Hippo Birthday Water Color Card

It's Tuesday and more challenges!  Today's card is for two challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge and Splitcoast Stampers color challenge.
Here is the sketch posted:
The colors this week at Splitcoast Stampers are Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Smokey Slate.

I had fun water coloring the image and stenciling the background. The rectangles are popped off the card using three sheets of either Watermelon Wonder or Old Olive underneath.  Then I used foam dots to give the hippo some dimension.  Finally, I added some white gel pen to highlight the balloons and add polka dots to the present.

Stamps and Dies:  MFT Happy Hippos , Stitched Rectangles
Stencil: Stampin' Up!

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  1. This is too cute! Loving your red polka dots and beautiful colouring of the hippo :) Hugs Bev x

  2. This is such a great card, love the hippo.

  3. This is so cute! great coloring on that darling little hippo. It's been a pleasure being a guest designer with you all this month.

  4. Too cute, Jeanne!! That polka dot paper is such a fun pop of color and the hippo is darling!!

  5. I love this happy hippo and your coloring is awesome!

  6. Adorable card, Jeanne! Wonderful coloring, as always!