The sketch for my card is from MojoMonday #276 (where else?!) and the colours are form CR8FN#70 "Aqua, Tan Light Yellow".
And this is what I've come up with:
|I've used Wild Rose Studio papers: "Vintage Rose" 6x6 pad-|
|The egg is from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Egg stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa, coloured with SN markers (TB2, BT1, BT2, CT1, CT3) and applied some Stickles (Crystal and Diamond) on the butterflies and the swirls.|
|After fussy cutting the egg, I popped it up on some light yellow and tan CS. I used Spellbinders Teardrop Circle and Standard Cirle dies to do the job.|
|The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's "Easter Traditions" set and used Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 2 to cut out the CS. Two pale yellow blings complete that job. Finally some grosgrain ribbon and I called it a day.|
|Here's the inside - simple with room for me to scribble.|
I'm also playing with Come and Get It "Tie a Ribbon Around It".
R.I.P. Turtle Joe
Before I leave I want to thank you for the thoughtful comments and emails on Turtle Joe's passing. He was funny guy, but a constant presence in our lives. His home was a little pond at the bottom of our garden where he held court for 8 - 9 months of the year. Every winter he brumates (the correct term for reptile hibernation) at the bottom of the pond and there has never been any problems. He emerges in the spring and begins surveying his kingdom. This year, he floated to the surface way ahead of schedule. It was heartbreaking. The vet can't say for sure what happened (without opening him up) but it is most likely respiratory distress or an infection. Brumation is risky business. We said goodnight to Joe in late October 2012 . I never expected it to be good bye. He was approximately 27 years old.
Here are a few pics of our beloved tetchy turtle:
|Here he is scooting about the garden...and he's quite fast too!|
|Joe doesn't like being in a tank. It cramps his style but necessary while we do his housekeeping.|
|He would crawl up next to Xiara and make her jump. He does that all the time, the little rascal!|
We laid him to rest near her.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you in a few days. Enjoy your Monday.