Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Friendly Ellie

Isn't this image adorable?!? Actually this entire stamp set is just adorable. It is a new set from Stampin' Up! called Happy Heart Day. I named this elephant Ellie because my youngest daughter, Brooke, adores elephants. Her "lovey" as some people call them, isn't a blanket (my oldest still has blankie which she MUST sleep with every night and she is 8!). Brooke's favorite friend that she must sleep with is Ellie. An adorable Beanie Baby elephant which she has had since she was a tiny thing. We actually have 2 Ellie's - exactly the same - so that we won't be in a bind if one is in the wash. Usually at any given time she has both Ellie's with her.
The image is stamped and then water colored. I used my Stampin Writer Markers to add some darker color to certain areas such as the edges of the hearts and parts of Ellie. I also used my Bashful Blue SW Marker to very thinly outline Ellie . It sort of gives the illusion of a sky...not as good as some of these water coloring genius' that are out there, but it works for me. The pretty ribbon on this card is the new striped ribbon from SU. I used it on the mailbox a couple entries ago and it looks so cute on this card don't you think?
Supplies Used: Real Red cs, ink, SW Marker, Striped Ribbon, Bashful Blue cs, ink, SW Marker, Whisper White cs, Certainly Celery cs, SW Marker, Going Grey ink, SW Marker, Aquapainter, So Saffron ink, SW Marker, Crafter's Tool Kit, White Signo Gel Pen, Black Staz On.

4 comments:

Claudia said...

What a HAPPY card! This one is great!

KimberlyG said...

I just found your blog through SCS! It is absolutely wonderful! Your designs are fantastic! Thanks for all of the inspiration! :D

Susie said...

I love your card. This set is lots of fun to use.

Katie said...

This is soooo cute! The red striped ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.