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Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's a Small World: Gingerloft Challenge

As some of you already know I live on the edge of a river in southern Tasmania, the island state off the southern coast of the island country Australia. There's a lot of water around us! There are some big creatures who swim in this water too (no, I am not talking about me!) and one of them is dolphins.



We get Bottle Nose Dolphins  - you can read about it here!  I know I have taken photo's before of dolphins in the bay - however, I cannot locate them at the moment -  so here is a photo of the bay itself and the view from the front deck looking Eastwood


Looking west - how's that for a rainbow!
You now have seen two of the moods created by the weather.
The river runs at right-angles to us on the west side. 

Why am I telling you all this? Because Gingerloft's newest challenge is called It's a Small World and is a challenge all about create a card or whatever to represent where you come from. 

This is my card:


The background colours are green and gold for Australia  - the green spotted paper was just in my stash, and I don't know who it belongs too, but the yellow card is SU's new colour Summer Starfruit, and the die cut is a Spellbinder's one. The yellow is meant to be the sun! The other two die cuts - Memory Box's swirl (meant to show splash) and the frame from SU's Apothacary Accents.  This frame has been sponged with Momento Summer Sky ink, with a bit of SU Pacific Point on the bottom for the water. I have also used some Stickles on this to give the waves a sparkle. 


The sentiment is from an SU stamp set called Happy Day. The dolphins themselves are Gingerlofts digital image and it is called Two Dolphins. I have printed this out twice and then fussy cut one set out. I covered it with glue and sprinkled it with the new black glitter from SU that is out for Halloween - it gives a beautiful black shimmer! I attached this over the top of the other dolpins with dimensional tabs. The whole is on a  white commercial card blank



So, there you have it - my little bit of the world!

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Challenges4Everyone:  Anything Goes
All That Stickles: The Great Outdoors - stickles on the sea!
Kraftyhands: Anything Goes
MIM: Too cute - what's cuter than dolphins!
Southern Girls: the Warm Fuzzies: dolphins always give me these!



13 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a wonderful card Susan.

greetings karin

Karen Schroeder said...

Lovely card! I wish I lived where I could see dolphins. The rainbow in your photo is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles!

frommycraftroom said...

Fab card. Those Dolphins really sparkle - might have to take a look at that glitter. Looks like you live in a wonderful place. TFS.

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful photos Susan.. I saw this on IM..Loz

kReN said...

i love how you used the Spellbinder die for the sun. So clever of you!

I saw you at MIM. TFS!
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Chris said...

Super card, Susan! LOvely image and I really like how you've used the diecuts to represent sun and seaspray! How lucky you are to live somewhere you can see these beautiful animals! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Southern Girls.
Chris
x

Andrea W said...

Terrific pictures and card. I love the glittery dolphins. I found you at Make It Monday.

Cathy said...

Fantatsic card Susan, I saw you on Make it Monday. Looks like you live in a gorgeous spot in Tassie :) Cathy x

Cathie w said...

great card thanks for playing along on ALL THAT STICKLES

CATHIE~DT

Sylvia said...

A great card. How lucky are you to be able to see the dolphins. Thank you for joining in the Kraftyhands challenge.
Sylvia x

Chris said...

Hi Susan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Merry said...

Oh how lucky you are Susan to see such things from your house. Wonderful card.

Lisa S. said...

What a gorgeous view to wake up to every day! I love the dolphins and Australian colors on this fab card. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.