Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stay cool...

With summer heating up it is important to find ways to stay cool. And these super cute Elephant Friends from Hello Bluebird are doing just that. As I was looking at the set and noticed the little water droplet sprinkles my mind immediately went to them playing in a jungle pool spraying water like a sprinkler on a hot day. I stamped them in a grey ink, though I wiped away the ink from their feet so it would look like they are sunk down into the water a bit. Then I borrowed the vine and some large leaves from the Jungle Littles set to help set the scene. The sentiment is from the Hippos on Holiday set and because it is on the smaller side I didn't want it to get lost amidst all the foliage so one of my go-to tricks is to color it into a sign that becomes a part of the story I'm telling. That was all I had planned for this card initially but when I went to die cut it and get it on a card front I remembered this Winter Woods Overlay die and thought it would be a fun way to frame in the scene. I did have to cut off the tree on the right so you could still read the sentiment but I filled in some of the empty space with another vine that I fussy cut and glued to the trees. It was just the perfect touch that I was looking for to help pull focus to the cute little elephants keeping cool.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Elephant Friends, Hippos on Holiday and Jungle Littles)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and london fog
Hello Bluebird Winter Woods Overlay die
Copic opaque white
Copic markers:
water- B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
sand- E50, E30, E31, E34
elephants- W1, W2, W3, E5, N0, N1, N3, N7, R000, R30, E81
sky- Y00, Y11, Y02, Y15, Y18
greenery- YG01, YG03, YG05, YG25, YG17, YG63, G07, G19, G29