Wednesday, February 27, 2008

If only I had wings...

Would you like some insight to my sense of humor? I suppose not. So just skip the reading part and go strait to the card. (and if you want to leave a gushing comment--that is cool with me, too)

Tracey drew and made some beautiful stamps of BEAUTIFUL flowers. And what am I drawn to?? The snails!! I immediately thought they would be great with this sentiment from the Mini Positive Words set (which has something for almost every occasion--and then some).

So here is my first *snail* card.

The layout is the brilliant brain child of Julee Tilman--Mojo #26. It pushed me to do some things I don't normally do--which is good. I used three patterns of the Sprout pack from Memory Box.


Starving Artistamps has a wonderful selection of butterflies. I chose this one (and not just because it is called a freak--LOL). It can be found here (p1.6). The butterflies are each stamped with a different color of fluid chalk ink.

The little snail is colored with colored pencils and I used the Gamsol technique. I made the orchid clouds by making my own cloud template and a sponge.

I really had GREAT fun making this card and I am pretty pleased on how it turned out. I need to alter my photo set up because I took almost a dozen pictures of this card--either the butterflies get washed out or the orchid clouds do. I used a bunch different lighting situations and camera setting and back drops. This was the best of the bunch. I think it is time to make a light tent.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

7 comments:

Deborah Anton said...

Jules... so cute!! only you can make snails look darling!! : ) Love it!

Estivalia said...

I loved this one, it reminded of a song from my childhood (it was about a caterpillar that dreamed of having wings to fly) and the cloud effect looks so good :)

Scrapbookmama said...

I love that snail hey sometimes I also think if I only had wings.. hmmm..:)

-Ellie

Debi said...

Jules, I can relate to that snail...

Debby Winters said...

Oh my goodness! I love your card..and your sense of humour! I think I would be drawn to the snails too!
Love the layout as well.

JAR said...

Well, I will gush!! I LOVE snails and must have this one!!!!! CUTE CUTE, Jules!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh my goodness! I love the coffee cup with my mouse. Too cute. Anyway, what a great card! I love the snail and his little bit of ground and those colorful butterflies.