Friday, April 29, 2016

Elegant Elephant

Today’s the last day of the Stampendous blog hop showcasing our stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach, mixed media artist extraordinaire.  For the January release this year, Nat designed 3 new and innovative mixed media sets that include a 2-sided foam stamp, a cling rubber stamp and a coordinating stencil, all of which create great options for the paper crafter and mixed media artist.  

For today’s project, I’ve used Elephant.  My daughter, Erin, loves elephants and this project is for her.  I’m going to have it framed so she can hang it in her bedroom.

Here’s what I’ve used for this project:

Delicata™ Gold Glitz Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memento™ Tangelo Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memento™ Love Letter Ink Pad by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®/Imagine Crafts®
Memories Mist™ in Fruit Punch, Mango Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Smoothie and  Bright Gold
Strathmore® Mixed Media Paper
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here’s what I did for this project:

Trim mixed media paper to 8” x 8”.
Spritz paper with fruit punch, pink lemonade, mango lemonade and cherry smoothie mists.
Using stencil from Elephant set, spritz with bright gold mist, move and repeat as desired.
Using damask stencil, sponge on Golden Glitz ink in random areas.
Ink stamp from Mish Mesh set with Love Letter ink and stamp randomly.
Ink stamp from Wired set (retired) with Tangelo ink and stamp randomly.
Using VersaMark ink pad, stamp border, add embossing powder and heat.
On a separate piece of mixed media paper, stamp elephant, add embossing powder and heat.
Using VersaMarker pen, add ink inside embossed elephant, add embossing powder and heat.
Cut out elephant and adhere to inked and stamped piece.

Here’s a list of my teammates playing along today:

Lea Fritts (me!)

One of the things I love about embossing the elephant twice, you get the great texture from the design but you have full coverage with the gold embossing powder.  I think this is going to look amazing framed!

We are mixing it up for three commenters during the hop. Each prize package includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam, Cling Rubber and Stencil Stamp sets. But WAIT! This is open to everyone!  Comment on each blog post at Stampendous and that of each designer’s post on the hop this week. We’ll announce winners on Monday May 2nd.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be posting this weekend if you want to come back by and check it out.  See you soon!



  1. This is so royal. Love the colour combination.

  2. this is amazing!!!! the texture you achieved - it looks so beautiful and elegant!!! Awesome idea - love it so much!

  3. Oh that is beautiful! Would look amazing on a wall.

  4. OOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is beautiful! LOVE all of the gold against the red! Very royal and elegant looking! I bet your daughter is going to love this! TFS!

  5. This is very elegant! Beautiful work.

  6. I adore the this elephant ! My bestie would love to have it added to her collection.
    Thanks for inspiring me!

  7. Beutiful fresh from India card makes me want to find some Indian music and dance!

  8. this card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your technique.

  9. That is such a classy canvas! Your daughter will love it. The texture is amazing and I will be adding this to my canvas inspiration board to remind me. Thank you for the blog hop, for sharing your art and for all the other inspirations this week. I hope you have a fab weekend Karen

  10. Love, love, love this! The colors are so rich and I just love elephants.
    From Connecticut

  11. WOW... this is lovely, Lea!! Erin is going to be so proud and happy to have this hanging in her space. It's just gorgeous!!

  12. We go to a Thai restaurant and they have several wall
    hanging much like this one. I drool over them every
    time we go as I love elephants.
    Now I know I can make myself one just like those in
    the restaurant. You daughter is very lucky to get this
    thanks for sharing.

  13. Holy cow - or holy elephant! This is just amaZing! I so would love to try this!

  14. Beautiful wall hanging
    and love this stamp.
    Carla from Utah

  15. This is absolutely beautiful. Love the gold

  16. Such a gorgeous, rich feel, this really evokes fabric!

  17. Your daughter is going to love it!! It is gorgeous!

    Carmen L

  18. Elegant!!! I live in the USA ;)

  19. great techniques! thanks for sharing.

  20. Great job. It is beautiful.

  21. Such a beautiful elephant image you have created!

  22. Your daughter is going to love this. Very regal and love that the elephant is done in gold. Super job.

  23. This reminds me of beautiful fabric hangings I've seen in my favorite Thai restaraunt. Your daughter will love it.

  24. GORGEOUS piece Lea!!!
    WOW - your GLORIOUS golden elephant & border look STUNNING against your BEAUTIFUL background - LOVE IT and your daughter will too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)
    Tracy from Australia

  25. I am sure your daughter will be delighted!

  26. Absolutely gorgeous! Keitha


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