Monday, 24 September 2012

The tortoise and the golf cart.......

September is certainly a busy birthday month around here and I made this card for my boss. He is a keen golfer and you may have thought I would make him a golfing card but I did that last year so I decided as you can buy cards with golf on but cards with tortoises on are harder to find I would make one for his other passion.

As soon as I saw this tortoise at Create with TLC I had to get it, normally digi stamp tortoises are more caricatures so this one seemed more real iykwim lol. Coloured with my copics and an airbrushed background and of course the glossy accents too. I wasn't sure what to do with the background but eventually decided on these Echo Park papers, some from the snippet folder and some I printed and used my flagstack die-namics to cut them out. The cardstock is called chocolate brownie and is a textured card from elzybells, wish I had bought more of this now and have had it a while and this is the first sheet I have used, must say though even the smallest pieces went in the snippet folder.


Ingredients
Sentiment: in the same kit as the image
Papers: "This & That" Echo Park
Cardstock: "Chocolate Brownie" Elzybells
Brad: Laura Ashley
Nailheads: Josy Rose

Challenges: Snippet Playground
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8 comments:

kay said...

This is superb Amanda, I really need those dies :)

Lizzy said...

Fab card Amanda, love the image..so cute :) great dp's and ace layout.

xx Hugs Lizzy xx :)

Nannieflash said...

That is such a cute image, love his cupcake to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Donna said...

Lovely card Amanda, such a sweet image and I love the spotty papers...beautifully done :) Donna ♥ x

coops said...

so gorgeous amanda.great papers and design and i love the fab turtle ;D

xx coops xx

Katina said...

What a fab image Amanda! A gorgeous card - the papers and layout are lovely.
xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab image and a great layout, gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh what a cute little turtle.. fab card
Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this fortnight
Lisa x