Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Hippo Babies

I STILL haven't taken pics of my 2nd watercolour class project (where did last week go?), so I'm showing you 2 water-coloured baby cards this time instead. I don't actually have a baby themed stamp set, so I'm always looking for ways to make baby cards with the sets I do have. Both cards include the sooooo cute hippo from 'Pun Fun' & the very pretty 'Tea Party DSP. The weird but very good thing was that I coloured the hippos in 'baby colours', with no idea on what I'd put together with them & realised later that the 'Tea Party' paper worked perfectly with them. Phew! Anyway, first up is a girly pink hippo:The base is pink pirouette, teamed with regal rose & some spotty 'Tea Party' DSP. Little miss hippo was coloured on watercolour paper with pretty in pink, almost amethyst & celery Watercolor Wonder™ crayons & mounted on pink pirouette, amethyst & some celery ribbon. The Little Something' greeting is from....you guessed it, 'Best Yet' again, stamped on watercolour paper, washed with amethyst. Here's a close-up to show the layers better.Now one for a beautiful baby boy hippo:
He's coloured in almost amethyst, so saffron & celery. I've also added part of a baby greeting from 'Curvy Verses', which fitted perfectly around baby hippo. He's layered on barely banana & amethyst card & mounted on some more 'Tea Party' DSP. Some celery grosgrain & white taffeta ribbon finish it off. Here's a close up of this one too.I hope you liked this baby take on 'Pun Fun'. You'll be seeing a bit of déjà vu with mr/miss hippo later in my class project.... but I have another punny animal top show you next time...& until I manage to get that camera out.

Inky wishes

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Think Happy Thoughts, On Your Birthday, A Good Egg
Card: pink pirouette, regal rose, almost amethyst, barely banana, certainly celery, watercolour paper, Tea Party DSP
Ink: black stayz on black, Watercolor Wonder™ crayons: pretty in pink, barely banana, certainly celery, almost amethyst, ink pads: barely banana, going gray
Accessories: certainly celery grosgrain, whisper white taffeta ribbon


Trisha said...

You've done it yet again Di! It never ceases to amaze me how you can make sets be so versitile. :-) Trisha

Karen said...

Hey there Di!

Absolutely LOVE these cards and how you've made that hippo into a baby card!

Hope your well!

Luv Karen

Dinky Di said...

I love this card. It's absolutely adorable. The colours just blend together so well and the layout is so simple yet really effective.

Louise said...

Gorgeous Di, They are just perfect. I'm so going to CASE these as soon as I get the chance!

Sam said...

These hippo baby cards are soooooooooo cute Di!