Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Dolphin Pyramid!

Some cards take a long time to finish. This was one of those, and not for the reasons you think!

See, I am reorganizing some of my unmounted stamps (it is VERY slow going, since I am trying to fit it in with all the other aspects of my working day and busy home life). I came across this AWESOME image of the frolicking dolphins from Lasting Impressions with Panache and knew that I wanted to color it with Copic Markers.

As I was coloring, I realized that the dolphins would make a great Pyramid card (from teh June 2009 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter), so I made three more layers (okay, I cheated a little on the coloring, since I did NOT color the two bottom layers all the way. I only colored them a 1/2" further in than what you could see, but don't tell anyone!). I then carefully cut the dolphins out of the bottom layer (a timesaving cheat!) an made that my top layer.

Believe it or not, this was NOT the time thief! Here was my problem....This image is so full of movement that I just could not find a background to suit it. I spent a HUGE amount of time (time, I might say, that I could have been reorganizing those stamps, LOL) trying to mount this on a background.
I finally settled on a piece of Cuttlebug Highlights (technique from the October 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter) because I thought it looked bubbly. It was too much, so I popped on a black panel to make the dolphins the focus. This card is really great in person!
I just had it in my head that the circular part would have made a great top to a jar or altered can or circular tin...I just don't have the time to make one!
Thanks for looking, and for, of course, reading this epic!


Jane Wetzel said...

LOVE THIS! The layout with this dimension is awesome!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic!!! So, what do you do with all the cards that you make after you have been trying out your techniques? Just curious as to what others do with all the cards they make.

Joyce Spear said...

This is AWESOME! Once again, you've blown me away!

StampingSelene said...

This is stunning. I love this big stamp! just gorgeous.