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Aug 9, 2018

Bring on the Happy

I spent some time working on a few design team projects the other day and decided to practice my scenery inking. I love cards with scenes but they are not easy for me to make ....
I ended up with two scenery type cards, but only sharing one today, the other one is something for my Saturday design team post. Although they both include some sort of mountains, the other one is completely different.

I tore some printer paper in shape of mountains to create my mask. For this card I used my Pan Pastels for the background. I have the "pure color" set, so the colors are a bit brighter, but the set does come with white so I was able to mix the gray with white to create a lighter shade. I am thinking about purchasing the Landscape set or maybe just some single colors...

The cute image is from the set Hello Friend by Penny Black, heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper, colored with my Zig Clean Color markers and then fussy cut to add to the scene. If you guessed that I messed up when stamping the sentiment, you guessed correctly...of course that happened after my scene was complete and I was about to through the card out. But luckily I thought of a way to save the card, by stamping the sentiment again on white card stock, masking off the first part of the sentiment and then using a circle punch to punch out the "happy". I adhered the circle with dimensionals. And the bird was stamped there to cover up another little smudge. He is part of the set Spread Cheer by Penny Black. I think the circle cutout and the bird actually look really nice in the design, although not originally planned :)

The road pattern was done with Penny Black's Oscillations Stencil. The grass was stamped using one of the stamps from Penny Black's set Nature's Gifts and Shabby Shutters Distress ink

I am sharing in these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes this week
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes 
Pause Dream Enjoy- ATGoes this week
As You Like It Challenge - Fur or Feathers and Why (Once again fur - although I prefer cat fur at the moment, I used to have a dog growing up ... furry animals just make better companions I think)
Craft Rocket Challenges  - Anything Goes this week
Catch The Bug Anything Goes this time
Crazy 4 Challenges Mountains
Sweet Stampin - Travel
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Dog Days of Summer 
Double Trouble - Dog Days of Summer

Thanks so much for visiting!! As mentioned, I have another scenery card ready to share on Saturday, hope you'll check back then :)

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  1. Beautiful card. Love the cute details and cute digi stamp. Thanks for joining our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Happy Crafting!

    1. Thanks Rachelle. It's actually a clear stamp, hope that's ok for Tuesday Throwdown challenge, forgot to read up on the rules...

  2. Adorable, love this cute image too, fabulous design and colours. hugs.xx

  3. So glad I get to see your fun card again. I am back with my Pause Dream Enjoy hat on. Your card is just too cute. I like how you did the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at PDE
    Billie A
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Catch The Bug
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Sunny Day Crafting
    Craftaholic R US
    Always Happy Birthday
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink

  4. Your mistake was a "Happy" how you did the sentiment...great idea. Adorable stamp set and the embossing really sharpens stamped image and the scene you set him on is very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at DOUBLE TROUBLE and hope that you will return and come and see our future fun challenges too...see what Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister have up their sleeve every two weeks.

    1. Yes, I love how the sentiment turned out! It's always so frustrating, having to throw out an almost complete card because of a mistake.
      I will definitely check back at Double Trouble again :)

  5. Aww, I love, love, LOVE this gorgeous creation! Sweet and fun! Love it!! Thanks for entering your fab creation into our 'Travel' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Gorgeous entry. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  6. What a gorgeous card Ellie - and I think the 'happy' in the circle is perfect! Love your soft background that makes such a fabulous backdrop for your travelling dog :)

  7. I love love love this! LOVING that scene you created and loving the little dog!! This is just FABULOUS!!!!

  8. Cute card!
    have a great day!

  9. This is a great card...I love your background. I need to give it another try. Thanks for joining us at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge...I hope you'll join us again soon!

    1. Thanks, Tracey. I'm sure I'll be back again at Double Trouble. Glad I discovered the challenge blog!

  10. Fabulous! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope you'll come join us again.

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Hope to see you again next time.

  12. So cute! LOVE this little scene and sentiment. It makes me happy!

  13. Such a cute card, Ellibelle. Fun image! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  14. Love your pooch, Ellibelle! Nicely designed and colored. Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

  15. Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug! Love your project! New challenges coming up tomorrow!!!

  16. What are creative and gorgeous card Elli! I love the extra detail of the road and mountains and the whole happy scene:) Thanks for sharing at the PBSC!

  17. Cute card; love the scene you created! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy September Challenge! -Tasha ☺


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