles this morning.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, what an adorable stamp set and fabulous scene! I love the colors and definitely LOVE the googily eyes! Hehe! Now I spent a bit of time studying your photos up close and -- guess what? I finally found it! Haha! But truly, if you had not said anything, none of us would have known (no less your son). Truly, what a blessing to celebrate your wonderful son...a gift from God. And may he continue to love and honor God all his life. He certainly has great role models in his parents. Blessings on your all, sweet friend! Hugs and love! xoxo