Monday, March 19, 2012

Ellies and Tigers and Cards, Oh My!

     Welcome back friends & followers!  Two posts from me today, impressive no?  I have two more cards to show you today.  The first was made for a Stamp TV Challenge to CASE DT Member Lee Murphy, a daunting task if you have seen her uber impressive gallery.  I selected to CASE this card: 'Wild Elephant' using Theresa Momber's new 'Wild About You' set which I LOOOOVE because I really love elephants.  In fact, when I saw this card by Lee I was SOLD!  So, here is my card based on this one:
You are supposed to change at least 2 things about the card for this challenge, so I swapped out the background patterned paper (mine is by DCWV - it has orange glitter on it, not sure that shows up in the photo), changing the ribbon to this pretty, gold, glittery, netted ribbon that I picked up at Michaels in the holiday section (Lee likes glitter) and I didn't have room for the sentiment so instead I attached some pretty bronze bling (Lee also likes bling) in a favorite 'Lee arrangement' in the corner.    My section with the silhouette elephants is a little smaller as well.  The adorable ellie was stamped on the orange oval die cut and then again on Gina K. Luxury cardstock and colored with Copic markers (C00, C1 & C3) and cut out and paper pieced onto the orange oval.  I like how the cute ear sticks out a little bit this way.  I hope I did Lee proud.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:


     My second card was created using My Time Made Easy Pretty Patterns Sketch 50 and the cute 'Cubbin' Around' image from Meljen's Designs:
(aren't they cuuuuuute?!!)  I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color in the tiger cubs and Copic Markers (C00, C1, C00) to shade around them (wanted to see what it looked like - do you like that effect?  I am still deciding).  The wild B&W striped background paper is from a new Recollections stack by Michaels and then I embossed a few Only Orange strips with my Animal Prints EF and tied a narrow, black stain ribbon around it to complete the sketch.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:


     Well, that's all I have for you today my friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see my creations and read my ramblings.  Be sure to stay tuned, blog candy will be forthcoming in the near future!  ;)
~Crafty Math Chick

14 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Bothe your cards are truly wonderful!! Like how the dp's do match the animal on the card...spots for elephants and stripes for tigers!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
Hugz

Cheryl said...

Really cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Jackie said...

What darling cards! I love the colors and the images you used, plus that gold net ribbon...fabulous touch! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Joey said...

OOOOOOOOOOH these are gorgeous!!! I absolutely love elephants, and I love the cute cubs. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey xx

Anne-Marie said...

I adore your sweet ellies....and that gold mesh is gorgeous! Love this....thank you for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle this week...good luck!

mudmaven said...

I agree - those tiger cubs are just too cute. Love the ellies too. Thanks for joining us for our How Cute is That! challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Pinkllilac said...

Wow super card and the image is so cute.
Thank you for joining us over at Sundays with Crissy.
Hugs Linda

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOVE this - it's so colorful. That zebra print paper is too cool. Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

Trish and Treasure said...

What a wonderful card! Fabulous elephants!!!!! and I love how you added the golden mesh and orange cardstock to lift your elephant ,so creative ! Thanks for playing in the challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. So glad you could join us!
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

HeidisHobbystuggu said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu this month!

LindaSS said...

I love how you made the ground pop out on the first one.. perfect.. .) Thx so much for joining us at HeidisHobbystuggu this month and hope to see you again.. :D

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness - those cubs are just too cute!! Great coloring. I just love elephants. Fabulous cards.

Marie Gamber said...

What a cute card. I love animal images. Love your selection for your background DP
Thank you for joining us at CMC! Come back soon!
Hugs,
Marie XX

Eva Marie said...

I love the little tigers ♥
Thanks for joining us at HeidisHobbystuggu
xx