Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dandelion: noun

Behold the dandelion, a lowly plant with a kingly name.
Does the yellow flower resemble a handsome mane? Do the sharply indented leaves suggest an accompanying bite?
For the French, they did.
Dandelion comes from dent de lion, which literally means "lion's tooth."

Challenges 4 Everybody - #24 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
( My card is inspired by the beach, which is where I'll be going at the end of August. )
For the background I lightly spritzed my water color paper with water and covered it with the gelatos and then spread it out by rubbing in small circles to remove the streakiness. I used a mixture of Blueberry and Mint together. After it dried I ran it through the printer for the sentiment.
 I cut along the edge of the waves so the little crab can be seen coming up through the ocean to lend a hand to his feathered friend, after all, we all need someone at some time to go the extra mile and support us in our time of trouble.
The crab and sandpiper were stamped, colored, and then fussy cut out.
Paper Smooches - Surf and Turf stamp
Faber Castell - metallic gelatos, PITT pens


Craftychris said...

What a lovely sentiment and gorgeous card! I love the background and the images are so cute! xx

Katie said...

This card is gorgeous and I love how the crab is giving the bird a hand! So cute :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

:) :) good one !

Shea said...

Such a charming card - love the crab coming up through! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!