Monday, 3 August 2009

Hippos, birdy & a rocket too

Here I am again with the long promised second watercolour class card plus some more final 'Pun Fun' projects. Warning - this is a looong post! Anyhoo, here are all the hippos I made:
The layout probably looks familiar, as I really liked the layout on this pink hippo card, & used it again here. I swapped the baby colours too for riding hood red, tangerine tango, old olive & so saffron - & voila, a much bolder & flexible combo. I chose to use Mr Hippo at the classes, but I had some other examples to show the girls, which I'll show you here too.
Everyone chose their own 'Pun Fun' image & ink colours. I wish I'd taken a pic of all their creations, as it was great to see all the different hippos, rocket & cats. The DSP is a lovely print from the Haiku pack & the ribbon is vanilla grosgrain. The olive panel etc is popped up on dimensionals. The greeting was washed over with the olive crayon.

This was my original hippo – coloured with not quite navy, old olive & tangerine tango.
Then, for the first first class, I gave the tangerine tango a squeeze (sorry!) with some olive & riding hood red:For the second class, I went for old olive, riding hood red & tangerine tango:
Ngaire's Birdy
I also made this version using Mr Birdy for my darling friend Ngaire's birthday (Ngaire from the UK in most of her comments on my blog).Mr Birdy was coloured in pumpkin pie & so saffron with an old olive & riding hood red hat. I added some ribbon tabs (I know Ngai loves a good ribbon tab) & my fave greeting from 'On Your Birthday'. Love your work Ngai!
Tip: Never throw out scraps of ribbon 3cm or more long, as they are perfect for ribbon tabs. The red & kiwi were actually scraps left from my convention make & takes).
Scrappy Rocket
And finally (this really is the last Pun Fun project for now)...
Here's a little rocket card I made using similar colours that the girls at the class liked. This was made with scraps on my desk when I initially coloured all my 'Pun Fun' images, so the card size is a bit one-offish. My colour-in-ning wasn't so good on the whisper white, but you get the idea! As for the rest of the card, there's some 'Sanded' background stamping on the base & the tangerine square is pierced with the mat pack (hadn't pierced for ages but I feel a new phase coming on!).The greeting is the matching greeting for the rocket.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed seeing my 'Pun Fun' projects. Let me know which one was your favourite (if you have one).

Inky wishes

Pun Fun class hippos & Ngaire's birdy
Stamps: Pun Fun, On Your Birthday
Card/paper: watercolour paper, riding hood red, tangerine tango, so saffron, old olive, Haiku DSP
Ink: black stayz on ink pad, riding hood red, tangerine tango, ink pads, old olive, not quite navy, so saffron, pumpkin pie Watercolor Wonder™ crayons (non in-colours) or ink pads
Accessories: celery grosgrain ribbon (class), kiwi, tangerine & riding hood red striped ribbon
Tools: Aquapainter
Scrappy Rocket
Stamps: Pun Fun
Card/paper: watercolour paper, riding hood red, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss
Ink: black: stayz on ,ink pad ruby red, garden green & pumpkin pie Watercolor Wonder™ crayons
Accessories: tangerine tango striped ribbon
Tools: Aquapainter, Mat pack piercing template & mat, piercing tool


Andrea said...

Love those litte hippos, Di! The bright colours look amazing.

Mandy Schiller said...

Pun Fun is one of my favourite sets! It's so versatile. You have got me all excited again so I will have to get it back out. I love your cards they are just so beautiful! I the mix of colours as well!


Karen said...

Hey Di - you've gotta be kidding if you think I can pick a fave! lol These are just delightful, so fun and the colours you've put together are awesome! Well done chicki!


Karen R said...

fantabulous - each & everyone

Ngaire in the UK said...

Hiya, Thanks for the birthday card mention. I am loving your watercolouring up close too!

Andrea said...

Your watercoluring is incredible, and the images are just so cute!

Sherri said...

You did a great job on all of these. This is still one of my favorite sets. I like how you colored over the greetings.