Thursday, 26 November 2015

Elegant Elephant

Hi there. I've been trying to write this post all week but it's been a bit of a busy one. Hubby is out tonight though, so I thought I'd make the most of the peace and quiet.

I've been beavering away in my craft room. I've made a camouflage evening bag and started on my dress. I figured if it doesn't work out I can always use the bag with a black dress! The do is next week so I don't have long to do it and I have samples to make for Barbara's next show. Busy, busy, busy!

Did you see Paul Church's show on Sunday? I think he did a great job.

This is one of my samples from it. It was inspired by an old rubber stamp I have in my collection.

I used Grunge Paste for the elephant. When it was dry I put the stencil back in place and sponged on some grey ink. I covered the tusk up with a Post-it while I did this to keep it white. I did go around the edge of the tusk with a cream pencil to make it stand out a bit more though.

This is the finished naked elephant. He does look handsome but I thought he'd like a nice outfit.

This also gave me a good excuse to play with the corners.

For the blanket I spritzed yellow and orange Glimmer Mists through the Trellis stencil then decorated it with the corner stamps. I used a craft knife to make a slit along the ear for it to go behind. A cap and cuffs finish off the outfit.

There was a bit of a gap at the top, so that gave me the idea of having "happy birthday" come out of his trunk.

I spritzed some more card to make a nice yellowy orange mat. I just wish you could see the glimmer.

I hope you like it, it was one of my faves from this month.

Stamps and Stencils Used

Before I go, here's a sneak peek at my bag.

It's the Bobbi clutch from Debbie Shore's new magazine. I really hope the dress goes as well!



  1. What a lovely card! I would never have believed anyone could make such a stunning card from a grey elephant! Your talent never ceases to amaze and delight, although I have to admit that my bank manager is not quite as delighted.....most of your cards have been the inspiration for my large Clarity order today!! *happy sigh*. Thank you Lynne :)

    1. Thank you Diana. Have fun with your new goodies. x


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