Monday, April 15, 2013

Mama Elephant April Stampede!


Hi and welcome to Mama Elephant April Stampede! If you arrived from Lea Lawson's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from the Mama Elephant Blog All the new April stamps are available starting NOW in the Mama Elephant Store! Without farther ado, here is my card for the hop.


I chose to play with the adorable Tree Friends set. Instead of using the tree as is, I decided to give it a slightly different look on this card. I wanted it to look like a taller tree with a couple of falling leaves that draw the eye to the sentiment.


The tree and leaves are colored with Copic markers. A piece of Japanese washi tape helped ground the sentiment. I also added Glossy Accents to all the green leaves for a little interest.

That's all from me. It's time to send you to one of our fabulous guest designers - Elena Roussakis' Blog! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each to 3 lucky people! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday, April 19th.

Here is how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
  1. Leave a comment on this blog post.
  2. Become a follower of Mama Elephant Blog
  3. Like/share us on Facebook
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Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Mama Elephant
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
coloring medium: Copic
accent: (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
sticker: (multi color Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

51 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

So creative and colourful, Alice! Absolutely love it!

Tina said...

Wow, this is incredibly cute. I want to try Copic markers now! The falling leaves are just perfect here. Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! Alice-- this is AMAZING! LOOOOOOOOOOVE the way you used this tree!! FUN!!! FAB design!

Clay and Amy said...

This is a great card! Wonderfully creative.

Laura M. said...

Lovely card! So creative :)
Thanks for sharing!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is awesome, I love when artists use creativity with stamps, etc. So pretty - love the colors, too. :)

Maeghan M. said...

Loving the colors in this card! TFS!

Sue McRae said...

What a creative design, love it!

Lizzy C said...

OH this is gorgeous! Such a creative use of the stamp set!

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the colorful glossy leaves.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! I love the colors you chose for the leaves and you definitely achieved the effect of falling leaves!

Amy Kolling said...

What a fabulous way to use this stamp! I love the falling leaves!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wow AMAZING Alice!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is amazing Alice. I love the way you have used the tree and the gentle falling leaves. Such wonderful colours too.
Sue xx

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fun and clever way to use the tree image!!! LOVE the bright and happy colors on this card too!!!

karenelr said...

I do so adore your card--thank you for sharing!

donna mikasa said...

I knew you'd do something CAS and fabulous! Love this!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! I love how the tree is at an angle.

Jen said...

Really such a creative take on this set - and I love the rainbow border at the bottom!

lostinpaper said...

This is absolutely so beautiful Alice!

Emily said...

Cute falling leaves!

Samantha Mann said...

yay!!! it totally looks like a super tall tree!! and the coloring is gorgeous!!!! LOVE the falling leaves! the glossy accents are a beautiful touch! :) love!

Pam said...

Just love how you used this stamp set!!!!!!!!!

Terri E. said...

That washi tape is fab!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you created the illusion of the tall tree...great card.

Jenn said...

Love the alternate look with the tree, Alice! So cute & LOVE the pop of colors! :)

~amy~ said...

love it Alice!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card. I wondered how you did the multi coloured piece on the bottom, know I know it was washi.

Memories by Manda said...

I've been a fan on facebook for a while now

Memories by Manda said...

I've been a follower of ME blog for a while.

Anita Rex said...

So colourful and fun!

yyam said...

Bravo. Excellent composition. That piece of washi is the perfect accent!

Elena said...

I love how you flipped the tree! And your colors really pop!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Michele said...

I adore how colorful the tree is, and that washi tape is to die for!!

Sandy said...

So pretty Alice!!
sandy

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors, and that fabulous washi tape you've used!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful! LOVE how you used the washi tape!!!

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Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the pretty rainbow of colors you incorporated into your pretty card Alice!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I have been following the Mama Elephant blog for some time now. :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

I am a ME FB Fan as well (under Crafty Math-Chick, with a hyphen) ;)

keeleykats said...

I love this set and all the color you added to it! Happy card!

keeleykats said...

I'm a ME follower and love the Pinterest boards!

justasiam said...

I am really enjoying the samples and the glimpses of the Tree Friends set...especially the sentiment about friends!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such a colorful unique card! So original!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card Alice! Love all the colouring and love the leaves falling and drawing your eye to the sentiment, very clever!

Elena said...

What a neat perspective. I like the trail of leaves leading to the sentiment.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! I love the use of the tree top of the stamp... very clever!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW!!! This card is amazing! LOVE the rainbow washi on the bottom... love love love!

JJ Bolton said...

Too much fun! I love how you colored the tree!!! (I would love to watch you color in a stamped image with your copics:)

~ Jo ~ said...

Fun, fun, fun! I just love the colors and how colorful this card is! Adorable!

HUGS,
Jo

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