I was in Winnipeg, MB a couple of weeks ago and found out, much to my surprise, that there are pelicans there! Yup! I saw them with my own eyes! I was there visiting family and whenever I go (and there isn’t snow on the ground!), I always try to arrange a motorcycle ride. On this trip, I got 2 and I can’t tell you how excited I was! It was stinkin’ hot but as long as we were moving, it was absolutely fabulous! My aunt’s partner Glenn offered to take me for a ride on his Triumph. Beautiful bike, glorious ride in an area of Winnipeg I didn’t even know existed and then we saw pelicans! Yay!
So, that was the inspiration for my card this week. Dee Dee’s Digis is the sponsor this week and this Pelican, and the digi papers, along with the sentiment, came from the ‘Pelicans‘ image set. The theme for the Greeting Card Challenge at The Outlawz this week is ‘Anything Goes’. This card is going to a very special friend who has been dealing with some challenging health issues and who is one of the most inspirational people I know! She loves ‘cute’ and that style happens to be my favourite, so I’m sure she’ll enjoy this!
I laid out the background using digi papers from the digi set. I placed my image and then printed. I have been really enjoying my Prismacolour pencils so I used them once again for this card. No OMS – just layering to create this. I’m not very good at drawing clouds and I kind of messed these up so I had to pop these tiny clouds in (I cut them out with my Silhouette) and just popped them on top of my messed-up clouds. I used a Penny Black stamp of the frog image – stamped it and coloured with Prismacolour pencils also. I popped it up, added Glossy Accents to the eyes and some Wink of Stella on the water around the frog and pelican and also on the fish. I also added touches on the pile of sand (and isn’t it funny how you notice things at the dumbest times . . . I JUST realized, as I wrote these words, that this is probably a ROCK and not sand (oops!!!!) Oh well, my sandy rock looks pretty good I’d say!!
Thanks to my friend Linda W. at the Greeting Card Challenge for inviting me to be GD this month. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it forced me to create blog posts!!
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . .