Monday, January 9, 2012

Soft and New and Baby Blue Elephant

This little elephant from Tiddly Inks is a perfect image to celebrate the birth of a new little baby boy.
To make the card I used dark grey, light grey and powder blue cardstock from Bazzill. I also included a strip of “Let’s Pretend” paper from Imaginisce. The pattern paper and a small piece of light grey paper have both been dry embossed with the Sizzix Alligator Skin envelope. The three nesting shapes where all cut with Nestabilities on my Bog Shop. The sentiment was printed by me on my ink jet printer. I pop doted the image off the page and added a small knot of blue ribbon from my collection. I added a few doodles with me Copic multiliner and sprayed the card with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Most of the edges have been shaded with my black Tim Holtz Distressing Pad.

The elephant was first colored with B21 and B000 to give a blue shade to his skin, then I used C5, C3, C1 and C00 to do all his shading and coloring. I love the bluish grey tone that the elephant has from the extra step. I’m going to do the same this with a little background pink next time and make a card for a little baby girl. I've never used two colors on top of eachother before so that was fun.

I will be sharing this card with the following sites:
My Little Card Was A Featured Spotlight at Joanna Sheen Challenge


Jane said...

Simply beautiful, love the sentiment too! Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge this month. Jane (DT) x

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

ooooh, I love that sentiment, must remember that one. Wonderful job and lovely distressing.

Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks - Celebrations Challenge. Good luck!

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet cards, Katie. Love them all. So happy you joined us on the CYP DT. Looking forward to seeing more of these adorable projects.

Joey said...

Oh Katie what a sweet sentiment, thats so cute, fantastic card, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey x

carol said...

gorgeous creation,love the image,thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ play again soon, x carol

J said...

Aww, cute card. I love your little blue elephant - thank you for sharing him with us at Crafty Cardmakers!


~Michelle~ said...

what a cute card! Love the blue balloons! :) Thanks for entering your card in the icopic challenge! :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I can't wait to see the pink version!

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation ,its a fabulous interpretation of the theme this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz New Beginnings Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Such a lovely card and love those gorgeous soft tones and such beautiful colouring. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


Arabella said...

This is so sweet Katie! I love the grey with the blue and that sentiment is fabulous!

Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!


Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card - love the image and the paper
Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Doreen xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card so glad you joined us at Crafty Catz this week

Loopylou. said...

awwwwwww this is so cute! i love that little elephant for a baby card!
thankyou for popping in on the tiddly inkers this week
hugs Lou xxx

Amanda R said...

Great coloring on the elephant and adorable baby card, nicely done! Thanks for joining in this week at Tiddly Inks!

Rachel x said...

What a cute card- love the colour-scheme!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Annette Bowes said...

Adorable card Katie! Beautiful colouring and perfect sentiment, thank you for joining us this month at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous baby boy card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom.

Good luck!

Jo xxx

Anne said...

What a totally adorable card. Thanks for playing along with us in the Cupcake Craftroom. Good Luck! Hugs x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cute card, love that little elephant, hes sooo cute!
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

aaaawwwwhhhh thats lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and hope to see you again soon.

Melly said...

Aww this is fab!
Utterly gorjuss wee creation!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

thescrapmaster said...

This is just totally adorable! I love your soft blues. Thanks so much for playing at iCopic.

lynne said...

What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is fab, so soft.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our New News Challenge!!
Hope your having a lovely weekend!

Lynne x x

Alicia said...

Hi Katie,
This is a beautiful card. I love the image too. Perfect for a new little baby. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers. Take care,
Love Alicia xx

osirisandloki said...

A lovely card to give a proud new parent. the elephant is co cute! thanks for joining us at the mad 4 markers challenge blog! Tara:)

Sammi said...

So beautiful!!! It's lovely adding the grey over the blue isn't it! Looks great on your elephant here!!
Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers in our new colour combo challenge!