Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Wild Things PP170 & RS88

Today in Melbourne we have a day off work for a horse race! It is billed as "the race that stops a nation" . Anyway, I won't argue with a day off at anytime, and have enjoyed breakfast in the garden in the spring sunshine, tidied my craft space and promptly messed it up again!
Oh, what joy!

 I saw the challenge at The Paper Players for "wildlife" and then searched for a sketch or colour inspiration and decided the RetroSketch sketch would fit really well.

In 2007 I (reluctantly) accompanied my mother, an intrepid traveller, to Zambia and Kenya. Needless to say, it was a marvellous experience, and one treasured moment was visiting a sanctuary for orphaned rhino. There was a mature rhino there who had been hand-reared after being orphaned by poachers who was tame enough for us to be photographed with. Of course, we could stroke his leathery hide as well, and I still get newsletters from the sanctuary in Kenya.

Now to tell you about the card. I've stamped the World Map (130342) onto Whisper White card, using a circular mask to keep the centre panel clear. I then used Zoo Babies, and a freshly inked black stamp pad to stamp a solitary rhinoceros into that blank circle, the congratulations is also from Zoo Babies (130453) and has been easily cut with Itty Bitty Banners Framelit (129267). The black circular frame was cut using the two largest circles from Framelits Circle Collection (130911). The wooden button (127554) and Linen Thread (104199) are the finishing touches. If you want to purchase any of these items, pop over to my online store or click on the names and you will go directly to them.

Enjoy your week, no matter what you are doing,


  1. This is darling, Rachel! I love the pop of the crisp black against the yellow and the world map is the perfect companion to the black rhino! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. That must have been a memorable wildlife encounter. Love your card too.

  3. What a fun rhino story Rachel and what perfect inspiration for a card! He's very cute, and I love the mix of patterns, especially the world map. Looks like he's traveled a long way to say congratulations! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!


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