*This is 1 of 2 blog posts today. For the Simon Says Stamp Mothers & Fathers 2014 Release Blog Hop, click HERE.
The April Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge is a fun one! I love the colors, the composition, the textures, pretty much everything about the inspiration photo, don't you?!!!!
HERE'S HOW TO PLAY ALONG WITH US:
1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Challenge duration 4/3/2014 - 5/5/2014
3. No limit to how many entries, in other words, go buck wild!
4. Link up your project using the Inlinkz tool on the bottom of the post on the ME Blog HERE.
5. PRIZE: A SPOT ON THE ME CHALLENGE TEAM!!!!
For my card not only did I draw from the colors used in the inspiration photo but I chose to create a "beach-themed" card as well! I love how adding layers of patterned paper, vellum and/or cardstock die cut with the Femme Frames stitched rectangle die and the Landscape Trio wavy dies gives a lovely realistic "scene". And there are so many different ways to use these dies together! Love that. (Please see the "Similar Projects" at the end of this post for more cards using these dies together.)
The sweet image of the bunnies plus the carrots are from the Honey Bunny Stamp Set. I colored in the bunnies with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. The stamped and embossed the greeting from Everyday Greetings with white embossing powder and added stamped and embossed "seagulls" from the Sunny Skies Stamp Set.
For the little die cut scenery additions in the left bottom corner of this card I used this design (Design ID #43350) from the Silhouette Online Store, die cutting the different elements from scraps of 6x6 patterned paper.
- "Some Bunny Loves You" Card Mama Elephant Designer Series card feat. Honey Bunny Stamp Set
- "Welcome Sweet New Baby" Card feat. Mama Elephant Just Hatched Stamp Set
- "I Appreciate You" Card feat. Mama Elephant True Friend Stamp Set
Thanks for hanging out with me today. Be sure to come back Wednesday for my Mama Elephant Designer Series post on the Up and Away Creative Cuts Dies. I have 3 brand new cards and a video!
See you then!