Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elephant with Flowers (Gerda Steiner image)

Hello, everyone!  Gerda Steiner Designs is having a 72-hour weekend challenge with this adorable Elephant with Flowers.  He's carrying a little gift too!  Gerda herself is going to choose her favourite entry, and the winner will receive either a clear stamp set of their choice or a $15 coupon code.  The sweet elephant is provided for free for this challenge!  Well I would LOVE to win Gerda's new kitty stamp set so I had to play along!


I started my card with a watercolour background, which I mounted on yellow cardstock. I was inspired by the colours in Colette's Cosmic Colours Challenge # 13 (see below).  I coloured the elephant with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut. Using Nellie's Multiframe Tags, I die-cut a tag out of vellum and tied a bow with blue hemp twine.  I heat-embossed two sentiments in white on black scraps and affixed them to the vellum tag, along with some grass die cuts (Impression Obsession), which were left over from a previous project. The birthday greeting is from Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental clear stamps, and the special day sentiment is a wood-mounted rubber stamp from Stampendous, I popped up the cute elephant with foam tape and added a number of green sequins and a single yellow flower sequin.

Here are the inspiration colours:


I would also like to support these fun challenges:  613 Avenue Create Create Your Own Challenge (Col.1-image,bling, Col.2-sentiment, watercolour, die cuts, Col.3-solid colour paper, embossing, Col.4-flowers, Col.5-hemp) 1/3; Allsorts Happy Birthday 2/3; Aud Sentiments Cute Plus Sentiment 2/5; Come and Get It Tic Tac Toe (die cut, sentiment, flowers) 1/3; Cosmic Colours Challenge # 13 (TOP 3); Creative Corner AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; DL.ART May AG UE 1/day; Die Cuttin Divas Must Include a Flower 1/3; Dragonfly Dreams Lauralcraft How does your Garden Grow UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG No Patterned Paper 2/4; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Little Claire's Outdoors 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 2/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; On a Stampage Mynn's Birthday Bash Giveaway UE; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Inspired by a Song (Happy Birthday) 2/3; Our Creative Corner April Showers Bring May Flowers 2/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; {PIN}spirational Inspired by Colours 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets are left over grass die-cuts and black scraps 1/3; Scribble and Scrap AG 1/3; Scrappy Moms Stamps Animals UE; Scribbles Designs B is for... birthday, blue, black, bow 3/3;Send a Smile 4 Kids AG 4 Kids 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Yellow 2/3;Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamp and Create May Flowers 2/3; Stamping Sensations Flower Power 3/3;The Corrosive AG 1/3; Whimsy Stamps Anything but Square 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. I have candy!  Check out my 2-year Blogiversary celebration post here.

Cosmic Strawberry

45 comments:

Kuni said...

Oh, i really like this, amazing coloring and a very cute image.
Hugs
Kuni

Kuni said...

Oh, i really like this, amazing coloring and a very cute image.
Hugs
Kuni

AJ Bodine said...

I saw your entry over on the challenge and had to swing by to say how adorable it is, love that watercolored background and how you mounted on the tag!

DIANA L. said...

Adorable. I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

jimlynn said...

Great water color background behind that precious little elephant. A wonderful birthday card!!
Lynn

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Very adorable! Love the background you created. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Amy Cohen said...

Fabulous card and the watercoloring is superb. Good Luck at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Amy-DT

brenda said...

I love the colour palette Kitty and your background really sets the scene.

Many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Kitty, just want to also thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations.

B x

Di said...

So cute Kitty! Wonderful combination of colours too.

Hugs

Di xx

Bad Kitty said...

Wonderful card
nice colors

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

I love the image and the fabulous design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a sweet image and lovely background.
Pauline
x

Regina said...

Absolutely delightful card and an adorable image!
Regina*

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love love love your watercolour background!! Wonderful image and sentiment too. hugs :)

Donna said...

This is adorable! Fabulous background!

Kamila R. said...

Beautiful card! The image is so cute and beautifully coloured in, and I really enjoy your background! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act card challenge!
Kamila DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty and awesome colour palette.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Wendy L said...

This looks great Kitty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts for our Birthday celebration, some of the DT have prizes too. xxxx

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The elephant is so sweet!! The watercolor background looks amazing!! Love the colors!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sukie said...

Very sweet card, the background is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Kitty. The image is adorable and I love the watercolour background. Elizabeth xx

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

OMGoodness - how ADORABLE! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

- Mel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute thanks for playing at little claire and thanks for entering my candy

marion said...

I love the background, so lovely made, great card, lots of hugs and love, xoxo,, Marion

Colette said...

Kitty, this is so adorable. Thank you for playing along with my Cosmic Colours this month! :o) xx

Barbara GR said...

Very sweet birthday card Kitty!!! Thank you for joining us over at Creative Inspirations!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Mynn Kitchen said...

I totally adore that darling elephant! Your watercolored background is fabulous, too! Thank you for linking up with my Birthday Giveaway at On A Stampage! HUGS! :) Mynnxx

Shari Trumbull said...

HI There Miss KT Fit Kitty! Thank you so much for bringing this darling card to my April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner this month! Love that water color background! XOXO-Shari

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Cute elephant Kitty love the background too hugs Judith xxx

Sasha Jundt said...

Wow! What a great card! This elephant is soo cute! And i do love your watercolor background! Thank you very much for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck!
Sasha

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Another fabulous card KT! Love it!

Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

Taunya Butler said...

O am super impressed with this card and how you met the inspiration colors so well!! Your elephant is uber cute and just such an adorable addition to your card - the watercolored background looks incredible and matches so well!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm loving that water color background!!! So cute!

pinky said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Lillian A said...

This is very cute, Kitty -- the image, as well as your coloring and card design. Thanks for entering it into our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

Cathrine Rohman-Fransson said...

Super cute! Love the watercolour background. Thank you for joining our Creative Corner challenge. :) //Cat - Creative Corner Admin

Tindaloo said...

Sweet card, great details and coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Monika Reeck said...

This is really mixed media card Kitty
you made an awesome water color background
lovely coloring the elephant
and cute grass behind him love your black n white sentiment too
sweeet and cuuutee card my friend

Chana said...

Beautiful! The watercolor background really sets off your tag and elevates the design. Nicely crafted. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Laurian said...

Too cute!

Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Owner Dragonfly Dreams

sammi said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Song Inspired" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Hope to see you playing, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting