Many Hippo Returns ;)




** Please click on the pic for a clearer view ūüôā **

At¬†Craft Your¬†Passion¬†the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet¬†as our¬†sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don‚Äôt forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How’d you like to be greeted on your birthday by this happy chappy?!Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign¬†by Ken Benner Designs¬†has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils onto Desert Storm card along with some Souffl√© pen highlights.The pencil has also been softened with the¬†Blending ¬†Solution and paper stumps.The sign comes plain on the original digi stamp so I added in a greeting of my own using Word ūüėČ The image was printed out again onto white cardstock so that it could be paper pieced to allow¬†the wording to be more noticeable.Decided to make the base card from some more of the same cardstock and for matting the papers onto for a coordinated look.Tied some twine between the two sections,threading with a button first.A few dew drops have been scattered across the bubble-like circles on the top piece as I felt it just needed a little extra something ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs

Sentiment : Created by me!

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large & Small,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Papermania Assorted Buttons Brights,Jute Twine & Dew Drops from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cheerful Stamp Pad  : Happy Birthday

Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots¬†:¬†Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Zoo (must have an animal)

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper¬†:¬†Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs¬†:¬†Use Ribbon/Lace/|Twine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Animals

Lunagirl Moonbeams : August РAnimals

Pattie’s Creations¬†:¬† August¬†– Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x