Monday, April 15, 2013

Mama Elephant April Stampede



Hey people!  Welcome to the Mama Elephant April Stampede!  You've already seen the first looks at the April release on the Mama Elephant blog, and the new release is now live and available for purchase in the store here!  For the stampede, I'm using the new set Central Park!  



Obviously, this set was designed with New York in mind, but it has so many fun images!  I of course gravitated straight to the large cityscape image!  To take advantage of the large scale, I used the stamp behind a word I die cut with my Silhouette.  I blended inks to create a summer night but kept the glow around the buildings:)  I love combining stamping and die cuts!

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20 each to 3 lucky people!  Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede.  Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, April 19th.  

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
1) Leave a comment on this blog post
2) Become a follower of the Mama Elephant blog
3) Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook
4) Follow/tweet about Mama Elephant on Twitter

Are you ready to stampede?  Here's the list of designer blogs you'll be visiting.
JJ Bolton (you are here)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Come back tomorrow for the start of the DT stamp highlights!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

64 comments:

  1. Living between two large cities, this city scape is perfect! That skyline is amazing, and your coloring of the evening sky is wonderful. Love how this peeps from behind the 'hello'. Sweet! Bev

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  2. Wow, JJ! This is really just a powerful statement! I get in a "new York state of mind" myself, every now and again! I love this!

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  3. Wowzers, this is incredible, JJ! Beautifully done! I love the addition of the moon.

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  4. Incredibly cool card! I love the die cut/stamp combo--right up my alley! The sky is gorgeous and the little moon is just perfection--love this!

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  5. REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY? I can't even believe it! I am literally hitting my forehead because I didn't think of this! YOU are SUPPPPPPPPPPPPPER amazing! AMAZZZZZZZZZZZING! You put the ZING in AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card--- can we please craft together? I would like to have some of your talent:) LOVE <3 Blown away--- LIKE always;)

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  6. The cityscape is a great look. You nailed this design.

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  7. Awesome card! Love the window :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is such a cool design, love it!

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  9. What a great idea - totally cool. Love it! :)

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  10. Oh this is so FUN! What a cool idea!

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  11. You have worked wonders again JJ! Love the shading and that perfectly placed moon!

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  12. Amazing!!!! What a great design!!

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  13. HELLO JJ! This card is just fantastic!!! I mean over the top awesome! I love the hello cutout to showcase that stampin the background!

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  14. This card is plain awesome! Love everything about, specially the way the scene looks through the "O"!

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  15. Absolutely, positively, over the top STUNNING!!! You are a genius, JJ!!!

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  16. So very CLEVER, clever, JJ!! The moon in the "O" just has me swooning over here!! I would have loved to have thought of this one : )

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  17. Fantastic. I love how you managed to leave a 'glow' between the city & the sky. Great idea to create a scene behind the sentiment. Jenny

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  18. So creative, JJ!!! Love that cityscape peeking out through the HELLO cutout!!!

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  19. Wow! This card is some kind of amazing! Fabulous design!

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  20. OHHHHH! I just love how you made this card---outstanding!

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  21. They saved the best for last! LOVE the cityscape peeking out from the die cut letters. Amazingly awesome as always, JJ!

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  22. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!! This is amazing, JJ. You never disappoint!

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  23. I love this! The die cutting is, as usual, so awesome, and the stamps really shine through (literally!)

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  24. So neat to see the city peeking through the letters.

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  25. you are amazing, JJ!! what a fabulous way to use negative space. love love this!

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  26. So clever - like the city background peeking through!

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  27. oh so beautiful!! i LOVE the cityscape behind the letters! genius!!! and your sky!!! just gorgeous!! it really does look like the buildings have a glow around them!

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  28. Love, love, love! I adore how you placed the cityscape behind the diecut word...and the moon is perfectly placed! Your work is amazing, JJ! :)

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  29. Wow I just love the use of the negative die cuts.

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  30. Neat card. I love how you used the skyline behind a word cutout - super cool

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  31. I am already a follower of the ME blog

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  32. Love this look with the die cut, very cool!!

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  33. WOW!! I am LOVING this!! Such a GREAT design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  34. This card is truly perfection. Great job highlighting the stamp!

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  35. This is SO fun! I just LOVE it!!

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  36. I have given up on asking "how do you come up with this stuff?" so let me just say this is just AWESOME!

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  37. Mixing up the night sky with the bright yellow...intensifies that city glow beautifully. I say what Jeanne says - I don't know how you do it, but it's awesome, girlie :)

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  38. WOW!!! How incredibly creative!!! LOVE this!

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  39. That looks so cool with the city night sky in the background behind the HELLO negative space.

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  40. I already follow the Mama Elephant blog! :)

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  41. I am also already a FB fan! (Crafty Math-Chick, has a hyphen)

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  42. Great card! Fantastic night sky! Very clever putting the word in front of the city!

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  43. I really enjoy the three dimensional look of the card you made; it makes the card look really beautiful!

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  44. Incredible! Just love all your creations!

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  45. Absolutely *stunning* JJ!!! Love the cityscape peeking through the letters like that!!

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  46. The cityscape looks so cool through the letters. Awesome!

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  47. Fabulous card! Love the silhouette showing through the cut out letters! Fabulous coloring and color combo too!

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  48. This is awesome! love the city peeking through the letters!

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  49. I saw your card and started to him the theme tune to Moonlighting!!! Lol
    What can I say, it's another fantastic design JJ .... You always have the best ideas :0)
    Jenny x

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    1. hum not him.... Blasted iPad, always thinks it knows best!!!

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