Monday, February 13, 2012

Enjoying Nature on a New Level in New Orleans!

I'm sharing something a little more personal today. My husband and I are in New Orleans for a week. We have friends who live down here and we've had a standing invitation for years to come down for Mardi Gras. We could never accept the offer while we were working a 9-5 job. Now that we're both retired . . .  well we're here. 

We've had so many amazing experiences. One thing we did was take a walk through a marsh/swamp. The Live Oaks with the Spanish Moss hanging from them are so beautiful. Although it is a bit unnerving to read the warnings about alligators!  We felt somewhat safe in that it was a cold day so hopefully the gators were not active. We did see some crabs crawling around in the water. And lots of birds. Thankfully no gators. 

So on the animal theme . . .  the project I'm sharing today is a card made with the turtle from a stamp set called:  Nature's Nest. We did this card at the February Stamp-a-Stack.

We embossed the turtle image before coloring with markers. I thought the linen thread was the right embellishment for this card, it gives just the right "natural" look to a project with such a realistic animal image.

Can you tell that the scallops have little scallops? That edge was created with the new embosslit cutting die. I used it on this card because I thought it matched the scalloped lower edge of the turtle shell. I really like how all the parts of this card came together. 

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