Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Indian Elephant

This one is Imagination Crafts meets Sheena Douglass......in India!
I used gold Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium and an Imagination Crafts stencil to create the glittery background on gold pearl card, for a rich, luxurious look, it sparkles so much more in reality than the camera can capture.
 I embossed a strip of orange pearl card with a paisley patterned Cuttlebug folder, then rubbed on some pale gold gilding wax to highlight the design, after which, I added some orange grosgrain ribbon.
I stamped and heat embossed the elephant with a Sheena Douglass stamp, and used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to colour him.  Once dry, I flicked water at the image to create a mottled appearance, to add interest and texture to the skin.  I then painted the cloth and head piece with Imagination  Crafts Silkies, diluted with a little water, they have a lovely mica shimmer.
To finish off, I stamped a sentiment, again with with a Sheena Douglass stamp, cut out with a Spellbinders die.
I've been quite enjoying using CAS layouts lately, but making my "white space" anything but white, I've got "gold space" today!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Imagination Crafts - All That Glitters - IC products used - Sparkle Medium, mask, Silkies
Crafting from the Heart - #24 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Paperminutes - #327 - Asian
Crafty Sentiments - Summer or Summer Colours - I chose hot summer colours
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - #178 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cards - #13 - Sparkle and Shine
Fan-tastic Tuesday - #41 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Anything Goes


  1. this is stunning wendy - really brilliant combination! Thanks for joining us at imagination crafts this month too and good luck in the draw xx

  2. Fabulous card and image Ginny x

  3. Hi Wendy, stunning card, love your background and the elephant image is fab, beautifully coloured too, Kate x

  4. Hi Wendy
    Fabulous card.... Love the image....
    Thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  5. Hi again Wendy, another lovely creation and the colours you have used give a lovely Eastern feel to go with the Elly.

    Thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. lovely image on your card thanks for sharing with FTT this week rachel dt

  7. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  8. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "Crafty Sentiments" this week. Good luck.

  9. Gorgeous colors, Wendy. Love the blanket on the elephant's back, too. Thanks for playing with our Summer Colors Challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Cathy xx

  10. Thanks for showing your beautiful card for paperminutes.

  11. A great fun card thank you for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  12. what a brilliant card :) Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

  13. great card! thanks for joining us at jic!

  14. So pretty, the colours work so beautifully with the image. Thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge.
    Lindsay xx

  15. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Lovely card, I love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT


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