Thursday, February 16, 2017

Florescent Edward Elephant

I have been eyeing the four florescent Zig Watercolor markers in my set of 60 for quite some time and finally I decided to use them on a card featuring Edward Elephant. This is an image from the digital set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Edward Elephant St. Patty's Day #2. .

The colors appear less intense in the photo then they actually are. For some reason I always get a washed out look and this seemed to be the closest one I finally captured.

I colored the digital image in with the Zig Watercolor markers using the florescent colors of pink, yellow, orange and green. The elephant was colored in with the light gray. After the image was colored I die cut it with a scalloped circle die. I placed this on a black panel which was embossed using the Darice Honeycomb folder.  I also die cut it with a cross stitched border die. This black panel was added to a similar green colored card base.

I thought that was just too plain so I die cut some zig zag chevrons from white card stock that I colored in first with the Zig markers of orange and yellow. These were added to the right and left corners. The card was finished by adding some tiny shamrock fingernail decals onto the black panel.

Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Designs XM5 XM Scalloped Circle
Die-Namics MFT Stepped Up Chevron
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders Style No. 99124

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #60-Add Texture
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-No More White
Double D Challenge-Ric Rac/Zig Zag
Dies R Us Challenge #67-Think Spring (I always think of Spring when I start making St. Pat's cards.)

Once again I look forward to your visits and wonderful comments. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you extend to me each post.

Until next time may the Lord bless you.

Cyber hugs,


Darlene said...

Well isn't he just the cutest!!! And I love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Ric-Rac/Zig-Zag’ challenge and the 'Think Spring' challenge at the Dies R Us blog! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Kathy Krug said...

Such a fun card, Verna. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us in future challenges.

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Barbara said...

I just love this elephant!

Unknown said...

I don't think I have ever made a 'No White' Card, ever, good for you! I do love him! Great use of your Zigs and that zig zag die! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Unknown said...

Super card Verna. Can you please send some mojo this way?

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Reallly neat card, it stands out in a crowd. Fun use for your markers!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, I forgot about St. Patrick's Day. What a cute image and design! Colorful and fun, and really pops on the black. What a great idea to use the fingernail decals as card embellishments. Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Double D, Verna. It's always a pleasure to see you there.

Judy Woodland said...

Wow, you have really done those Zigs justice. LOVE what you have done with that sweet little elephant. Well done!!!

Downsouth said...

Well,Verna you did it, a no white card. Congratulations!!! And it is so neat. I have never done anything with florescent colors, but I sure love this; it is absolutely JAZZY! The colors don't look washed out at all, I don't think!! I love the way you did the two corners, too. They look like ric rac alright.

Diane said...

Super cute Verna and a delightful design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Barbara said...

Stunning card, Verna! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Peanut said...

What a fun card, Verna. The elephant is so cute... and totally Irish! :)
x Asha

Unknown said...

Love this! That elephant is totally adorable! Thanks for playing along with theMod Squad Challenge.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute and fun, Verna! I love that little elephant!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is cute! Love your colour choices and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge .
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Samra said...

What an adorable make!
Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge.
Samra DT
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