Friday 19 February 2021

Mehndi elephant


I have recently had a birthday and have been exceptionally lucky to have lots of crafty presents which will be experimented with and making an appearance here in due course. My lovely husband gave me some Blackwing coloured pencils (which smell so good!) and a voucher for an experience photographing street art. My parents gave me vouchers for a fused glass workshop and my sister gave me a ring light with a remote control to help with taking better photos. I still need a bit of practice with that one.

I've had money, vouchers and gift cards already spent on crafty stash and lots of paint, papers, stencils, dies and lovely non crafting gifts. I am blessed to have friends and family who know me so well.

Creative Dies Die & Stamp Set Elephant Set of 5 | Mehndi Collection

I've finally managed to finish off a set of four cards I started at least a year ago, maybe longer, using the Creative Dies mehndi elephant. I had all the pieces cut but just hadn't had time to colour them.

A bit of a turns out you can do colouring in while doing a three hour webinar training! I've used inktense pencils, with some Distress Oxide spatter and a little ProMarker shadowing.

I've kept the decoupaging very low, with just a couple of pads between the layers and sealing the edges down with glue, to give a slightly domed effect which will still post easily without extra cost.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and thank you to those who leave comments, I really do appreciate them. Take care and have a lovely day xx


  1. Hi Claire, happy belated birthday. How lucky are you to have people who know what to buy you for your special day. Loving the elephant he's beautiful xXx

  2. Sorry for this late visit dear Claire, at first I wish you a very happy belated birthday!!!
    You are very lucky, because my family and best friends really never know how to make me happy with my passion... So I'm used tyo buy myself what I need or love, Lol. But it's always better to receive some gifts from the ones we love, of course.
    I love your card, absolutely gorgeous, this elephant is so beautiful!!! a perfect coloring, and great if you have take the opportunity of a webinar training maybe a bit boring to do it haha :D
    Sending love and hugs again for your birthday,
    Corinne xxx

  3. Well I'm even later than Corinne... That elephant looks brilliant. Love the ring light too... and the light box...

    Jealous from Tunbridge Wells x


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