Thursday, June 23, 2011

Grey is an Elephant

 Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge is from Lori this week and she wants us to use buttons on our card. I have plenty of buttons in my collection so this an easy one to do. I combined this with a sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday that has a spot for buttons. I stamped an Elephant image from Mark's Finest papers in black ink on grey paper and did shading in white, grey and black pencils. Easy way to make this stamp do all the work. Cut it out with a circle die and placed on a ring of orange CS that I wrapped with orange twine. Use a card base of black CS and an embossed mat of the grey CS.  Added ribbon, buttons with twine and a sentiment sticker to finish.
Challenges:
Speedy the Cat: Use one or more buttons....added 3 grey buttons.
Sweet Sunday Sketch: Sketch 122 shown below.
Crazy 4 Challenge: Add twine, floss, or string.
One Stop Craft: Use stickers on project. Used clear epoxy sentiment sticker.
Tuesday Throwdown: Make masculine card.
Scrap Creations:  Make a project with animal or jungle theme.

Supplies:
Stamp: MFP's African Veldt
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pencils
Papers and Ribbon: All from MFP's "On Safari" Pack
SU Twine
Buttons from Collection
Cloud 9 Design Clear Epoxy Sentiment Sticker
Nesties Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches

 “I meant what I said and I said what I meant - An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent! Dr”
Dr. Seuss quote
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa

5 comments:

Patti P. said...

This is one of my very favorite images from MFP and your design is lovely. I especially love the way you used the twine...what a great look.tfs

Olga said...

Love the card, that image is fantastic! Good luck in your challenges!!!!

Janeen said...

It sounds simple and you made this look great! Love the orange, which, seems difficult to use except at Halloween. :) Thanks for entering this creative piece with Speedy the Cat.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a great elephant image. Love how you used the buttons for the challenge. This is such a fantastic card with great composition. Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends. It is a pleasure to visit and see your awesome work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a great elephant card! You did a fantastic job of coloring him too!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!