Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Birthday... dear Lené...

Bet you're wondering who Lené is. That's my sister, older, only just though, and it's her birthday on the 22nd of June.

I made this card for her and decided to participate in the Bella challenge this week. Paula designed the sketch and I think it's a GREAT sketch, BUT of course when I started putting my card together last night, I struggled, forever. I had all these amazing ideas in my head, but when it came to the action, nothing wanted to work out. In the end I decided on cutting my image, in four! Have any of you ever spent a looooong time colouring in an image, then really liking it, and then cutting it to pieces!!!??? I tell you it is nerve wrecking. I am quite pleased with how this turned out though, so I guess my complaining will have to end here.

The image was coloured with my prismacolor pencils and blended with paper stumps and sansador. I added some liquid crystal to the snail's body, seeing snails are shiny and slimy I had to have that. And there's glitter added here and there. The image was cut out with my nesties and layered on foam tape.

I love this little bug from Stamping Bella, the sentiment is from them too. The stamp actually comes with its own little sentiment, which says Snail Mail. {Perfect for a belated birthday card}.

I must tell you all about the drama we had here on Monday. There was a robbery at the house on the corner, one block away from me. There was a lot of shooting and the police helicopter (they chase them by helicopter as it's obviously quicker and easier), and SO many police cars in one place. I cannot tell you. Apparently 4 robbers were shot, but I am not sure if they were killed and if it was only the robbers who got shot. This is part of our everyday lives here, so it won't be in the news where I can read more about it. Tomorrow there will be another similar incident elsewhere. Too many to cover. (The Wild West was nothing in comparison to what we have here.)

Now, I sure hope my sister does not look at my blog before Monday. I don't think she will, but with my luck it just might happen.


weewiccababe said...

I think its gorgeous Meahni - I love that funky paper at the back

my God, I think you should come and live in the UK!!

lindaH said...

OMG...stay safe! how do you ever get the courage to leave your house? but, more time in the house, means more time to color and I gotta say, Paula has got some competetion with this card.

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Stunning card Meahni. I love how you've split the image into 4 pieces. I can understand your terror of doing that when you had spent ages colouring it. Don't think I would have the courage to do that but you have carried it off beautifully.

It must be quite unnerving living through incidents like that. Very frightening especially if it happens all the time. How do your nerves cope with it? You must be really strong to deal with that. Keep safe :o)

Hugs, Lainy xxx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Meahni,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Crafty Creations said...

Another gorgeous creation! WOW!!!
Sorry about all the drama in your neighborhood. Must of been scary.


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