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Monday, February 20, 2012

Part 2 of Dolphins, Giraffes and Serenity, hmmmmm

Hi again!
Okay, on to the next part of Dolphins, Giraffes and Serenity.  Having taken care of the dolphin part (please see below), what do giraffes and serenity have in common?  Well, Tami at Gingerloft created several new fantastic stamps to give away for a live event last Sunday at CDAC , Crafter's Digital Art Community (I think that is what the initials stand for...I'm close!).  She needed a card showing her new release of Giraffe and Serenity.  It just happened to be my folks 61st anniversary, so as you shall see, I decided to combine the images.  Here you go:

Ta Da...Giraffe and Serenity!  Of course there has to be a story behind this card also.  Clearly Gingerloft's new Serenity image, used as a background, is very, well, serene.  Oh, the word is right up there in the left corner!  Silly me.  A very pretty image.  I had the idea to add the new Giraffe digi in front as if he is saying the word "Serenity" because when you open the card the sentiment shouts in large bold font, "YA RIGHT!!! (Below in smaller font it says Happy 61st Anniversary, Daddy & Momma.")  Not that they have had an un-serene marriage, after all they have been together for soooo long, but, well, you would have to know my Mom and Dad!  They will crack up when they receive this card.  It's late.  Oh, back to the card. I used the mask technique, adding a few clouds to the Serenity background image.  What is so cool about this image is that it can be used as a lake/ocean-type image or as dry ground.  Check out Serenity at Gingerloft and you will see what I mean.  I put Giraffe in front on sponge dots to lift him out.   I next crafted a fence out of some wood that peeled off an old box, gluing the whole fence together before gluing it to the card.  Then I just added some bright blue flowers that I colored with Copics and cut out, also using a few pop-out dots here and there, and cut a few pine trees for along the mountain.  I found those larger purplish paper flowers in my stash.  I think I got them in the mail.  I usually make my own flowers so it was a treat to be able to grab a few that were already made-almost!  All I had to do was add some purple ink to the edges, put a few together with a white brad and place!  Fast!  I could get use to this pre-made flower stuff real easy.  Although I enjoy making my own, too.  
I think that's it!  I hope you get a little chuckle out of the "Serenity-Ya Right" part of this card!  I can't wait for my folks to open it!  Okay, enough damage done for this evening.  I'm starting to wear down.  Can you tell?  I hope you have a real nice night/day.  I have one more card to post and will do so tomorrow.  Bet ya can't wait.  YA RIGHT!!!


  1. Hey Manderly~
    I'm sure your parents were so happy to received this from you...
    It is a pretty card indeed...
    You are awesome....

  2. So the giraffe and fabulous background...great colours and the flowers look gorgeous along the front..really lovely card, fabulous scene you have created...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Wow another gorgeous

  4. Beautiful card Manderly, great colour combo.

    Hugs Julie x

  5. This one is really sweet Manderly, I like all the flowers and the giraffe's head popping out.
    Kevin xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous :) Love those calm colours and then that cute giraffe pops out!
    Marie x

  7. Beautiful card! I love the scene you created.

  8. A gorgeous card. I love the scene you have created.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  9. Mom & dad just LOVED the card & yes they did laugh lol! I love the colors & the giraffe is soooo cute! Wonderful job Sissy!!!
    Lil Sis 143

  10. Beautiful card, i love the scene.
    thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  11. What a lovely spring card! Your coloration is really wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  12. Manderly: Your card is so very pretty--love your colors and your image. Thanks for entering in Challenge #7 - "Add Sunsine to Your Day" at Simply Create Too. Join our next challenge too? PS your blog picture is wonderful!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  13. Just saw this at one of the challenges we are both in... not sure which one. It's darling, Manderly... Your creations are so unique and you have your own niche! Peggy x

  14. Das ist ja ein tolles Kärtchen. Klasse gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße

  15. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

  16. What a darling card. I love your card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Hope you come back and play with us again.

  17. Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & coloring!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  18. Great card I love the scene you've created x
    Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  19. Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Ribbons! Hugs!

  20. What a beautifully unique card. Looks 3D and has so many features to explore. Outstanding job!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Favorite Color/Embellishment Challenge!

  21. Great card! Thank you for taking part in the CYDA Paper Piecing challenge xx


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