Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Pink Elephants on Parade!

Or maybe that should be "Pink elephants on the hop" since we're blog hopping today. Don't worry, I'm not going to show you any scary cartoon sequences. What were those animators on - yikes! The pink elephants here are a darn sight cuter than Dumbo's hallucinatory experiences too, lol!

This is the second of my projects in the Cornish Heritage Farms and Shimmerz swap.

What's more girly than Bubblegum pink? Bubblegum pink with some shimmer, of course!

I found Shimmerz works well with watercolours so I added a little pink watercolour pencil to the lower part of each elephant and then used the paint to blend the pencil and colour the rest of each image. I decided not to add a sentiment just yet - I think this design would be cute with a personalised tag added when baby arrives - maybe pinned to a twill bow with a mini safety pin?

Here's a detail shot so you can see the shimmery pinkness here - super-girly huh?

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Baby Love (Kim Hughes Collection)


Paper:
Kraft

Razzleberry Medium (Prism Papers)


Ink:

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other:

Shimmerz Paint (Bubblegum)
Watercolour pencils

Sewing machine and thread
Corner Chomper


The next stop on the hop is Kristine - she'd love to welcome you in sunny California to see what's Shimmering there!

I'll have one final Shimmerz project tomorrow which is very different from the two shown so far and then Friday I'll be serving up that fruit and veg I promised you last week ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Julia Stainton said...

Super girly and sweet! Love this shimmer and design Joanne!

Jennifer Scull said...

that is just so very very cute! shiny pink elephants - I love it!!!! :)

Silvergirl said...

Oh how I love those Elephants on parade! And I can't wait to try my hand at mixing watercolor pencils and Shimmerz! Great idea!

Karen said...

oooo pink elephants!!! These are so cute X

Kathy said...

Great card - you're right it would make a lovely new baby card.
Bow all you need is the right baby!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Adorable pink shimmery elephants!!!!!

Danielle said...

I love the elephants! So excited to have y'all playing with Shimmerz and seeing what you have created :)

Kaz said...

That's a gorgeous card again Joanne and, yes, it would be fab for a new baby card and tag.

Laura O'Donnell said...

very cute!

Linda Elbourne said...

The shimmer is good ... but the stitching is great ... love elephants and I love this card!

Ang C said...

A great card - love the elephants and it would make a fab baby girl card

Hels said...

FAB-U-LOUS !!! Love the pink and love the shimmer and love the elephants! ... Guess you could say... I .. love it all!! :O))