Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Stampendous Nathalie Kalbach Hop - Elephants on Parade!



All this week Stampendous are having a blog hop along with Nathalie Kalbach to showcase some of her gorgeous Stampendous stamps!

Here's todays hop list:

Katy Leitch - you are here!
There are three lucky commenters during the hop that will each win a prize package that includes all three of Nathalie Kalbach’s Foam, Cling Rubber and Stencil Stamp sets. This is open to everyoneTo be eligible comment on each blog post on the Stampendous blog and that of each designer’s blog post on the hop this week. Give a shout out to your place of residence, we want to see how far our hop goes around the world! We’ll announce winners on Monday June 20.
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So for the hop today I've been having some fun with Nathalie Kalbach's Elephant stamp set (the set contains a foam stamp, a cling stamp and a stencil) - what a cutie he is!!! I've created two cards which are quite different - one clean and simple, one lush and richly decorated.

The above card was created very simply - I sponged the plain side of the foam stamp with three colours of paint before stamping the image on a white card blank. I then stamped the cling image over the top in black ink. The card is simply finished with a printed greeting, doodled border and gemstone eye.




My second card was inspired by the colours of Indian fabrics. My background is created by painting ColourArte Silks in three colours over a piece of Mixed Media card. When dry I stencilled over with Radiant Gels (which is a thick lustrous gel). I used the stencil from the set for this.

I then stamped the elephant onto purple cardstock with Versamark and embossed him with Pirate Gold embossing powder, before applying him to the card with 3D foam tape.

Finally I edged the card with purple paint and added a little shadowing beneath the elephant with charcoal pencil.

Hope you love heffalump as much as me!

Katy x


Products used:
Stampendous products:

NKCFS01 Nathalie Kalbach Elephant Foam, Cling and Stencil set
EP102 Stampendous Metallic Embossing Powder Pirate Gold

Other:
Card 1:
White 5x7" card blank
Pink, purple and lime acrylic paints
Black gemstone
Black inkpad
Black fineline pen
White gel pen

Card 2:
ColourArte Silks - Mango Mamba, Spiced Pumpkin, Solar Gold
ColourArte Radiant Gel - African Jade
My Colors cardstock - Grape Vine
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
Gold gem
3D foam tape


51 comments:

  1. Love both cards! Great colors on the elephants!! The stencil used on the second card was perfect to enhance the elephant. Thx for sharing your creativity!

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  2. Beautiful cards. Especially love how you did the backgrounds.

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  3. Love these pachyderms! Fabulous colors and oh my is the gold embossed one my fav!

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  4. Love the elephants.. makes me wish I was going on a safari!

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  5. I love this fun elephant card--love the colors! Sending crafty hugs from Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

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  6. Two gorgeous elephants- the pink elephant is inspired and white on purple elephant is royal on the elegant background!

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  7. love both your cards Katy, perfect to showcase the set of stamps and stencils and the various possibilities with the same !! Hugs from India, love the rich background on the second card !!

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  8. Katy, I so love your cards- the rich colors - yummy!!! Thank you for being part of the hop!!!!

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  9. Your first card is beautiful but that second one is just stunning!! I love the gold on the purple and the stenciling. It really looks so rich and color intense. WOW! Hugs, Robin

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  10. These are just WONDERFUL! Your color choices are inspired - I love it all Katy!!

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  11. Adore this! Perfect use of the stamp! I love Natalie's stamps!

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  12. This elephant is divine! Love both cards, especially the 2nd one with the stencil work (it's gorgeous!).

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  13. I am quivering with delight at this gorgeous creation! It looks like it is a fine silk! Absolutely gorgeous!
    We don't see many elephants here in Vermont but if we did I would love to see one that looks like this! TFS!

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  14. Love your use of the elephant. Your cards are very India in color. Love them.

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  15. I collect elephants (not live ones - but I kind of wish I could).
    I have the perfect spot to put this elephant on a burlap bag
    that I've been saving for a long time.
    the coloring is wonderful on the elephants.
    The second looks a piece of a hanging that's in my favorite
    Thai restaurant.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. WoW! That second card is super fabulous!! Someone is going to be sooo happy when that lands in their box! - FL

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love them and they really look great with your fabric too :)

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  18. I love the purple on both cards and how you changed up the elephant stamp!

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  19. Wow, love the coloring
    on both of these cards,
    but the first one is
    my colors!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Both of these cards are so colorful. Love the elephants.

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  21. Fabulous cards! Love those regal elephants!

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  23. Great projects Katie, well done!

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  24. The colors are so vibrant!
    Myriam from Quebec, Canada

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  25. This is gorgeous ! I love the texture and colours!
    Valerija xx

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  26. so beautiful Katy - and it was lovely to meet you again at the weekend! Hugs rachel x

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  27. What a beautiful card. I love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Two lovely cards. The second one is my favorite though
    as I just love the coloring of the elephant and the background.
    One thing I have learned is that you don't have to use the
    whole stamp to make a great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I like elephants and these are fun.

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  30. The first card is just darling Katy but the second card.... WOW WOW WOW. Talk about an EXQUISITELY GLORIOUS elephant card - WOW - I don't think there WAS such a thing until NOW and YOU created it. This is seriously the most BEAUTIFUL elephant card I have ever seen. Dear me - you made a home run for sure with Nat's stamps - just INCREDIBLE. Xj.

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  31. Hey Katy! Lovely cards! So fun to be in this blog hop with you!!

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  32. Both cards are lovely...b

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  33. Love the elephant, my mom used to collect them.

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  34. The second one is my favorite. Love the textures and the colors are wonderful together. TFS.

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  35. I love your cards, they are wonderful. Thank you so much for the inspiration. C21claudia@aol.com

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  37. WOW - such pretty purple pachyderms!!!
    LOVE the colours and textures, LOVE the fabric in the background of your photos too!!!
    Tracy from Australia

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  38. Loved both of your cards, but the second one blew me away. It is spectacular!

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  39. not sure which i love more!! can i have them both??? lol

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  40. My favorite card is the second one Love the background color

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  41. Beautiful projects. I love the multi colored elephant. TFS

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  42. I love all things Elephants! Great pieces shared.

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  43. Great colors and textures with that wonderful elephant stamp!

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  44. Both your cards are really cool. I love the coloring on the first one.

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  45. Both your cards are really cool. I love the coloring on the first one.

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  46. I loved both elephants. Your choices wre very Indian! (at least that is what it looks like from Hillsboro, Oregon.

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  47. I loved both elephants. Your choices wre very Indian! (at least that is what it looks like from Hillsboro, Oregon.

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