Pink Elephant in the air

Hi! I’m here with a fun card inspired by CASology: Week 193: PINK.

It started out rainy here today, so I took a few photos under the cover of a patio.Slide001

This little lady (knit by my mother) decided to join in the photo shoot.Slide004

 I made a sticker using this cute digital image, Elephant Giving Love from A Day for Daisies.

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I CASED one of my own cards. Here’s the “brother” card.

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Later in the day the sun peeked out.

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So, here’s a shot from my traditional location. I love (with the exception of my horrible hay fever) this time of year in Germany!Slide005I’d like to play along at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s: Weeks #226-227: Anything Goes.

How I made this card:

1. Printed the image on some white Avery Removable Multipurpose Label.
2. Fussy cut elephant.
3. Sponged 3 different shades of pink inks on the elephant to make it ombré.
4. While sponging a bit too vigorously, accidentally tore off the elephant’s tail! 😦
5. Stamped the checked pattern in a dark pink.
6. Stamped balloon & drew string on the card front.
7. Fussy cut balloon and string. (After drawing the string on a different card front and messing that up to!  My pen exploded. :/ )

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8. Lost the bit of the tail when I was cleaning up a little, arranged elephant and balloon, drew the poor thing’s tail back on, drew bow on tail, affixed all to card front.
9. Stamped sentiment.

I’d like to play this over at Virginia’s View Challenge with amiss you”, “hello”…any types of friendship card. Woohoo! Good to be able to play at VV again. 🙂

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This card makes me smile! I hope it does you too.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine – Reminder 2

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine.

Here’s our challenge graphic:

Here’s my card:

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I smooshed yellow ink, stencilled with an ARTplorations stencil and a yellow Gelatos stick, sponged a darker yellow through a chevron stencil

and then stamped with some of the large Trendy Butterflies stamps. I’d like to play this along at Double D Challenges:’YELLOW’ A Happy Place To Be.stmp1082.jpeg

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IMG_6705editedNext, I inked up a large sentiment stamp with more a rainbow of Gelatos. IMG_6707editedHowever, when I stamped the sentiment, it did not come off as clearly as I would have liked, so I re-stamped, slightly off the color, with black. This card makes me a bit uncomfortable, as it is not as “clean” as I like my mixed media to be….I went with it anyway. 🙂

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Next, I added some small black Trendy Butterflies. I’d like to play this along at ARTplorations Flash Stencil Project Linky Party.

IMG_6715edited  Finally I added the yellow cs sun which I had colored with some more Gelatos and added a white & black mat and a dark yellow card base.

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I had a lot of fun making this card! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by April 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 31.

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