Friday, July 29, 2011

A Tower Of Giraffes.

I am always up for learning a new collective noun or two.  So when I created this baby card using this darling pastel trio of giraffes, I wondered what they'd be called?  Thank heavens, Google to the rescue.  From my reading, the collective form of giraffes is called either a tower, a corps, a journey or a herd.  Seeing that a tower of giraffes sounds so much cooler (mind you, I don't half mind a journey of them either), I thought I'd go with that:  A tower of giraffes.



I created the baby card below for this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  Not sure why I persist with entering their challenges, as I feel so out of their league, but I suspect the glutton for punishment that I am has me coming back for more.  What's the definition of insanity?  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?  One can live in hope now can't one?  The inspiration for this week is a lovely image engendering all things relaxing and enjoyable using the colors Pink, Green, Yellow and a Neutral as pictured above.  The reason why a baby card was inspired by this picture, was because as the mother of 7 that I am, a relaxing bath (particularly if it could be in one as fabulous as the one pictured above) daydreaming about being on a wonderful African safari would be bliss.  Ahhh, Calgon...take me away!


Without further ado, I present to you, with love, my tower of sweet baby giraffes:



Thanks a beautiful bunch for stopping by.  I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Bundle of Love and It's A Jungle Out There
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream and Prima DP.
  • Accessories:  Tim Holtz Ornamental Frame Alterations Die, Pinking Sheers, PTI It's A Jungle Out There  and Tiny Tags Dies, Papertrey Ink It's Animal Prints Impression Plate and Fiskars Texture Plate in Stripes.  Sparkly yellow button (from stash), and Pastel Green Grois Grain Ribbon (also from stash) and PTI Vintage Cream Jute.  Jo Sonja Acrylic Paints in Metallic Gold and Turquoise and about half a bottle of Pearl Glimmer Mist.  

12 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

What an elegant baby card. So much more interesting and serene than the typical baby card. I love the giraffes and I agree with you, a bath is a a luxury when your kids are little, or even big sometimes!

Mad for Paper said...

Jen,
your card is adorable. Love the "tower" of giraffes. By that definition of insanity, I think I am right there with you.
thanks for the lovely note on my blog.
Ang

Gina said...

I kind of prefer a "tower of giraffes, too". After all, it's what they *do* as well...tower over everything. So, it's fitting. :) This is a beautiful card! Thanks, too, for your sweet comment about my DD CASEing Audrey's card. :)

christy compton hall said...

This is simply FABulous! I have not been moved by this set, but you've floored me! Perfect colors, too.

Leigh said...

This looks great, Jen! I love that.... a tower of giraffes! Such cool imagery!
I have that Tim Holtz Ornamental Frame, too. I need to get that out and use it again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

You are so NOT out of our league! Your card is super adorable!! I love this card! It's so sweet! Anyone would love to receive this card! Fabulous card and we love to see you at the Tea Room!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Sue Ann said...

Love the giraffes in different colors ....... looks great and I love the use of the tiny tag!!! And you should keep doing the Tea Room challenges ..... i do not find the time do challenges but I love to think about them if that counts :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

An adorable card, love it!!!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So sweet Jen! Lovin' those giraffes! Reminds me of the gorgeous giraffes at the San Diego Zoo or Disney's Wild Kingdom!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a lovely post. Love your card and your inspiration. My feelings are somewhat the same, but I love your definition of Insanity!! Just enjoy what you love, you inspire many other people. Have fun and a lovely weekend. OH..good luck with the challenge.

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, I LOVE this!

Stephanie said...

Love your "shabby" take on a tower of giraffes!!! The colors are just so calming and neutral! Love that it's a different take on a baby card, too! Great job, Jen.......It's gorgeous!