Thursday, December 3, 2015

MFT December Countdown Release--Day 5



Welcome to My Favorite Things December Release Countdown!

Birdie Brown starts off Day 5 with Adorable Elephants--a set of pachyderms
that have matching dies, sold separately. I couldn't resist making two cards
with this oh-so-cute stamp set, and I know that I'll be making more.


I was trying to channel my MFT teammie, Kay, who creates fabulous
watercolored backgrounds. I brushed the surface of the watercolor
card stock with water, then added some splotches of Distress inks.


After the panel was dry, I spattered some white paint over the surface.
The little ellie was stamped and colored with Zig brush markers. I stamped
the butterfly and flowers and added the elephant with dimensional tape.
The card was finished off with a strip of patterned paper and the sentiment
that was white embossed and trimmed into a banner.

I used the same watercolor technique on the background for the second card,
and just changed up the colors.


Both card bases are the new Cement Gray card stock which is fast becoming
one of my favorite neutral card colors. Plus, it's the perfect "elephant shade", no?

Be sure to stop by today's post at MFT for links to other designers
participating in the countdown and leave a comment there for a chance
to win prizes! Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you tomorrow!




28 comments:

  1. Oh, these elephants are so CUTE! Beautiful water coloring and really fun designs, Donna!

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  2. Love the water color and colors you choose for the cards. I agree the elephants are adorable!

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  3. Love the simplicity of watercolor backgroung and simple stamped elements that highlight the elephant!

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  4. I am in love with your backgrounds, and these little Ellies! the little guy reaching for those runaway balloons is the sweetest!
    =]

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  5. Nice cards, beautiful coloring and cute elephant !!

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  6. From one Donna to another ... what a fabulous job. I've not tried water coloring but you sure have inspired me. Adorable cards and such cute elephants.

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  7. Love your watercolor backgrounds and how it makes the elephant image just Pop from the card.

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  8. Fantastic couple of cards. I think you nailed the watercolor background.

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  9. Awwww thanks so much for mentioning me Donna! You did a stunning job on the watercolor backgrounds! Your colors are so pretty! The perfect backdrop for those adorable little elephants! :)

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  10. Too cute! Love the watercolor backgrounds.

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  11. These are so playful with the fun watercolor backgrounds, Donna! I adore those elephants!

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  12. So cute - love the watercolor backgrounds.

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  13. Love, love, love - great watercolor backgrounds with the sweet Elles :)

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  14. Love, love, love - great watercolor backgrounds with the sweet Elles :)

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  15. Beautiful cards and both so very adorable Donna!

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  16. Donna, they are just way to adorable! Great coloring!

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  17. Fantastic watercolored backgrounds--so perfect for your adorable little ellies!

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  18. loving these elephants - as usual .... lovely cards!
    Sandra ltb

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  19. Love your watercolor -inked background! So perfect in every way!

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  20. Both the backgrounds are gorgeous! And the little elephants are just too cute!

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  21. This is super cute!! The way you did the backgrounds is fabulous!!

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  22. Your little pachyderms are A-DOR-A-BLE and yes, those water-coloured backgrounds reveal you channeled Kay wonderfully! Love these!
    Hugs~c

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