Saturday, 9 December 2017

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge 99 - Vegan

It's new challenge time at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and this time Edna has chosen V is for Vegan which simply means we want to see an animal on your card rather than on your plate!

I've never knowingly eaten elephant, and don't plan to, nevertheless I decided to feature an elephant on my card. Because lurking in my Very Old Stamps I have an unmounted stamp of an elephant's bottom, and I get far too little reason to stamp elephant's bottoms. It's an unmounted stamp and I'm guessing from the colour of the rubber that it came in a grab bag from Viva Las Vegas.

I started by sizing and printing the sentiment and pile of poo - these were a free download which I think came from Bugaboo stamps - and then cut the paper to shape. I stamped the elephant in dark grey then coloured it in with various grey pencils, then used a deckle edged ruler to draw a skyline and stamped the lone tree (a Debbi Moore stamp which I lost about 10 minutes after making this card, I hope it turns up again soon!). I added just a hint of distant savannah and sky with watercolours and used a pencil to doodle in the footprints. I coloured the egret on the elephant's back with a white gel pen to make it stand out, and finished the pile of poo with glossy accents.

And they say an elephant never forgets......


  1. Fantastic card, love it. I have that freebie from Bugaboo as well, just saw it yesterday. Great depth on the elephant and horizon.

  2. Fabulous Jane! We have a saying here 'How do you eat an elephant? A little bit at a time' - for whenever there's what seems to be a huge and daunting task to face :)


    Di xx

  3. A super card Jane, a great design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Brilliant, Jane, what a fabulous design! xx

  5. Can't stop laughing about this, fabulous work, Sistah ♥

  6. I love that you made glossy poo!

  7. Ohhhhhhhh glossy poo!!! Very fitting for an elephant's bottom!
    Love it!
    Fab job sistah!!

  8. This is so much fun! A perfect excuse to use that elephant. And fine scenery as his backdrop. Glossy poop... hmm. :P


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