Saturday, 5 March 2016

Birthday Elephant

Hi and welcome!  Today's card encompasses a few challenges that are out there at the moment:  Muse Card Club, City Crafter who are looking for elephants on your card, ColourQ, and MFT Sketch Challenge.


From the adorable Muse card, I took the elephant, the balloons (although I only used one) and the solid color background.

I loosely painted distress inks plus Island Blue from SSS onto a panel of white cardstock.  Once that was dry, I flicked some of the Blueprint Sketch ink on top using a paintbrush before cutting the panel with a stitched die.

The elephant and balloon were colored with Copics and die cut.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a flag and adhered both the elephant and balloon to it.  The tag was cut from white cardstock and I also cut the top reinforcer from a scrap of the watercolored panel.  The sentiment, elephant and balloon are all popped up on foam tape.  I finished the card with some rainstones.


Thanks for visiting!





Products used:

Stamps:  Adorable Elephants (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Island Blue
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Adorable Elephants, Blueprints 20, Stitched Flag Stax (MFT), Tags a Lot (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Rainstones

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse and was the random winner at MFT Sketch Challenge.

17 comments:

Julie B said...

Fab w/c background to your sweet elephant. :)

Dolphine Luk said...

The card is so cute. the water-color background is so soft and beautiful.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is so adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your watercolored background and that elephant is absolutely adorable! Sweet card!

Jen Mitchell said...

Simply adorable! I love the watercolor background!

poppaeacards said...

This is beautiful! Love the water coloured background, love the colouring of the elephant and love the addition of the rain stones. Cx

Jenni's Jems said...

That baby elephant is very cute and love your delicate colouring of him against the watercoloured background! x

Rosemary said...

that perfectly colored little ellie is just way too cute!! fun card!

Aileen Ryan said...

Very cute and love your background, works perfectly with this wonderful little elephant.

Marina said...

Fab watercolour background on this cute card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Ardyth said...

Fantastic combination of all these challenges, Karren! Love the washed background! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Stella said...

Your choice of colors is righy up my alleye and your elephant is so cute. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Joyce said...

This is adorable, and I really love your stunning background. A real showstopper. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Barb said...

Congratulations on winning MFT's Sketch challenge....I love your choice of colours for the background and beautifully colouring of the cute little elephant.

Greta said...

Congrats on the win at MFT--enjoy your spending spree!

Ann Chuang said...

Congrats on the win at MFT!! I love your choice of colours for the background.