Thursday, May 8, 2008

Slow and Steady Will Win the Race

I'm sure everyone remembers the story "The Tortoise and the Hare". Of course, the turtle wins because he keeps a steady pace unlike his friend the rabbit.

This adorable turtle comes from "Older and Wiser" adorable Level 3 hostess set in the Spring and Summer catalog.

This way cute birthday card measures 4.25" x 4.25". The base card is Pumpkin Pie. The striped pattern paper is from the Summer Picnic designer series pack. The other colors in the card are Old Olive and Bashful Blue (all pulled from the stripes in the patterned paper).

The focal image was stamped in Black StazOn on watercolor paper. I used my aquapainter and ink squished on the lids of my ink pads to color him in. Just keep layering your color until you get the depth of color that you love!!

I pierced around the edges of the focal image prior to mounting on a mat of Bashful Blue. The sentiment also comes from Older and Wiser. I simply used my Basic Black marker to only ink up the "Happy Birthday" rather than the entire sentiment.

The final touch was a small Old Olive button in the bottom right corner of the card and some layered ribbon.

Yup.....he's a keeper!!!!

Until tomorrow.....Happy Stamping everyone!!


Maria Gurnsey said...

I love your coloring on this turtle. super cute!

Jen said...

This little guy is just too cute, great coloring!!!