Showing posts with label Mama Elephant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mama Elephant. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


I used one of my favorite birthday stamp/die sets for my tag/card today -  Mama Elephants Ella and Friends.  Ella is so adorable and she has several animal friends for her to play with -  today I used the little mouse and put the party hat on Ella.  AND she's so easy to color with just a brush of gray around the edges - I used Copics.
To make the blue background, I sponged the white cardstock panel with Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon.  Then I spritzed water over the panel - let it sit to make watermarks - then dried it with my heat tool.   When it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment in the top corner.
For the tag, I used the WMS Stitched Tag die cutting it out of Soft Stone cardstock.  I cut the little hole cover out of Hawaiian Shores and looped Caribbean and Pink Sorbet Twine through the hole.  I die cut Ella, the hat and little mousie out of white card stock and colored them with Copics.  I adhered the hat to Ella's head layered Ella and the mouse to the tag using foam dots.  I used foam dots again to layer the tag over the blue panel.
I'm linking my tag card to the Tag You're It Challenge where the sweet tag/card below by Anja Curvers was the inspiration.

Stamps:  Ella and Friends - Mama Elephant
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ella and Friends die - Mama Elephant, foam tape, Stitched Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Caribbean and Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery, water spritzer - Ranger, Copics.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tag You're It

Today I have a tag card to share - that I made for the latest Tag You're It Challenge -  here is this weeks inspiration from Anja Curvers.
And here is my inspired tag card. 
I sponged the smaller tag with Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough ink then flicked water drops onto it and dried it with my heat tool. I layered it onto the larger white tag with foam dots. I colored the images from Ella and Friends with Copics.  The umbrella is popped up on foam dots and the  I added 3 dew drops to suggest the rain.
I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps Challenge -  I was inspired by the watercolor green background in the photo.
 Inkspirational Challenge Word prompt - Wild
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  I used MMMC#11 - April Showers

Stamps:  Ella & Friends - Mama Elephant
Paper:  white, Textstyle Library Ledger - PTI,  watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Tag Sale #2 and Tag Sale #8 - PTI, Ella and Friends Dies - Mama Elephant,  Copics: R20, E51, E37, BG32, foam dots, Dew Drops, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Cappachino Twine - The Twinery.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Candles and Elephants

I have two cards to share today - one a Christmas card and one a Birthday card made for challenges.
First up is one more card for my Christmas stash box.  I used 3 Waltzingmouse stamp sets for my design - Little Lanterns (lantern, hanger, chain, holly leaf, candle and flame), Bright Season (berries) and the sentiment is from Alpine Christmas.
All the stampings are embossed using either gold or silver embossing powder.
I die cut the lantern with a die from the WMS Little Lanterns Die set and scattered 3 white sequins over the card.
I'm linking my Christmas lantern card to the Merry Monday Challenge - add Sparkle, Shimmer and/or Bling.
For my next card I used an adorable little stamp set I recently purchased after seeing so many cute cards in blogland using it!   It's called Ella and Friends from Mama Elephant and this is the first time I've used it.  I die cut Ella and her hat using the Ella and Friends Creative Cuts die set.  I cut Ella out of Soft Stone card stock so she was already light gray, stamped her outline with Smokey Shadow ink then colored around the edges with a gray Copic and added a blush to her cheek with a pink Copic - SO easy to make her look SO cute (I'm not big on coloring too much!) Both Ella and her hat are popped up on foam dots.   I scattered some white sequins around the card for a little sparkle.
I'm linking my Ella card to two challenges:
Less is More - Lucky Dip Theme - 2 or 4 legs.
Curtain Call - Beach Ball (I used the beach ball colors on the bubbles Ella is blowing out of her trunk!)
I'm finally back to work today - thanks for all your well wishes while I had bronchitis -  and I was assigned to sit on a jury at Jury Duty yesterday -   the judge appointed me to be the foreman - Yikes! -  I'm pretty sure it was because I had been on a jury before (they ask you that on the questionnaire you have to fill in before serving) and when we got in the room to start deliberating, I found out that none of the other 5 jurors had been.  Luckily it was a quick case and we were released at 1 pm.

Merry Christmas Card:
Stamps:  Little Lanterns, Bright Season, Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Silver and Gold Embossing Powders, heat tool, Little Lanterns Die Set - Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Ella and Friends - Mama Elephant
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shore - PTI
Accessories:  Copics: R20, T2, R35, Y13, BG13, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, Ella and Friends Creative Cuts Die set - Mama Elephant