Monday, January 4, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #261

Hello there!  This is my second post for today, if you're looking for The Challenge post, please scroll down. 

I made a card for the current MFT Sketch Challenge using several of the new goodies I got for Christmas!

I used my new Watercolor Stripes Background stamp for the base.  I alternated rows applying Pumice Stone and Worn Lipstick distress stains directly to the stamp and then laid my white paper down.  This resulted in a splotchy look that I rather liked so I decided to run with it.  The elephant stamp is from Adorable Elephants, as is the sentiment and balloon.  I water colored the large die cut heart using Tumbled Glass distress ink.  The elephant was colored with Pumice Stone distress ink and the balloon with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  I embossed the balloon and sentiment using Liquid Platinum embossing powder, and added glossy accents on top of the balloon.  I finished the card with some clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awwww that is just as sweet as it can be Diane! Love how you popped the elephant up!!

  2. Love that striped background - the water drops and the double cut elephant! This is perfect! A++ for you Diane! :)

  3. What a little cutie, Diane ... that wee elephant is just adorable! Love the 'bubbly' background stripes ... that stamp is so on my wish list ... you made it shine! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. This is such a cutie! Love that adorable elephant. The stripes look fabulous and wonderful way to tie everything together by using the three hearts in your design.