Saturday, June 9, 2018

Not Carmen Miranda!

     I think this Rick St. Dennis image is hysterically funny and hate to admit that it's been in my collection for a while, unused.  She may be a hot cha-cha dancer but she's no Carmen Miranda!  I love the whole idea of an elephant in Spanish Dancer costume.  :-D

I used the sketch I found at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

     I colored with ProMarkers, polychromos pencils, and gel pens.  I added glitter to the diamonds on her costume and used white gel ink on all the pearls.  The image is cut with an Unbranded die.

     The turquoise CS is embossed with my "Linen" folder and added to the card front.  I took a piece of patterned dp from another project (which went into the 'round file' after I saved some of the dp and embellies) and cut it with a border die from Spellbinders.  I added it on top to the CS to make the upper triangle.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, matted it with the same recycled dp, then added the satin bow, complete with a pearl.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Do I see some blue??!! PRETTY card Connie. That image is darling and so much fun. Love it!

  2. This is gorgeous Connie, love the image and your interpretation of the sketch is wonderful.
    Linda xxx

  3. Fun image on such a pretty card!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
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  4. I have never seen an elephant dressed up like Carmen Miranda, but now, I can't get the picture out of my mind. TOO FUNNY! And I really love your coloring. Love the card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. That is one fun image and you've colored it so well too! Hotchacha is what comes to mind LOL Fun papers and cool dies combine for one great card! Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  7. Stunning image and perfect colours, thank you for Participating at Ike's World Challenges

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Maria

  9. Haha! She's adorable! I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. LOL, even the name brought back memories for me, but an elephant in a sexy dress too funny.

  11. So cute... love this!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!
    Anna Dt

  12. Such a beautiful card Connie! Really love your blue design and image!! :)

  13. Excellent ! I love the design of your card and the colouring on the image is fabulous :-)
    Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.
    IKE x

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  14. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  15. Beautiful card, so elegant. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” June Challenge. DT Monika


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