Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CCEE1516



It's challenge time again and Frances is back with another fun challenge for us all.


Today is National Librarian Day, so for our challenge this week use a book as your inspiration …. Children's or Adults.

Having been a kindergarten teacher for over 20 years,  one of my favorite authors for young children is Eric Carle, who not only authored his books, but was also the illustrator for them. His art is so delightfully done, most often in a unique tissue paper collage mixed with his paints.

So for a fun card today, I used his very hungry caterpillar  that not only shows the stages a butterfly or moth goes through in its life cycle in the book, but it also provides the daily order of the days of the week. 

If you are familiar with this story, you know that the caterpillar eats through many things during the week, and on his last day before he goes into his chrysalis, he eats through some green leaves to settle his tummy. So, that is why I punched holes in my leaves for a bottom border.

Hope you have fun with this one, and will join us over at the CCEEstampers blogsite where you can link your card. If you load it over at SCS please use CCEE1516 as your keyword.

8 comments:

Ironlady said...

I remember reading this book to my girls when they were young and it was the inspiration for my Niece to create her nursery decor for her last baby. It is such a wonderful story.

Vicky Gould said...

Another book I'm not familiar with, but I sure do love your funny caterpillar! Cute, cute card!

StampOwl said...

This is definitely a favorite book for kids, love how you recreated the caterpillar on your card

Lois said...

Love the way you created your caterpillar!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love all the Eric Carle books, and this is one of the family favorites!! I love how you added the leaves as a border, and how faithfully you made the illustration like the book!! Well done!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome work on this fabulous Eric Carle caterpillar! Looks like you used large daubers to create him--genius! I love the munched on leaf border on this fun card! Great design, Liz!

Sabrina said...

I love this - a super take on your inspiration and very well carried out - the punched leaves are a great addition. I remember buying that book for the daughter of friends - I was working in the UK at the time and bought it over there to bring back on one of my trips. It was the first time I had read it, when I read it with her, and I still remember what fun it was to read.

Joanne (jojot) said...

love his books......and the fabulous bold illustrations....and YOU totally captured his style in your card....fab workk