Twinkling Turtles

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Helloooo!

Today is Tuesday and that means another Twinkling Tuesday challenge! Although, this week, Madelyn is taking a break and her little brother (and Jack's twin), Nicky, is our temporary twinkie. He just loves frogs! Anything to do with frogs. Hmmmm, then why do I have a turtle on my card you ask?! I have it on good authority that he loves turtles just as much! ;) (Thanks Mama Diedrich!)

I pulled this little guy out from a stash of images I acquired way back when I was doing some image swaps on SCS. I have no idea which company he's from either! I looked high and low on SCS and couldn't find any info on it. If anyone knows who makes him, definitely let me know, ok?

So to showcase this cute old man turtle, I used this week's Card Positioning System's sketch challenge, CPS113. I had so much fun using last week's sketch, I had to come back for another round. *grin* Old man turtle was colored up with SU inks and an aquapainter and then for a little bit extra, I added clear embossing powder to his shell and glasses. You can sort of see it in the detail photo below. Then I layered the image on some Georgia Pacific cs, then two layers of Bazzil cs. I was going to add the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock with a button holding it down, but I decided not to because it would have detracted from the image. I pulled out some new paper from Crate Paper for the base and added the ribbon and that's it. Nothing too hard here. I just thought that old man turtle was too cute not focus on him!

The talented Cassie Larson is this week's featured Twinkie, so head on over to her blog and check out her great work! And if that's not enough, check out what the rest of the Twinkette have created for you this week!


Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies
Stamps: Unknown, sentiment by Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Versamark, Certain Celery, Creamy Caramel, True Thyme, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand
Papers: Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, PP - Crate Paper 'Prudence Collection - Discretion'
Access: Ribbon, Clear EP, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

27 Comments:

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

He is so CUTE!! I love your coloring!! The colors are gorgeous on your card!!
hugz
deb

~amy~ said...

That Crate paper is the perfect choice...toooo cute and man, your bow rocks...do you notice I never have bows on my cards?!!! They NEVER are perfect like yours..

Heather said...

This is so cute! Great card! Your coloring is beautiful!

eggette said...

Super dooper!! I absolutely LOVE your colouring - do I say that EVERY week??!! I need my eyes check BADLY.....at first glance I thought the sentiment said something about Tom Jones.....rofl!!!

kadie said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO adorable!! Turtles are my absolute fave and this guy is irresistible. How in the world do you tie such perfect ribbons?

kadie said...

bows

:)

deifen said...

Another superb card Sandra-the papers are just perfect and the image is adorable and impeccably coloured-love it!!
Dei :-D

Jacilynn said...

Oh, this is soooo cute! I love that it's has clean lines and not a lot of embellishment. I did a card yesterday for a DT with minimal layers and loved it. I totally need to do this more often, cause it's so refreshing to see a "simple" card. Love this.

And thanks for the heads up on TGF CCC! I am sooooooo excited. I've been dying to get Never Ever, but have been trying to be good. Woohoo!
Hope your day is fabulous!
Hugs,
Jacilynn

Janna said...

Sandra this is awesome!!!! seriously!! This little guy is just too, too adorable and your coloring si amazing! But seriously how did you make that bow! It is perfection!! Alright it is official I am callign you up everytime I need a bow tied! You are a genius!!!!! Of course you know I love everything you do!

Smiles,
janna

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, this is just adorable! I love the simplicity of the layout and, as usual, your coloring is perfection! The whole card is outstanding!!!

Tab said...

Oh Sandra, I just love your cute turtle card, he is adorable! Adore your fabby colouring, you have brought him to life, totally fabulous!
Hugs Tab xxx

Heather said...

Ohhhh I love that background paper with that cute Turtle!!! You have such a knack for clean and simple that I just do not posess the ability to do and I wish I could!!! I love that ribbon and your coloring AMAZING!!!! Wow your coloring always blows me away!!!

Heather

Kerry D-C said...

What fantastic paper with this image! And even the bow is so perfect! Fabby card!

Debbie Lee said...

Sandra, your card is so adorable... amazing coloring, great paper/color choices.... Love it!!

Cassie said...

you blow me away with your talent!! i was just thinking that i had done a pretty good job on coloring my turtle --- but I see that I need lots of practice still!!

love the use of the sketch too!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

He is ADORABLE! I think 'see you soon' might be a ways off with his speed! The ribbon and paper match PERFECTLY! WOW

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra, this is absolutely adorable. Your wicked coloring talent blows me away with every card. I love that most of your layouts are simple in nature to bring the focus to the image. You really know how to balance a card.

Nicky said...

Hi it's Nicky. I love your old turtle. He looks old and he's so cute. I like the ribbon. :) Thanks for playing my challenge!

Elise said...

Great card! I loved your explanation of your choices, etc. Wonderful coloring: I'm a huge fan of the aqua painter + ink/wonder crayons, etc. You really did a fantastic job!

Darla said...

I love this little old man turtle. So precious! Great job coloring and I love the color combo and layout. You rocked the challenge with Mr. Turtle.

mudmaven said...

I just love your turtle image! So cute. Thanks for commenting on my card - so happy to find your blog. Great stuff! That bow is great too! ~chris

SmilynStef said...

What a fun little card ... love the bow and the fabulous coloring.

Lea L. said...

This is SO cute! I really love that cute turtle stamp and sentiment! Great job with CPS 113!

~Lea

Terri E. said...

Love your coloring ribbon and bow. Way to go on the CPS sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda Beeson said...

He is just too adorable! Wonderful coloring and I love the way this fits the CPS sketch.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Ohhhh!! I love this little guy!! He's so charming!! Love your coloring, as always, too!! Fabulous card!

Lorie said...

He's great, Sandra! I love it, and the bow is gorgeous!!!

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