Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sand Globe Hippo

If you're familiar with Sandra Caldwell's adorable images, you'll already know she has a full line of hippos that are cuter than cute.  One of my current faves is the new Sand Globe Hippo, perfect for summer.  She's having a picnic, courtesy of the new Sandwich This and That set and ice cream cone from the new Ice Cream This and That set.  These little extras come in all sorts of themes and are perfect for rounding out a project.  The current contest in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans FB Group calls for a combo of regular digi plus "This and That" items, so this is mine.

I've made an easel card and a real "sand globe" by recycling packaging from red line tape (bummer it now only comes in a plastic bag).  After printing the image multiple times on white, as well as yellow and turquoise to paper piece the base, I hand cut the bottom part of the globe and used Nesties Circles to cut the globe insert as well as the border that hides where I've glued the acrylic "globe".  I tore sand printed DP and glued it atop the embossed waves on the bottom to complete the beach scene.

Here's a closer look inside the globe.  I've filled it with actual sand after coloring multiple layers of Sand Globe Hippo and the cone with Copics, fussy cutting and layering the images for dimension and adding some cute sunnies to the beach babe and Glossy accents to the ice cream.

The picnic basket is attached with foam to the sand globe base and the layered sandwich is laying on "sandwich wrap" so as not to get all sandy.  The sentiment was computer generated.  Last day for the contest, so I'm sort of sneaking this in.

I'm also entering this in the DL.Art June Linky Challenge, Creative Moments ATG/Summer, Fresh Brewed Designs Life's a Beach, Critters and Creatures June Llinky Party,  Crafty Creations ATG, Crafting from the Heart ATGCraft your Passion ATG, Love to Scrap ATG613 Avenue Create ATG/Optional Tag, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ATGCorrosive Challenge June Lots of LayersLet's Color Linky Party 10 ATGCrafting with Friends ATG, Creative Fingers ATG, Simply Papercraft ATGCrafting with an Attitude ATGCrafty Girls Creations ATG, Little Claire's Create a Scene and Inspiration Destination ATG.


  1. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

  2. This is so cute!!!! I love your design. Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  3. Your sand globe is adorable.Great design and those images are so cute.Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

  4. Beautiful constructed creation with fabulous colours. Thanks for entering in our current challenge...all entrants need to be a follower of Lil Patch of Crafty Friends....hope to see you next challenge.xx
    [aNNie Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT]

  5. Such a fun and colorful creation! Cute cute images!
    Thanks so much for sharing!1
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  6. this is genius i love it! great job bringing the dimension into the piece. xo


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