Monday, August 13, 2012

BBTB2 - Elephants


Happy Monday everyone, oh boy do we ever have a fun fun challenge for you this week, it is being hosted by the wonderful Shelly, please stop by her blog and give her a heads up!  Also we would love for you to visit the rest of us today as we share elephants with you.  Please remember that the focus cut must be done with the Cricut, rules are posted at the top of the BBTB2 Challenge Blog.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Now onto my "hefferlump", lol.   This is a 6"X6" card, the background paper is by "Liz King"  for EKSuccess entitled "Grass Natural".  The wonderful Elephant is from Cricut Cart "Animal Kingdom" and the trees were cut from "Dreams Come True".  The safari hats, grass and "Majesty" were cut with the Silhouette.  After I did the hats for photo corners I could not resist giving the elephant one, lol.  All colors were done with Copic Markers.  The wrinkling on the Elephants body was done with a clear stamp "journal edge".

I so love these magnificent beasts, they are truly of Majesty.  I follow a couple of  "Elephant Sanctuarys"" and have posted one of my favs, it is over 2500 acres in Tennessee, their facilities are commendable by anyones standards.  They take in rescue, elderly and ailing Elephants to live out their lives in peace, gentleness and loving care, WOW.  So if you have an extra moment please click on the link below and visit some of these marvelous creatures.

Elephant Sanctuary

Well that's it for me today, have a safe, happy and cool week. Hugs

20 comments:

Carole Beath said...

Oh my, Sandy did again .... a wonderful take on our challenge. I LOVE your elephant and giving him a Safari hat was just the finishing touch for a sweet elephant. I loved your story about the Sanctuary. I am off to view it. Hugs.
Carole

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, how adorable are those hats.. Love how u used them for corners and one for the elephant - too cute . AND the elephant is awesome.
Stay cool my friend. Hugs Sandy

Stephanie said...

Love, love your elephant. I also love the jungle scene. Great hat details and those are terrific trees.

Sharon said...

WOWZERS!!!! This is fabulous!!! I so love you elephant, the trees, the hats, well, everything!!!! :)

Tine said...

Cute heffalump, Sandy.
Tine (Addie24)

Jayne said...

Oh Sandi,this is amazing...love your hefferlump!Your colouring is second to none.
Jayne x

Jeri said...

Sandi, you've done it again, created a masterpiece. I love the safari hats as photo corners. What a great design.

Linda (Threadbear) said...

Beautiful card -- fabulous elephant!! Love the safari hats and the whole scene!! Thanks for sharing the link for the sanctuary -- who would have thought there'd be an elephant sanctuary in TN!

Brenda said...

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy-what an amazing card this is!! I swear you are so talented with those Copics my friend. I love, love, love this card. I love how you gave the elephant his "crinkles" and "wrinkles". I love the safari hat as photo corners and I love it on the elephant as well. This card is so amazing that I could sit and look at it all day. I plan on checking out the link to the elephants too. How wonderful that they are cared for. Hugs!

Margie said...

What a great elephant, Sandi! Dig his safari gear! The background paper is super neat, too!

doodlingdebbie said...

Sandi, your card is jungle goodnes through and through. I love the coloring, images, and the prefect layout. I also love animals. When I see an animal like the elephant I know God loves us to create such beauty and "majesty". Thanks for sharing.

xxx -Debbie

Glenda said...

Fabulous card! Love your elephant and his cute little hat! Perfect scene you have created! Beautiful coloring!
Glenda

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an awesome elephant. He looks so real with his wrinkles and love his little safari hat.

DIANA L. said...

Adorable.
great card. cute scene
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Diana Lynn Martin said...

I love your card, Sandi! I kinda struggle with the Animal Kingdom cartridge, but this is fabulous! Thank you for visiting & commenting on my blog for the BBTB2 challenge. I see that you are from Citrus Heights, so I wanted to reach out & introduce myself (virtually at least, lol). I lived in Roseville from 1997 - 2002, but now I live in the Santa Rosa/Calistoga area. I'm very isolated up here & literally have no crafty friends (other than my bloggie friends, of course), so it's nice to know there's someone relatively local. If you participate in any crops or other fun stuff in your area can you let me know? I'm just looking for some fun crafty stuff to do with actual live people, lol. I will actually be in your area a lot because my stepson lives in Sacramento & they just had a baby a few weeks ago. I try to visit as often as I can. I wasn't into crafting when I lived in Roseville, but now I'm dying to explore some of the awesome craft stores you guys have up there! Anyway, sorry to ramble on, but I just wanted to say hi. Your work is amazing, by the way!

{{{Hugs}}}

Diana :)
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Diana Lynn Martin said...

Oh by the way, I'm a new follower too!

Diana :)
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Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Oh My..I feel like I am in Africa..Wow..So amazing..Krista

DonnaMundinger said...

FAbulous card, Sandi! Love your ellie's "wrinkling" and cool trees in the background. He looks pretty darn happy to be on "safari". xxD

shelly said...

sandi this is truly magnificant! wonderful idea for the wrinkling on the elepahant i love the safari hat, the paper/colors you used.. everything! your coloring is superb as always!

Penniannie said...

Sandi, you made this look like the real thing, The elephants wrinkles are so amazing, its perfect...

Hugs
Penny