Thursday, August 09, 2007

Water for Elephants Thursday


So this card was inspired by the book I just finished reading called Water for Elephants. I know I might sound a wee bit obsessed but it was a great book and it gave me a great excuse to use my new SideShow Elephant stamp. I first stumbled upon Sideshow stamp's site through Sarah Moore's blog. She has a link to their store and when I took a peak I just knew I had to get my hands on some of these images. I was instantly drawn to the elephant. I think he is too cute. I mean who doesn't like elephants? I ordered a few more stamps which I will share with you soon. The elephant was colored in with prismacolors and rhinestones were added to his back piece. The card stock is SU Chocolate Chip, Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Basic Grey DP. I tried to make the back panel look like a Moroccan column. I used decorative scissors on the outer layer to create the effect. The left over side pieces were used as photo corners. Accessories used are cuttlebug embossing folder, SU brads, SU twill and copper cord, and SU paper piercer mat. The sentiment is from MFT.

PS I was asked by a fellow stamper if I had any other suggestions for a new summer read. I have a few I would love to recommend. I really enjoyed East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reading suggestions!!! I too LOVED LOVED LOVED Water for Elephants! It was a book I wished would never end! Cute incorporation of the elephant card today! Lisa K

Flossie's Follies said...

Ohhh, love the elephant and his ruby bling. Fantastic card. Sounds like this is a book I will have to pick up and read. Have a couple in front of it but will definitely put it on my list.

Theresa said...

Oh the elephant is too cute! I am going to check out their stuff!!! I will check out the book, also. Have you read "...Thousand Suns"? It is too good! You won't be able to put it down. Check it out...

chelemom said...

I absolutely love this card! Love the elephant! I have never heard of this book...would love to know what it is about! Just finished HArry Potter and am now reading VAnished.

chelemom said...

OK had to leave another comment...duh! You had the links right in front of me! I checked out this book and of course had to order it! Thanks!

Chruss said...

Adorabel cards Ana!

Dee said...

This is adorable!! I collect elephants, this is a must have:) Thanks so much for the link!
Dee

Dana said...

I've long been a huge fan of sideshow stamps! This is so cute! I used this same elephant last week I think...she's adorable. Greta job.

Christina Fischer said...

This is terrific -- it definitely has a Moroccan look! Great colors and textures!

liannallama said...

oh, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the colors and texture of this!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

so cute!

Beth said...

What a cute image! I love this card! Just recently discovered Sideshow stamps but have not had time to use them yet.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your elephant is adorable! East Of Eden was a great book too!