Sunday, 15 October 2017

Rubber Dance Animal Challenge - Two Cards

Hello humans! The challenge over at Rubber Dance blog this fortnight is to incorporate stamped animals in your work (you don't have to use our stamps to join).

Rubber Dance has lots of animal stamps and I ended up making two cards with the largest ones - one on land and one underwater.

My first card, or picture really as it's rather big, features the blue whale - at least one of mine is blue - 
this adorable stamp from Whale Wishes:


I made the background with Distress Oxides, blending the colours and spraying light with water. After the first layer had tried, I added more green ink, lots of it, add water and held it upside down to let the green run down the background to look like tall seaweeds. I used a black pen around the edges of the "seaweed" to make them stand out more, and stamped the smaller seaweed and flowers at the bottom. The whales were stamped on watercolour paper and coloured in with Zig clean colour markers, cut out and adhered with foam dots. The fish from Something Fishy were stamped on acetate so I could turn one of them around to swim in the opposite direction. I coloured them on the back with copper paint and gave them a dash of copper glue glitter on the front.

My next card features the Elephant from African Animals. Do you know the children's rhyme about the elephants playing on the spider's web? Edited: Many have not heard of the rhyme, so if you want to get a mind bug.... you can hear the song on youtube here.

One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He called for another elephant to come​ ...
I cut the head off one of the elephants so I could tilt it upwards to reach the tail of the other: 

The leaves are die cuts, stamped on top with leaves and texts from Rubber Dance:

Wanna join our animal challenge? 
You have until 31st of October (midnight CET)
and you don't have to use stamps from Rubber Dance to enter. 

 I'm so proud that Susanne chose my blue whale for the challenge image!
She's our DT & social media manager over at Rubber Dance
and also the one who designed the Whale and Elephant stamps for Rubber Dance.

Thanks for looking! 


  1. So very creative Bibi... the seaweed from drips, the elephant "surgery", the textured background of your Spider web card, clever ideas! And they both look good too! xx

  2. Amazing cards. The first one is so vibrant, love the blue whale, the seaweed technique and the layout is so creative. Wow on the second card, clever idea to chop the head off the elephant (poor thing) and no doubt quickly attached it back on! Fun verse and such a great interpretation on this very creative card x

  3. I love these Bibi, such happy colours, and the elephant seems to have got over his surgery! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  4. I LOVE both your wonderful cards Bibi, you always make me feel extra happy when I have a little visit to your blog to a have a nose at your stunning creations :)
    Donna xx

  5. Beautiful use of colour on both cards Bibi, it's made a real change for me as it's all been about the browns, golds and oranges lately. Love those whale stamps, always a pleasure to look at. I've never heard that rhyme before, how sweet.. maybe it is an alternative to five little ducks?? Don't get me started singing it now!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Hi my dear! I LOVE your cards!!! The colours are so bright and beautiful. BIG BIG HUGS!

  7. Hi Bibi. I always love seeing the fun that you have with the stamps! The whales look so happy in their underwater world (looove the seaweed technique looks fun too) and the elephants at play is just a joy in itself.
    Dot x

  8. Dear darling Bibi, I love your underwater scene. Your dribble seaweed is amazing and I love how you did the fish. They look very realistic and thanks for sharing your fun techniques. I am not familiar with the rhyme, but elephants on cobwebs look perfectly perfect to me. Both cards are gorgeous. Hugz

  9. Thanks, everyone!! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! ♥
    I have edited my text and added a link to the elephant on spider web song :-)


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