Monday, 31 January 2011

Hippo birthday?

I've had one of those days where crafty stuff hasn't quite come to fruition because I'm waiting on a couple of things for the "perfect" finishing touch! So I decided to revist the One Layer Wednesday sketch (featured in my last post) for another quick card so that I felt I'd completed something at the craft desk today!

I've done a mirror image of the sketch this time because Heloise Hippo needed to hold the balloon in her raised hand. I drew the string freehand with a Multiliner pen. I did actually stamp and colour her around the fold in the card so there's a bit of interest on the back, too!

Because I used light colours and didn't do a lot of shading (which made it quick) the Copics don't show through to the inside, either. I'll keep this one in reserve for when I need a kids' birthday card in a hurry!

Stamps:
Heloise Hippo (High Hopes)
Balloon from Spring Chicks and More (CHF - retired)
Border from Artsy Banners (Crafty Secrets)
Sentiment from HOTP set

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Distress ink by Ranger (Fired Brick)

Other:
Copic markers
Copic multiliner


Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Jennifer Styles said...

Awww this is adorable! And I am very envious of your colouring skills!

Another great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along (again) with OLW38!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great one layer card- the image is darling- and your coloring-amazing!

Kathy said...

oh, this is lovely - great idea to stamp "around" the fold too

Susan said...

Brilliant!!! Love the hippo....and your coloring looks fab!!

Paula said...

what a fab card...like the idea of wrapping the image around the card.

Hazel said...

Another perfect card for the sketch - love the fact that the hippo goes round the back of the card too - nice touch. x

Tineke said...

What beautiful card for children!

Greetings from Holland,
Tineke

Marcy said...

I saw the thumbnail for this card and just had to click on it. Love the whimsical look of this! Stamping on the fold? Brilliant! I feel a challenge coming on.

Janice said...

Never mind kids, anyone would be happy to receive that lovely card.

Kaz said...

Joanne that is a fantastic card! I think the way you've wrapped the image makes it even more special xx

Debgem said...

This is fantastic!! Love the image, such a fun card!

Gez said...

awe, great card Joanne..sure to please..love your string. :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous

Laura said...

Stamping on the fold is so clever! Fab card.

sam21ski said...

Simply stunning xxx

Karen said...

I love this!!!! I love the hippo and the fact that you added the bright red...really striking Joanne xxx

Rachelxx said...

So cute! Love the stamping round the card idea :-)

Kristine Reynolds said...

another great one layer card!

Sid said...

Fab card - love the blending !!

craftytrog said...

Love the touch of red on this card! x