Saturday, 22 August 2015

Happy Birthday Elephants

I'm trying to stay in the crafting saddle, so I went online for some inspiration this morning, and then went back to one of the images I stamped last weekend.

This elephants stamp is another Clarity New Design Club image, and I coloured it in with Spectrum Noir Pencils (Greys 112, 114, 117 and 119), because my new found confidence is making this one of my very favourite techniques.

I decided to go with something different for the background. I got out my brayer and some Fresco Chalk Acrylic paints (in Turquoise, Chartreuse and Cherry Red) and "walked" it around the edges. It's one of those slightly unpredictable techniques, which for a perfectionist is a good thing to do sometimes! Must do it more often.

Finished off with a sentiment and a sharpie marker around the edges. Hope you like it.

Colour Q #304: Basic Grey, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight
Friday Mashup #222: Happy Birthday and Favourite Technique


  1. Claire, beautiful card! This is always cool and refreshing to go out of the perfectionist comfort zone :)

  2. This is marvelous, your background looks great! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  3. Great card, the background looks awesome! Great job mashing up the challenge!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Fun card! Love the creative background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Friday Mashup!