A new member of the extended family was imminent, so a card had to be made. And I thought this cute little elephant floating away with his balloons would do the job nicely.
A quick check back on Facebook confirmed my vague memory that it was going to be a boy, so I took out all the blue Copics and set to work. The BV2n markers are a really nice alternative to straight greys for an elephant.
I coloured all the balloons in different blue blends and added a white highlight to all of them (apart from the one tucked in underneath).
For the background, I die-cut some heavyweight acetate with a cloud edge die to create a mask and used a stencil brush and some Distress ink to create a cloudy sky for the elephant to float in.
I stamped the sentiment, die-cut the panel out and then layered it over a piece of plaid patterned paper on the card base. A few blue stars finished it off.
elephant – BV20, BV23, BV25
elephant ear – E00, E01, BV20
bird – B000, B01, B02, B63, B66
balloon 1 – B60, B63, B66
balloon 2 – B21, B23, B24
balloon 3 – BG02, BG05, BG07
balloon 4 – B02, B04, B06
balloon 5 – B000, B01, BG02
balloon 6 – FB2, B21, B26
Avery Elle – story book (sentiment)
- digital stamps:
Craftin Desert Divas – happy hello
Lawn Fawn – small cross-stitched rectangles
Mama Elephant – landscape trio (mask)
Distress ink pad – tumbled glass
Ranger – archival – manganese blue
Sharpie – extra fine paint pen – white
Papermania – sparkling stars – assorted brights
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
My Favorite Things – paper pad – county fair plaid
Claritystamp stencil brush
This image was coloured on 6th February 2018; day 23 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge