A Simple Slider Card

i have attempted, and failed, to make slider cards a few times with the canadian penny, which is no longer in circulation anyway.

wplus9 elephant copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

out of desperation i bought some MFT spin and slide discs and i’m happy enough with the results, although this elephant (wplus9 bubble talk) doesn’t quite spin like i had hoped. i created a very clean and simple card just to focus on the technique. for years my style has been to feature one image so now i need to practice creating scenes.

i sponged distress inks for the sky and grass but i painted the elephant with twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from the Wplus9 unforgettable set.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Animal Friends Challenge #63 – Elephants
Die Cut Divas June – Animals or Pets
Dies R Us Challenge #98 – Sunshine or Clouds
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour June – Anything Goes + option: Smile
Happy Little Stampers CAS June – Smile – must be Clean and Simple

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In Loving Memory

it’s so hard to believe it was seven years ago that my son passed away; it feels like yesterday and at times i feel like i’m stuck in a time warp, resisting the passage of time but knowing i have no control over it. the impact of grief might change over time, but it’s forever and i wish more people would understand that.

copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com in loving memory 2016

my son had a special fondness for elephants so i watercoloured the wplus 9 bubble talk stamp with twinkling H2Os and die cut and popped it on top of a background i created with dylusions ink spray and twinkling H2Os. the hearts were die cut, also painted with twinks and covered in glossy accents with a few extra bubbles added. i used black wow! embossing powder on the sentiment, masking part of it from the wplus9 ‘unforgettable‘ set. finally, i finished it off with polka dot washi tape.

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A Ton Of Hearts

i’m playing along with the WPlus9 Challenge – Get Sketchy with Joni #2 and here’s her sketch:

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i watercoloured this cute elephant from the clear stamp set ‘bubble talk’ with twinkling H2Os, masked him and stamped the hearts border. to finish it off, i added red stickles to the tiny stamped hearts and one of the sentiments from the same set. this card will be sent to a family member who loves elephants.

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