Since nothing seems to be happening over on the Second Childhood blog I went ahead and made another card using the same "recipe" as the challenge. I had to make a birthday card anyway and the birthday girl likes rabbits so I used part of a Stamp Francisco (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers) Easter stamp and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The cupcakes are part of an Impression Obsession stamp. The "horizontal element" is just a piece of white cardstock stamped with a Hampton Arts birthday background stamp in Ancient Page Cobalt Blue. The pearls on the bottom of the tray (won on Second Childhood blog, thanks!) are from Kaiser Craft. BTW I cut and embossed the white oval with the rabbit using my Wizard and the largest of the oval dies.
Over on the Second Childhood Creations blog is a challenge to create a card based on the "recipe" pictured there. Here is my creation. Layer one is an alcohol ink background I had leftover from a class I taught. Layer two is a piece of copper that was a blog gift from Second Childhood Creations a while back. (See... I used some and didn't hoard it!) I ran the sheet of copper through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then zapped it with a butane candle lighter to change the color a bit in some spots. The ribbon came on a gift I once received and I had it hanging around. I cut the leaf shape using a Sizzix die out of the cardboard on a box of Costco's generic Prilosec. I stamped "have a Special day" (a Hero Arts stamp) with black Staz-On (you may need to click on the photo to enlarge it to see it better). I mounted the whole shebang on a lavender card.
Happy Darwin Day! Today, 200 years ago, one of the great thinkers of all time was born, Charles Darwin. The pictures above are from a visit to Darwin's home outside of Downn, England in 1999. During the same trip I visited Darwin's grave in Westminster Cathedral in London, but no pictures were allowed. In 2007 I visited the island in the Galapagos where Darwin camped out and today I'm wearing my Darwin t-shirt in his honor. Gettin' "down" with Darwin!
The photos, the card designs, the text, the whole shebang, is all the creative property of "NWFlamingo". Everything is shared for personal/inspirational use and non-commercial applications. That means you can't copy it for classes or contests too. Thanks for understanding!
I am currently a rubber stamper, paper artist, calligrapher, and sometimes I am a teacher of those. I am also a church organist, world traveller and the only member of the mail art group the Fine Feathered Friends of Flamingoes (FFF of F) that resides in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. I am a retired science teacher. I stand on two legs and I am pink only when sunburned. The first flamingoes I saw in the wild were of the species Phoenicopterus ruber ruber (common name, Caribbean Flamingo). I saw these twice on the Galapagos Islands which are in the Pacific Ocean and not in the Caribbean Sea.