Monday, July 15, 2013

Mama Elephant July Stampede


Welcome to the Mama Elephant July Design Team blog hop! Our July release is now live and available for purchase in the Mama Elephant store.

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each to 3 lucky people! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on the last Stamp Highlight day on the Mama Elephant blog.

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Become a follower of our blog
  3. Like/share us on Facebook
  4. Follow/tweet us on Twitter
One of my favorites is Hustle. It is awesome because of all the fun sentiments. I particularly love "if you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain".


To create this Caribbean pink and purple sunset-inspired postcard piece that's perfect for anybody's desktop, I used clear embossing powder to stamp the sentiment onto watercolor paper. I then created a background using distress markers using the ink to craft sheet, water and bead up the ink, before applying paper to the craft sheet. This is one of my favorite techniques currently.


To finish off the postcard piece, I added sequins, photo corners, a pattern background, and placed it into a frame.

Materials used: Mama Elephant HustleTim Holtz distress markers, Ranger super fine embossing powder, sequins

Hope you enjoyed this project. Be sure to hop to every Mama Elephant design team member's blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

46 comments:

  1. This is so very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Ooh, I love the distress inks you used here! The colors and technique are gorgeous under the white embossing. :)

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  3. Such an awesome watercolor technique! I love that sentiment!!

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  4. I love the resist technique, and the colours you used are perfect! x

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  5. This is really pretty! I love that frame!!

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  6. What a gorgeous technique! The background is fantastic, love this piece!

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  7. And I like ME on FB and shared about the Stampede there

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  8. And follow on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/356789593711968256

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  9. so beautiful!!! LOOOOOOVE how you created that background!! and not only that, it goes PERFECTLY with the sentiment! (since it looks like rain, and it's 'water' color! ha ha!)
    gorgeous! i love it!! thank you for the pretty inspiration!

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  10. What a cool little project. I think that it would cheer you up on a "rainy" day.

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  11. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the sequins tucked on there too!

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  12. SUPER fabulous watercolor background! LOVE the extra sequins!

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  13. What a darling little decorative piece and that background is so pretty!

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  14. Oh this is so beautiful! I love the frame that it is in! Fabulous!

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  15. Great water color technique, thanks for sharing!

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  16. That's a neat, easy colouring technique that works so well :) lovely postcard.

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  17. I already like/follow the ME facebook page

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  18. That watercolour technique is so soft and beautiful!

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  19. You do a great job with the Distress inks and the water. It looks great.

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  20. What a neat way to use the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration

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  21. Wow! What an amazing project you created!

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  22. This is my favorite project!!

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  23. Very pretty effects with this technique!

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  24. Oh, how beautiful! I love what you did with the watercolors--making it look rainy and rainbow-y at the same time!

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  25. I am a follower of ME's blog!

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  26. I also follow ME on facebook!

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  27. Wow what a work of art!!! gorgeous!

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  28. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the watercolored background!

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  29. That is gorgeous and so elegantly framed!!!
    <3 J

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  30. As an elephant, I can walk for miles and miles.....but I would never go anywhere without following the leader of our herd, Mama Elephant, by email. :)~
    <3 J

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  31. beautiful background created and loved your embossing of sentiment.

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