Friday, 12 October 2018

Rest In Peace Monty

Earlier this week our lovely little ball python Monty passed away. This made me incredibly sad, although I suspect it was even harder for my partner who has spent almost 15 years with Monty, more than twice the time he's spent with me! I created a little picture in his memory, my interpretation of what snake heaven would look like. I think it helped me work through some of the sadness.

I'm linking up my little shrine over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Anything But a Card, Daring Cardmakers where the theme is pets and Make My Monday where the theme is animals.

I started by creating the sky by blending Distress Oxides and heat embossed the stars from Lawn Fawn Upon a star onto the night sky. I die cut the puffy clouds from vellum. I stamped my images onto white card, coloured with Copics and die cut with the matching dies. Last, I composed my scene, adhered all the pieces and splattered the night sky with gold watercolour before mounting the scene in a picture frame. 

Card: white 200 gsm card, Hobbycraft 190 gms white card, vellum from my stash
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle (and matching dies), Upon A Star, Critters from the Past (and matching dies), Wheelie Like You (and matching dies)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, 
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Distress Oxides 
Other: Gold embossing powder


Angelnorth said...

Lovely way to commemorate your beloved pet with an imagined reptile heaven. I had a friend at Uni (many years ago) with a python called Monty (who shared his vivarium with Jigsaw) - I’m sure your own Monty will provide plenty of happy memories. Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

sweetpea said...

We get so attached to our pets. Great card, thanks for joining in at MMM challenge Janet DT