Starting with the first card I did for VSN. The challenge was to create a card inspired by our favorite children's book. I actually had 3 favorite books as a child (yes, I was indecisive even then. haha!) My favorite books were Goodnight Moon, The Highway Takes a Vacation (yes, it's a real book although no one has ever heard of it, but it was an awesome book) and my ultimate favorite (read, I still have the copy I had as a child, and I still love it) was Stand Back Said The Elephant, I'm Going To Sneeze. A classic tale of an elephant who has to sneeze but doesn't want to blow all his friends away. What amazes me is that when I posted this card and said what book I got the inspiration from, how many people had never heard of this book. It rocks people! Seriously! But I disgress.... So I let the elephant in the story inspire my first creation. I used the elephant from Zany Zoo 2 (Artful Inkables) and stamped it onto my Whisper White CS. Then I masked it using post-its. I sponged around it using my stampin' spounge and my inks (in this case bashful blue and certainly celery) creating grass and sky. The elephant himself was then watercolored using my WWC's and an aquapainter. Then I used my markers to color the flowers, stamped the sentiment (what better one for an elephant who is sorry that he has to sneeze then an I'm So Sorry sentiment -from SU set So Many Sayings). then added the ribbon to finish it off. So simple, so easy, so fun!
It's 2a.m. and I am just now getting tired. That's what I get for sleeping alot yesterday. *rolling my eyes here* I am going to head to bed but I promise to post more later.
Oh, and heads up, we were supposed to move to New Mexico in 6 weeks. The move has been pushed up 3 weeks so we are leaving in 3 weeks instead of 6. I can't wait! But I won't be posting much while I am packing (yes we are doing the move ourselves and not having the Army move us) and such and then while we are getting settled in at our new place, but I will post updates when I can, and hopefully it won't take me too long to get into the stamping groove when I get settled. (I'm going to have my own stamp room again! YAY!!) I will be back later today or tomorrow with some more VSN creations. Till then... goodnight!