G is for "Giraffe"

 I really enjoyed this new image from Mo's digital Pencil.  As soon as I saw it posted I knew I wanted to make something with it.  Fortunately, the challenge this week at My Time to Craft is "G is for..."  Perfect!

The paper is "Wanted" by Cosmo Cricket.  My daughter picked out the paper.  I wasn't sure if it would be "too much"  with the giraffe pattern.  I rather like it now.  I colored the image with Copics.  The sentiment, by Stampin' Up, is from my recent candy win.  Thank you again, Audrey.

Copics:  C0, C1, E08, E31, E50, E61, E53, E55, R11, R20, R21, R22, W1, W3, W5, YG03, YR12, YR14
I decided to have a little fun with the camera and do something a little different.  I photographed this on my fireplace hearth.  I used a couple of volumes of my antique cyclopedia set.

 I must relay the story about them.  When I moved to Arizona twenty-one years ago my neighbor and I went out to a couple yard sales one Saturday morning.  I saw this amazing set of  seven Cyclopedias published in 1889 for only three dollars.  They were huge!  I wanted to buy them, but decided not to because of the size.  On the way home I kept saying "Darn, I should have bought them."  I absolutely love antiques.  After I was home about an hour my husband told me to just go buy them.  I hurried back, but they were gone.  The next day my neighbor called and told me she had something for me.  She had gone back to the yardsale before me and bought the books.  What a wonderful neighbor!  They are still a very treasured possession.

I also collect antique jugs and bottles so I put a few of them in the picture also.  It's nice to use props occasionally.  I have quite a bit of antique phone equipment.  Hopefully, I can figure out how I might photo that with a card.  I'll have to start looking for just the right digi.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Paper Playtime  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Animals or Insects
Crazy 4 Challenges Monochromatic Coloring
Sundays with Crissy Keep it Simple Stamper
Here Come the Boys  Critters


  1. Just simply PERFECT!!! Love it.

  2. Hi Diane,

    Your card is gorgeous, love the image and the photography too... I just adore books, old, new whatever and I really enjoyed reading your tale of how you came to own them.

    Pat xx

  3. Wow! this is stunning! Love the image and your colouring. The way you've matched the colouring to the paper is gorgeous! Great photographs too!
    Sue xx

  4. Diane - I love how you colored the giraffe image, and how you displayed it with reference to a book with a picture of a giraffe!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Animals OR Insects' Challenge #28, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  5. oh my goodness, that paper is absolutely perfect for that wonderful giraffe! what a fantastic card, Diane!

  6. This is stunning sweetie what a gorgeous iamge, thanks for sharing with us at Sunday's with Crissy hugs pops x

  7. I knew you & I loved the same things! I just finished a card with this same image last nite & was going to post it tonite. I wasn't too happy with the way mine turned out, but I LOVE yours! Isn't this giraffe just adorable!

  8. Okay, the card is down right awesome. I also love the way you photographed it. The story of the Cyclopedias makes your card more endearing.
    P.S. I sent you an email.

  9. Thank you for sharing your adorable card with Here Come The Boys, I love the image, the way you have coloured it and your background is perfect! Woo & Jacky xx

  10. The background paper was an inspired choice by your daughter Diane, this card is beautiful, I adore the giraffe image, it's so detailed and coloured to perfection as usual.
    Mel :o) xx

  11. A beautiful card. !

    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'anything goes' challenge . Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  12. Very cute! Thanks for joining us in the Sundays with Crissy Challenge!

  13. Very nice card, it really is a great image and the paper is perfect. I think you've done a great job of presenting your card too, fab! BTW, that's how we got our dog "should we shouldn't we...yeah lets,ah gone, sad, sons: tada got you something" Thanks for joining the Here Come The Boys Critters challenge, Donna

  14. This is so cute and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥

  15. Fantastic coloring. The dooted PP is so perfect with the pattern at the giraffe and the color too. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge LindaS/PCDT

  16. Diane, as usual your coloring is awesome! I've also got that image, but haven't taken the time to color it yet. I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work. Hugs, dj


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