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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

African Elephants - with a twist.

Hi everyone

This card was made using a lovely little stamp called,  'Are we there yet' by Little Claire's Designs.

I thought it might just fit in with this week's Promarkers Challenge - Animal Crackers.

I made the background using the Letraset Letrajet Airbrushing System again. The sky was airbrushed using a Sky Blue Promarker and I masked out some little clouds with a new product I found on E-bay,  called 'Mask It.'  It's a see through low tack paper so you can see exactly where you have put the masks  and you can use the same mask several times too. I really like it as I am always losing my masks and it's easier to keep them now they are sticky.

The background hills were airbrushed with Apricot Promarker  and the foreground with Marsh Green Promarker. I used torn paper masks to make the hills while I was airbrushing the hills and foreground.  The Accacia tree and the birds are  stamps from Barbara Gray and the grasses were also made using a couple of her little stamps. I used Marsh Green Promarker and Forest Green Promarker to stamp the grasses and the trees, elephants and birds were stamped with Black Memento.

I stamped the little family group of elephants out on plain white card and coloured them with Promarkers, Ice Grey1 and Warm Grey 2 with the little flower being Cocktail Pink. I then cut them out and stuck them into the foreground of the card and added a little shadow with Ice Grey1 under their feet.

The card reminded me of one of the many elephant  photograph I took in Tanzania in 2009 and has brought back some happy memories.
I thought you might like to see the photograph too.

This was part of a really large group of elephants which passed in front of us -they were so beautiful and I just adore elephants!


CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card and such wonderful airbrushing too. And the photo is terrific too. Lee xx

Wedgie said...

What a fab card, it really made me smile. Wedgie xxx

Cards by Alison said...

Yvonne love your card, just wished we lived a bit closer to each other so we could have a crafty session - one of these days.....

love Alison

coops said...

beautiful card yvonne.the elephants are gorgeous and i love the fabulous background ;D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Wow your air-brushing looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week for my animal crackers challenge, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww this is gorgeous! Elaine-xxx-

alifrew said...

Such a cute image, I love elephants. Love the air brushing too, looks fab xx

Catherine said...

Great card, well done its fab!

Wendy said...

Fanastic card,love the cute elephants and fab background.
Wendy xx

Julie said...

Fab card - a great interpretation of your picture! The airbrushing looks great too!! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Kathleen said...

lovely card.
kathleen mc x

Wishcraft said...

I love your airbrushed scene, it's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at PFP :o) Lisa x