Happy Mail

Soft and Muted

Getting the right colours for this challenge was a challenge all by itself. I only have Distress Oxide inks for the most part, so I went searching through my papers and card stock to try to get the colours using those. My colour match chart doesn’t have these greens so they must be fairly new. Not sure I succeeded but it is as close as I could find. The heart was created using HeroArts infinity heart dies and I added one in white to the inside so I can write there. For the main heart I initially cut into the craft CS leaving just the top of the heart so it would fold. Then I cut a 2nd one from the Coral paper and added it on top. The elephant stamp is from one of those dollar store sets I mentioned in a previous post and I coloured it using a combination of pencils, Copic pens and Sakura Glaze. When colouring I tried to get him to look a bit like the crumb cake colour and painted his nails green. I fussy cut it and made a small slit so one envelope would fit into his trunk. The little envelope was stamped and fussy cut from the papers. Stamps (envelope, heart and sentiment) are from a small set by Kitchen Sink Stamps and is one I’ve found useful for a new home or moving card. I added the tiny heart in white to each envelope and also added some subtle glitter to the edge. A few embellishments finished it. The inspiration came from one of Angie’s recent posts, so thanks Angie.

13 thoughts on “Happy Mail

  1. Lovely! Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent are new In-Colors for 2021 -2023. You did a good job matching. If you have Hunter Green, it is a close match to Evening Evergreen. soft Succulent is not too far away from Mint Macaron.


  2. So fun, Johanna – love that elephant, and how awesome that he gets so much mail, lol. I think you did great with our colors, and I love your playful design! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. Cute elephant, Johanna! It can be hard to match colours when you don’t have the ones mentioned, but you did a good job with what you had! Thanks for using our colour challenge palette at As You See It Challenges!

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  4. Adorable! The little elephant and his mail is so clever especially holding one in the trunk. It is difficult to match up SU colors in my opinion but looks like you did a great job.

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    1. I agree, matching colours is hard especially as the computer sometimes changes them slightly. Had fun making this one.


  5. Johanna I think you did a great job matching the colours and that elephant and his stream of letters is adorable! Thanks for playing along over at As You See It this week!

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    1. Thanks – matching colours when one only has a certain kind is always a challenge but its fun to participate.


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