10 Feb 2011

Elephants should be grey

This is my very first ever ever challenge card entry for the new monthly challenge over at Little Claire. I love their stamps, and I love elephants and they are so lovely as to do some really wonderful Elephant stamps. Here is one of a set called "Lots of Fun" which I picked up from their stall at Stamperama on Sunday, along with a grey Pro-Marker pen.

Now I really love Elephant stamps, and as well as my Little Claire ones, I also have the Ellie range from Stampasaurus, the cutest Elephant in the whole world (apart from the one that acts as my avatar and has her own place on the rocking chair in my craft room) Now my elephant is Pink. And for her that is a very suitable colour. (She is also dressed in dungarees, and you don't see many elephants dressed in those!) But really for stamping, Elephants should be grey. But what do you do when you don't have a grey Pro-Marker pen? I have tried Pink, Blue and Purple. All kind of funky but not quite Elephant-y enough for me. I have also tried using a different kind of pen, but it shows against the clear effect of the Pro-Markers So finally I can do Elephants in the colour that they were meant to be!! I will obviously be getting the lighter grey colour so I can do 2 different kinds of grey elephant. What kind of crafter would I be otherwise??

For those who are interested (and for the folks at Little Claire) the Stamp is Lots of Fun coloured with Pro Markers (Cool grey 2, Pink Carnation, Powder Blue and Leaf Green) and the water picked out with Glossy Accents. The cardstock, both yellow and green is taken from a double-sided sheet, out of a Papermania Birthday collection box (for which I must say a big THANK YOU to my mum who saw a few in her local craft shop reduced to £8 and cleared the shop of all sets, sending one my way!!) The flower and button are from the same box set. The card candy is Craftwork cards, from the Candy store and the Peel off (which didn't come out well with the flash) is from an unknown source, I can never keep track of where I got them from. 

I'll let you know how I do in the challenge, but putting that aside, this is a fab stamp and a very easy card to make. Its so nice when it all comes together. 

Love Elliefantasy xxx


maxine said...

A lovely card so cute thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Little Claire x

Wishcraft said...

Such a cute card! Love the image and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire :o) Lisa x