Santa down under

I’ve had these die cuts sitting on a side table for weeks and finally ink blended a background today to use them up. I just love this wee die from Paper Rose that has kangaroos pulling the sleigh and a wee cockatoo on the back along for the ride – it makes me smile. The buildings are from Slim city die set by Mama Elephant. Inks are the same Gina K inks from my previous post.

I’m entering this card for the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge.

Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Fall 2022 – Mama Elephant

The main class #2 was taught by Kristina Werner for Mama Elephant. I have to be honest and say that I’ve never been drawn to their stamps because they’re in the ‘cutesy’ category for me – but I was surprised how much I enjoyed working with this one, and Kristina really brought the stamps to life with this fun class. All-in-all one of my favourite classes of all … so it’s one of those that reminded me not to judge a book by its cover!

Things I enjoyed:

  • I especially loved working with inks as watercolours as it was something at the time of the class I hadn’t really tried much of (highlighted by the lack of skill that’s evident here haha). I think it was the first time I’d tried watercolouring actual stamped images … and something I’m starting to feel more comfortable doing.
  • I really loved the rainbow watercolour card – it was so much fun creating that background!
  • I’d never really thought of using lots of tiny stamps to create a full background – and I think it’s super effective! I really loved the addition of watercolour to the background and for the sentiment – a seriously cute card!
  • I also love that this is a stamp set that I didn’t really have, ie get well type stamps and sentiments, and I think it’s an incredibly versable set to have on hand.