Friday 30 August 2013

Summer Safari

Just had to find a bit of , 'me time',  to try out some new stamps I bought while I was in Derbyshire at The Artists Trading Post. This one is from Crafty Individuals.
This is one of the cards I made.
A couple of the base layers are dry embossed using Embossalicious folders.
I used distress inks for shading, Spiced marmalade, Mustard seed, a touch of Mowed Lawn and Vintage photo. After all elephants live in those parts of the world where lush greenery is hard to find, even in summer, hence the toned down shades. The orange layer is a piece of scrap material, other additions came from my stash as well.
I will be linking to these challenges-
Happy Campers  -Challenge 21,  Use a stamp
Stampin for the Weekend  - Colours of Summer, hope my African Summer will fit this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate the comments you leave.


  1. The orange fabric is a wonderful addition to this card.
    It is a very detailed image but it stamps so beautifully, doesn't it?
    A stunning make.

  2. I love how your layers complement this lovely stamped image.
    Jean x

  3. Fabulous Yvonne, love the colours and layers behind this fabulous CI image.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Love that red layer behind those most adorable elephants! No wonder you could not wait to ink up those stamps! Beautiful card. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. This is just the cutest stamp! Adorable! The embossing folder goes perfect with this!

  6. This is beautiful, and so is the lovely new elephant stamp! The colours are wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

  7. lots of lovely layers of fabric, such a lovely card Yvonne

  8. Beautiful colours and layers and a great image to chose.

    Love Chrissie x

  9. I really love that Elephant stamp, I'm still trying to decide if I'll get it to make my grandson's birthday card - he adores elephants & wants to work with them (9 next b/d!)


  10. smashing collage of materials Yvonne and loving your new stamp, Annette x

  11. I love all those texturised layers Yvonne and especially your inclusion of fabrics. Fantastic stamp - with my fave animal too. Stunning card. Nicola x

  12. fab image and great design
    Doreen xx

  13. What an adorable stamp, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  14. Wonderful use of the stamp, and I love the embossed leaves in the background, and dark mesh ribbon.
    Alison x