Saturday, 27 September 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #94 - Mama Elephant September Challenge - The Card Concept Challenge

Good afternoon everyone!

My card for CAS(E) this Sketch #94 -
Mama Elephant September Challenge -
 The Card Concept Challenges.

Today I am back with a card that I started to create for Mama Elephant September Challenge. I wanted to take part in this challenge using Mama elephant stamp set Up and Away. I also wanted to use this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #94. This is the sketch for this week. 

I really had trouble with this this week's sketch. This is a wonderful sketch but it really made me to try out hard before I was pleased with the design. For the background I used Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick) I splattered some Perfect Pearls to give some shine and interest. In Mama Elephant Challenge it was to use paper piercing so I stamped the umbrellas to a pattered paper from Dovecrafts. I added some shading with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. On the day that I was making this card, there was an awful fall storm here in Northern Finland. Somehow these flying umbrellas pleased my mind with the sound of wind blowing in the background. For the final touch I added a few gemstones around the umbrellas and a little bit of Wink of Stella glitter for the umbrellas. In the end I was very pleased with the card. After I had made this card I noticed that its colours were perfect for the Card Concept #19 - Color Challenge. I will enter this card in that challenge also and I'll choose the Freestyle Collage category for my card. 

I will also share this other card that I made at the same time with Mama Elephant stamps. My godson is turning one this weekend and this is his Happy Birthday card. 

My godson's Happy Birthday Card.

For the background I used New Sprout, Bamboo leaves and Cantaloupe Memento inks. I coloured the images with Derwent Inktense pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by and if my creations made you think of something I really would love to hear them. Please, feel free to leave a comment. I really like reading them. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting to all of you!



  1. Love how you did the back ground on the first card. Both cards are darling! Love that little umbrella!

  2. Both cards are wonderful, love your fabulous backgrounds! I'm so glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  3. Ooooo the 1st one is lovely! Simple and nice and those colours... Beautiful... ^^

  4. Wow! Lovely colour background and cute umbrellas! Adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept! - xoxo Yoonsun Hur

  5. Beautifully whimsical falling umbrellas! Thanks for playing at The Card Concept:)

  6. Wow, Marika! Your card GLOWS! Just awesome how you used the challenge colors. And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, it really made me smile :)


  7. A couple of super cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

  8. Fantastic backgrounds and great designs!