Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday with Toni - Mama Elephant Beach Chickies

Hello, everyone! More beach madness for you today! Twice over. Huh? I made two versions of this card and want to discuss why I prefer one over the other by a long shot.

I'm using the same images from Mama Elephant Beach Chickies for each card. In fact, I carefully peeled off the chickies from the first card to use on the second. That Gina K Connect Glue is strong stuff.

Let me show you the cards side by side. The one on the right was my first attempt. I could have lived with it were it not for the washed out sentiment. I definitely took the wrong step when I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

But that's not all. Since I was going to re-do the background anyway, I went ahead and fixed the other things that didn't satisfy me. Goodbye, washed out background (I like this effect with Zigs applied with a Zig Medium Watercolor BrusH20 but not what I had in my head). I also took the opportunity to change the angle of the embossed Mama Elephant Beach Chickies water lines. Happy sigh.

I like this version so much better.  Rather than using Zigs I used Distress Oxide Antique Linen with spatters of Vintage Photo for the sand and Salty Ocean for the sky. I did use Zig 032 Persian Blue for the water.

I colored the images with Copics with summer watermelon in mind. Yum!

Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and adhered the card front to the base with Scor-Tape (both times!). Whew!  A card I can live with and a lesson to myself to learn from my missteps.

If you'd like to see my other creations (warts and all--LOL), visit my blog or Instagram.  Have a great rest of your week!

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  1. This scene is so fun, perfect for summer. It's always great when you can save a card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

    1. Thanks Andre for stopping by and leaving your kind comment.

  2. Looks great, fun seeing the side by side comparison.