Saturday, November 22, 2008

Our Craft Lounge Saturday!

I am surely like lil Peanut. I forget. In fact, my memory seems to be going downhill with my eyesight! and I am Absolutely the WORSE for remember Birthdays that extend beyond the boundaries of my immediate family. That's probably 'cause those at home won't let me forget!!!!

And sending Birthday cards? Well, let me confess...... at the last minute, I have had to dash out and buy (GASP!) yes, buy a card because I have forgotten to make one.

This little set is just perfect for people like me.........for those who incessantly forget you can not only send a card, but a card with an adorable Elephant bearing Balloons and ice cream!!!

My base colours for this card are Pink Passion, Night of Navy and Turquoise. I coloured Lil Peanut warm grey with Copic Markers. I used Crystal effects to give the Balloons a little oomph and of course the cuttlebugs give the Cardstock the texture that I desire.

Heck, L'il Peanute will even blow bubbles if it means that he can make it up to the Birthday person. If you prefer a softer look, this image also works well with a Pastel Pallette. I still used warm grey to colour but used W-1 as a base, rather than W-3, which kept the overall tone of the elephant lighter. He is a younger, more tender skinned peanut that his preceding counterpart. To get the soft look on his hat, I first doused the hat with colourless blender. I then picked up a small amount of colour with the blender and coloured it in, after wiping on scratch paper. This will give you a watercolour technique. I found this scrap of paper in my scrap bin, so I am unsure as to the manufacturer, but bliss blue and certainly celery form the foundation of this card.

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday. I am SO lucky. My best friend in the whole wide world, Jacqui is here stamping with me this weekend and we are off for a wee shopping spree this morning!!!!

Check out all the great new images over at OUR CRAFT LOUNGE


  1. Love the Peanut stamps! Your cards are fabulous!!

  2. Hee hee great minds do think alike. I love your coloring, peanut looks sooooooooo good.

    Have fun with your bestest friend and enjoy your shopping.

  3. What cute samples Vicki! LOVE both designs and your coloring is BEA-U-TI-FUL!! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by to say hi!!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  4. You rock my elephant world Miss Vicki!! :)

  5. WOW!!! These are totally cute!!! Love what you did with Lil Peanut!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  6. OMG Vicki!! Totally adorable elephant image!! Awesome job with your coloring!! TFS! :)

  7. Nothing like stampin' with your BFF! Love, love your Peanuts cards! You are a coloring wonder! Deb

  8. These cards are so pretty I couldn't pick a favorite. Love how you paint your images.


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