Wednesday, January 27, 2016

a bubbly i heart you

Hello!  So does it seem like a slow week?  I can't help but think it is after hearing my hubby suggest it.  The power of suggestion!  Can't he say something that will make me more productive?  Sometimes I need motivation to finish up my projects.  What motivates people to get up and blog every day?  I don't think I have enough projects to blog each day.  I do have a list of things to do but finding that push to finish them is difficult.

Here is my latest card using My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants again.  That is the most appropriately labeled stamp set, isn't it?  The elephant images in this set are truly adorable.  I had this idea in my head that this particular elephant would be blowing bubbles from his trunk.  I didn't quite know how I would do this since I didn't have any bubble stamps!  I thought maybe I could use a bubble font and print it out?  But in the end I just drew them out.

I made the background using distress inks.  I like that a lot and I like these colors a lot.  Maybe I'll start to branch out a bit but still trying to craft on a budget here.  I first drew out the bubbles on white paper and cut them all out but it didn't look too realistic since they were white.  So I drew them again on to vellum and cut them out.  I did so many trials!  Then I added some stickles on the the black edges and highlighted a little with a light blue Copic.  It is a bit faint but there are white bubbles too that I made with a white stamp pad and highlighted as well.

Hope this week is not going too slow for you!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


5 comments:

Cheryl said...

So cute! Ingenious bubbles! I know, slow week, yesterday I thought today was going to be Thursday. Yes, It looks hard, I don't know how you keep coming up with new cards.

Cheryl said...

So cute! Ingenious bubbles! I know, slow week, yesterday I thought today was going to be Thursday. Yes, It looks hard, I don't know how you keep coming up with new cards.

Rachel Parys said...

Cuuuuute!!!!

Lynn said...

Oooooh, this card really came out well....worth all the trials. I think I will NEED to get that MFT stamp set. Your creative idea to make the elephant blow bubbles is genius....and heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day...perfect!

Denice said...

Adorable is right, and the hand drawn ballons are a show stopper!