Thursday, June 30, 2011

How Are Things? Pelican and Turtle...

I loved making this card - it was SO FUN!  But also perhaps a little pain in the but too!  :o)  The green frame is the negative of my previously posted card "You are the Flame to my Candle."  I love using scraps!  The paper is leftover from my SailBoat B-Day card...  MORE scraps used - YES!!!  The turtle stamp and Pelican stamp I bought at Joann's from their dollar bin as well as the sentiment "How are things?"  I colored in the turtle with colored pencils as well as the bubbles,  so that the little guy would look like he was under water (not as bright as the pelican).  The Pelican, however was a little more challenging...  I used my white gel pen to color him in (since flocking didn't work well the first time), and used an orange gel pen to color in his beak and feet.  It's times like this when I wish they made a white stamp pad... does anyone?  Coloring him in while leaving the details of the actual stamp was a bit challenging, but I think it came out alright!  The little dock was hand "built" with scrap strips of brown paper.  A lot of inking, and voila!!! 

Thank you for looking!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's really cute....must have taken lots of patience to color in that pelican...he looks great...totally worth a little pain in the :)!