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Monday, February 20, 2012

Dolphins, Giraffes and Serenity, hmmmmm

Hi Everyone!
I hope this finds you well.  If not, I hope you are on the mend.  I use to say, "It will be okay," but I don't say that anymore.  Sometimes things don't turn out "okay."  But, we usually make it through, hopefully stronger.  Anyway, whatever is going on with you, I hope you have some of those "little bright moments" come to your day, so as to give you little glimpses of hope and peace.

Oh dear, started out off track....again.  I sure seem to do that quite often!  Down to business--What do Dolphins, Giraffes and Serenity have in common?  You shall see!  First, the dolphins- a card for Gingerloft's new challenge, It's a Zoo!  Ewwww, sounds so fun!  It's a Zoo challenge runs until March 3rd.  This card is also for Joy, my sister-in-law.  It's her 40th birthday.  I'm sure she will appreciate that I am letting you all know!  Happy Birthday, Joy!  So, without further ado, here is my rendition of Gingerloft's Dolphin Silhouettes:

Here is a close-up of the sentiments:
See the cute little Gingerloft Bee?  I have a card crafter's dilemma story.  This is an easel card,..I guess!  Well, it was supposed to be but now the bottom portion is filled with 10 pennies to make the card stand up.  Yep, you guessed it!  As I was scoring to make an easel card, I scored wrong, thus came out the black waxed cord tied to sea shell beads with the "easel" portion folded backwards, full of pennies!  Sometimes a mistake leads to the necessity of an idea and even to a nicer card, which I think is the case with this one.  I hope you think so!  Other than that, the background was masked and sponged with Colorbox pigment ink; the mask just torn paper which I spread slightly apart after putting in my colors, to then add the black line.  Joy loves the ocean so I think she will like these embossed playful ones from Gingerloft.  By the way, a hair dryer works to apply heat for embossing, although the paper has a tendency to be blown about!  Oh, the woes of a card maker!  

Having seen how long (winded) this post is, I think I will do this in two parts, sooooo this is The End of Part 1.  Please continue on to Part 2 of Dolphins, Giraffes and Serenity, hmmmmm....see you in a sec!
Manderly


33 comments:

  1. Hi Manderly! I think this is really cute...the cord looks really nice...looks like a stage to me :) Great job!

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  2. Hello my friend....this is just gorgeous, I love the colours and the silhouette of the dolphins is fabulous.I love all the details, the string/twin with the shells and the tag, such beautiful colours...bring on part 2...
    e-mail coming....

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. This is gorgeous , I like the colours and all the details, its wonderful.
    Kevin xx

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  4. Stunning card, wonderful colours :o) Hugs Nikki Your GL teamie

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  5. So beautiful! Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
    :) Janis
    http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow - this is just fabulous. The colors are amazing and the whole thing is just so eye-catching. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

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  7. Wonderful Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

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  8. Wow! this sure catches your eye! Lovely colours ..strong and bright just how I love them ! Great card. Thank you for joining us this week at the PanPastels UK challenge .... Eileen xxx

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  9. Wow...this is the most vivid card I've ever seen! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
    Rene :D

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  10. Wow babes, another magnificent creation, I don't how you create such Fab pieces of art every time, your inspirational, talented and a truly amazing lady, love all u do, don't forget my birthday candy bash on the 2/3/12, loads of giveaways, lot a hugz
    Kenzi xxxx :-)

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  11. Wow this is really pretty, I love the colours that you have used for the sky and the dolphin silhouettes look fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  12. A very nice card. Thanks for joining "Happy Birthay" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  13. a great, richly colored card. thank you for joining our "happy birthday" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

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  14. This is wonderful Manderly, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  15. Wow! Rebecca, this is so wonderfully bold & bright - your SIL will love it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  16. Wow stunning design and fab rich colour.Thanks for joining in at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

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  17. Hehe isn't it funny that when something goes wrong, somehow, as crafters, we manade not only to salvage it, but to make it even better that the original idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week!
    Lizy DT x

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  18. oh what a fabulous card! Love the sunset on a group of dolphins having fun in the water! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime for our pets challenge! :-) Amy

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  19. WOW How cool is this! It makes me think of Hawaii or being down south. It is very fresh and alive and can only be in a vacation spot! It looks like the most fun card. Thanks for coming over to SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS. LUV Samara

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  20. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  21. Super card, great take on the photo inspiration colours. Thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

    Pat xx

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  22. I saw you over at Catered Crop and wanted to pop in and say awesome job!
    TFS
    jessica

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  23. This is very cool! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #115)

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  24. This is stunning!! Absolutely LOVE the colours and especially with the dolphins in silhouette, incredible!
    Saw this over at MIM and had to have a closer look!
    Nat -x-

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  25. Awesome colors on your card! Thanks for joining the "Birthday" Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
    Cindy
    DT

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  26. Lovely and gorgeous card, saw u at catered crop

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  27. Wow beautiful card, the colours are stunning and they really pop against the black. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

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  28. What a gorgeous scene you have created with your three layers of colour and the dolphin and bird silhouettes. I am sure your sister in-law with love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week for our colour/photo inspiration challenge.

    Danie - PTT Design Team

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  29. That is so beautiful Manderly! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    M x

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  30. Beautiful easel card! :) love all the blending you did. Thanks for playing with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

    ~Cely
    PTT DT member

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  31. What a lovely bright card Manderly, so vibrant. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Paws for Thought challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  32. What a lovely bright card Manderly, so vibrant. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Paws for Thought challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  33. Hi Manderly; I like the silhouette effect you created with the dolphins, that's the most odd animal I have seen in thos challenge at Crafty Ribbons so far, so thanks for showing it here!

    Welcome back for next challenge at the end of this week,

    La Vikinga

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