Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hip Au Chocolat!

This was one of the first hippo cards I made with Just So Hippy (I only realized the other day I'd never posted it when Donna was going through my basket!!) I was trying to be proactive and make a mask for all my images right away when my set arrived, so instead of coloring this one I figured I'd put my mask to work by covering my stamped image on the vanilla CS with the mask and sponging chocolate ink over it. How's that for quick coloring AND a background??

This Au Chocolat DP pack is one of my favorites SU! has ever offered, and to customize/spice it up a little/add some color I stamped my hippy flowers where the circles intersected on the print, and colored them in to match the hippos (Groovy Guava). I hadn't received my circle Nestabilites at that point so I had to use the Coluzzle and some scalloped scissors to create my mats...I love making the hippo look even rounder than usual! And both work really well with the circle design in the pattern.

The weekend is almost over :( Too short!! Hope you had a good one! Check back later for a hair-raising card!! (hee-hee...!!)

10 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Just catching up on your blog--been crazy this past week---Love love love your creative super mom cards--you are one amazing super mom Mel--so creative. Your ideas are just wonderful! Rock on girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So cute! Love the DP, the masked hippo, the sponging... just yummy looking all together... TFS!

Libby said...

This is so cute, love the colors! Glad Donna reminded you to post it! :-)

Michele said...

I just so love everything you make with this uber-adorable set. Thanks so much for sharing them all with us!

Lee said...

OH toooo cute!!! I love that addition to the dp....looks fabulous!!!

Rose Ann said...

I'm so glad you remembered to post this! It's sooo cute! I love that paper with you cute hippo!!

Whimsey said...

You are so stinking creative; I love how you juiced up the DP - WHY, OH WHY do I never think of these things? LOL

I hope Merri is continuing to improve; thinking of her!!

colourdujour said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...your name didn't link you back to your blog and I didnt make a connection until now!. I love the hippo...I've just got to get back stamping, there are so many fun stamps and ideas in bloggyland!
peggyann

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

There's my love, my hippo! ;)Fabulous card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are too good, and funny all at the same time!!! Love your first hippo card!!