Elephants never forget . . .

. . .but they might be late sometimes!

This elephant image is the one for the Dragons Lair Designs progressive challenge on Facebook which ends tomorrow! The frame is floral but I have chosen colours inspired by African patterns and it looks quite different.


Materials used:
Dragons Lair Designs – (Framed Elephant not yet in store)
Whimsey Stamps – Animal Print Digital Papers (think they were a freebie because I cannot find them in the store)
X-Press It card
Copic pens
black peel off sentiment
12.5cm square card blank

The card front is covered with a paper from the Whimsey set then edged with a black pen. The elephant image is coloured with Copics then cut out and attached to the card base. Finally the sentiment is added.

I was really pleased withe the way a different colour combination turned the frame into African art. When my eldest daughter was doing her Art GCSE at school she made a fantastic piece of batik influenced by African patterns. I remember it was in reds, yellows, oranges, browns and black made up of little triangles and lines and took her ages. I just wish I had a photo to share with you, it really was amazing.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #60 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #74 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1804 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #192 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #30
Inspiration Destination #142 – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challege #28 – Anything Goes



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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3 Responses to Elephants never forget . . .

  1. jmhave44 says:

    This is just the most delightful ellie motif, and I love how he is ‘coming out of that frame’. I agree, the motif & colors you chose for your frame are more appropriate than a floral one would have been. I also like the cheery bright & hot colors with the ellie. TFS & God Bless

  2. Megan says:

    Hi Pippa, a gorgeous card, love the African themed border and colours. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

  3. Veana R. says:

    Wonderful card ! Gorgeous image and great colouring !
    Thanks for playing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge.
    Love & Hugs
    DT Veana R.

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