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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Lee Holland - Elephant with Flower for Deep Ocean Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well.
Welcome to a new challenge over at Deep Ocean Challenge, this time we would like to see your makes with Dots and/or Stripes. Easy right? Your project can be anything, it just needs to have spots or stripes (or both) visible somewhere on your make.

I used both for mine, I have striped design paper and spotty ribbon, plus some added 'extra' with these enamel dots.

For my card today (it's CAS again, don't faint!), I used this adorable Lee Holland image from Whimsy Stamps, isn't he adorable?

I just love colouring up these cute animals in unusual colours, and I chose lilac (my fav as your know) and pink today and made his huge flower a lovely bright pink. I have to admit that for once I coloured the image before picking out my papers, but that's quite rare for me.
He's coloured with distress ink markers in the following colours:

Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry and Pumice Stone. (I'm afraid I can't remember which green I used, it may have been Shabby Shutters).

I stamped out my sentiment on some white card and then cut it into sections and popped them up on some foam tape. This was initially because I couldn't get the sentiment to fit on the frame as it was, without it being partially obscured by the Ellie, but I rather like the look of how it turned out.

We would love to see you join in with our challenge,

you can win this great prize

A €10 Gift Certificate to Craft Heaven Shop

thank you Tina Makuc for sponsoring us!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Chocolate, coffee and cards - Stripes and Polka Dots
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dots

Don't forget to pop across to the blog to check out the rest of the DT inspiration :) xx


  1. Very cute little elephant and beautiful card, so sweet!

  2. Love the cute elephant Linda - he looks lovely in Lilac and pink. Fab sentiment.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  3. Such an adorable card Linda. Love that image and your fab colouring and colour choices. Brilliant! Hugs, Wends x

  4. It may be CAS, but this card still is a real eye candy. I like how ypu coloured the elephant in purple. I wish I was brave enough to colour animals in unusual colours, but I don't think this will happen any time soon. Lol The sentiment is great too and I think it looks great cut into pieces. Fab CAS card!
    Hugs! Xx

    1. ~In all honesty I find it easier to colour animals in unusual colours. If I colour them in their natural colours than they have to be good enough to look realistic, in purple it doesn't really matter if my elephant doesn't really look like he has elephant skin, because it's artistic licence right? ;) xx

  5. What a wonderful card, love the layout and your beautiful colouring.

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Sweet card! Great design! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  8. Super adorable CAS!


  9. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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