This weeks movie over at Cinema Saturday is The Lion King, and I am lucky enough to be guest designer!
The Lion King has been a long-time favourite for me, so I was thrilled when asked to be guest designer for it. I was about 18 when I first saw TLK, and initially thought "urgh, a kids movie?" but Timon & Pumbaa won me over, particularly with their distraction of the hyenas during the fight to regain Pride Rock. I'll quite often start singing this at random, and have got my kids hooked on it too - so this just had to be the scene I was going to base my card on.
While my sister has both a realistic meerkat stamp and some Lion King stamps I decided that nothing would really satisfy me, I had to have a big Timon in "drag"... I merged a few images in Photoshop, printed them out and then cut out the various sections for templates to create a paper-pieced Timon. The flower was created with bits and pieces from the Pretties Kit, the skirt is a lot of frayed Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and the lei is a whole heap of Trio Flower punchies. I had no idea what I was going to do for the background until my new catty order arrived with it's Urban Garden paper... this pattern reminded me of the "I just can't wait to be king" scene, where Simba pokes his head through a bunch of long grassy stuff to make it look like he has a bigger mane. I finally squeezed some stamping in with "luau", clear embossed on Bali Breeze paper, cut out and edged with a Basic Black marker.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Naturals Ivory, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Big Deal
Accessories: Basic Black marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Tangerine Tango "marker", Rose Red marker, Regal Rose marker, Summer Sun marker, Pretties kit, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Urban Garden DSP, Bali Breeze DSP, clear embossing powder, sticky strip
Show watched while creating: The Lion King