Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Elephant Ride

Hello everyone!! I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer for this week's Twisted Thursday Challenge over at the Outlawz and our twist for this week is flowers and lace.  This week's challenge is also sponsored by PPinkydollsart.  I decided to use Circus Elephant for my card and use pencils for a softer, more whimsical feel.

After printing off the image onto white card stock, I pulled out Lyra, Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencils and started coloring.  Once my coloring was finished, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around my circus elephant then started layering; making sure to sponge the matching dye/distress ink to the edges of the layer before adding white brads.

Once that was done, I pulled out my retired lace doily die from MFT and die cut three lace doily borders before sponging the corresponding ink on them.  I then sponged Bermuda Bay dye ink from Stampin Up! on the card base, adhered the sponged borders, then popped up the circus elephant panel over the lace borders.  

I then moved to the lower half of the card and added two mini doily "flowers" over the bottom brads before adding a "homemade" floral spray.  For the floral spray's leaves, I punched two scraps of bermuda bay card stock using my Martha Stewart mini fern punch, over stamped the leaves using matching dye ink and using Stampin Up's Itty Bitty Backgrounds set.  The flowers are punched from scrap Tangerine Tango card stock using my Martha Stewart 3-way hydrangea punch then highlighted with tangerine ice stickle centers.  The final embellishments were: 1)a small lace scrap tied into a knot adhered to the top left of the image panel, 2)orange bling on elephant's bow and performers bows, 3) and a tiny red heart sticker on the performers costume.   I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week. 

Stamps: Ppinkydolls Circus Elephant, SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card Stock: SU, SEI Designer Paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Stampin Up Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Koh-I-Nor Pencils, Lyra Pencils, MS Punches, Lace Scrap, MFT Lace Doily Border Die, Stampendous Class A Peels Heart Sticker, Orange Bling, Mini Doilies, Tangerine Ice Stickles, Dimensionals, Sponges, Stipple Brush.


  1. Thank you for being our guest designer at Twisted Thursday this week, Bonnie! We are thrilled to have you! And...thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I sure love those beautiful flowers and those lace borders! Delightful design!

  2. Wonderful circus card, Bonnie! Love the pretty lace and flowers you added to that striped element. We are thrilled that you are our guest designer over at Twisted Thursday!