Friday, February 27, 2015

Elephants and Umbrellas...Inkspirational Challenge #77, ColourQ #281, CASology #135~Mini

Hello,

Today, it's word prompt time over at Inspirational Challenge #77

Sprinkle...such a pleasant sounding word that evokes all kinds of images, ideas and impressions.  A sprinkle of rain, a sprinkling of sugar, sprinkles as decoration, a little sprinkly splash, the name of a darling pet...possibilities galore!

This week, we're joined by sweet, talented Beate / Stempelomi, a passionate designer for the past 10 years.  Her sprinkle-inspired card: pure delight!  Please do visit Beate at her blog, as well as my DT members:   SandieMarinaShaunaYvonneNonniPia, and Kim.  Leaving them a sprinkle of love will make their day!

I have two 'mini-image' cards to share for this challenge:

First is my wee elephant, with a little trunk sprinkle...


His colours were inspired by ColourQ #281:


Second, is my wee umbrella-in-the-rain card. My basement attempts at photography don't capture the 'blue' of the stenciled rain and sponged cloud very well, so I'll be giving this another go in the daylight. Hopefully, the sun will be shining...



I'm sharing both over at CASology #135:



Please share your sprinkles of creativity with us in the Inkspirational Gallery!  We will be choosing a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



 




30 comments:

Gail Townsend said...

Super cards, love them both but especially the elephant. Gail xx

Nonni said...

Two such cute cards! I love the elephant with trunk sprinkle... What a fun and creative take on the challenge!

Jeanne said...

Sweet cards! I like the play on the sprinkle theme. The friend card is very nice. It's good to be tucked under the umbrella of friendship. The first card, though, oh my! That drew a sweet grin. I adore the ear! Unexpected surprise to see the flowers. The color of the elephant is neat and how cute to see the sprinkle of water from the trunk. Excellent work, Carol! :)

Kim M said...

What adorable cards, Carol! Such great takes on the prompt word. :-)

Susanne Vargas said...

Oooooh, that elephant is so sweet with his flowered ear, he melts my heart! And the tiny umbrella with the sponged rain splatters - delightful!

Kim S said...

That wee little elephant on that wee little "baby" is absolutely charming!! His flowered ear makes me smile! And I love your grayish blue rain coming down on that cheerful umbrella.

Bobby said...

The water from the elephant's truck is such a cute way to interpret sprinkle, Carol. And I love the rain and umbrella card. That's the first thing I thought of will will make my card around.

sandie said...

Adore the elephant, such a fab take on the word. And your stencil of rain, so very funky, love the sentiment placed here x

Carole said...

Oh my...what lovely creations...again! Love the elephant and your take on the word sprinkles! brilliant! xx

Shelly said...

These are so sweet!

Marina said...

Oh so cute - perfect sprinkling of water and sure to raise a smile.

Kate said...

Lovely cards Carol :) And i can see the blue on your cloud ...great job with the umbrella and rain ive one umbrella stamps and die set and just cannot make it work lol
Kate xx

Tracey McNeely said...

These cards are fabulous Carol! I love that purple elephant with the big ears and your mini rain-shower is awesome, I bet the sponging is fabulous in real life! Thank you for sharing wtih us at the Curtain Call!

Taunya Butler said...

Fun cards - that mini elephant completely made me smile and gasp with delight!! Love the colors you used on him and what a delightfully simple and sweet card!! And your umbrella card - what a fun, cool stencil with the appearance of rain sprinkles - putting this challenge on my list since I definitely think I can come up with something for it!! Thank you for always being so INKSpirational to me and pushing me to discover more ways to stamp and create cards!!! Off to find a sprinkle - love and hugs to you!!!

Shauna said...

Very cute Carol! What a fun little elephant and I like the water effect on the umbrella card. Great cards!
- Shauna

Deepti said...

Awwww this is super cute :)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Carol, your card is super cute, super CAS and that little CBS elephant is perfect for a baby card. What a good idea with the sprinkle of water from the elephant trunk. I would never myself have gotten that idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I totally LOVE that adorable elephant! The font of baby is perfect with him too!

Monika Reeck said...

ooohh I love the first one
so great for baby boy and new baby born
the second one oh wooww I love how you made it like rain falling down to that umbrella
clever made my friend love love them both
I just do catch up now :) pardon me
hugs
Monika

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Carol!! I love how your elephant is sitting on top of your sentiment. He looks like he is holding on for dear life. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my Carol...just too darn cute! I love your sweet little purple elephant standing on baby, just adorable and fun. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic inspiration cards, Carol! I especially love how you thought of (and then executed) a sprinkle from your "wee" efalump's nose! Genius!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

You are so creative, Carol! I love the stenciled rain & adorable elephant with sprinkles out his trunk!

May Park said...

Both of your cards are so cute, Carol! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Hugs, May

Sylvia said...

Love your CAS cards, Carol, love the purple elephant! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

wienerhoneymooners said...

OOOOOOOOOh goodness how cute is this??!!!! Ultra Fab and sweet!!! Thanks for joining CASology, I always smile seeing your sweet creations!!!

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Love the super duper elephant!! And fabulous little cloud and umbrella!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful cards, Carol! Love your fabulous CAS style and that little elephant on the first card is too cute!

Lisa said...

Aaa what a sweet baby card!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Julia Altermann said...

OK, so I love elephants (who doesn't) and to see how you combined the elephant with the sprinkle challenge is just sooooo darling. Let alone the fresh colors. Total delight!