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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Life Is Beautiful

Hi Everyone!

Life has truly been beautiful for these past 2 weeks or so.  I was awarded some grant money to create 20 literacy kits.  This means I have been creating games and other activities that coordinate with specific picture books for preschoolers.  It's my favorite kind of work. 

When I haven't been working I've been playing with my stamps. I noticed that
The Alley Way Stamps is having a Be Inspired Challenge and decided to participate.  Here's their inspirational picture.

I was inspired by the colors in their picture and decided to use red, blue, teal, grey, coral and yellow colors on my card.  Those of you who know me personallly know how much I enjoy transforming something into something else.  Since I only recently learned about The Alley Way Stamps I only have a couple of their sets in my stamp collection.  I decided to turn the bee from Priceless Joy into a fish!  Here's the bee in the stamp set.

I used my Distress Inks to paint the bee/fish in the colors shown in the challenge photograph.  I cut off the bee's wings and turned them into fins.  Here's my card.

The sentiment and the air bubbles are from The Alley Way Stamp's "Talk to Me" clear stamp set.  The air bubbles were originally word bubbles in the set.  I created my own patterned paper and added some glitter to my waves.  For fun I also added some wiggly eyes to the fish. 

I'm pleased with my card and hope you like it too.  Would love some comments!

Have a nice night.


Barb said...

Carol this is awesome!!! Make sure to post this to Alley Way Stamps' facebook and flikr galleries for chances to win there too! So creative to turn that adorable bee into a sweet little fish. Love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us :) Hope you'll play again soon :)

Georgie Horn said...

I love it~

Annette said...

Such a cute design...Thanks for joining us at The Alley Way Stamps....Be Inspired Challenge..

*Alison* said...

This is so adorable.. Love how you turned the bee into fish.. hehe.. Sorry I didn't get back to you about you paper piecing question.. yep for digital people just run little pieces through the printer.. :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us at TAWS..

Marcy said...

Oh, how clever you are!! Your card is just adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Alley Way Stamps.

Marcy said...

Oh, how clever! I love how you transformed the bee. Your card is just adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Alley Way Stamps.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous "bees" Carol - FAB bright colours. Many thanks for joining in the fun at The Alley Way Stamps!