Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Alternative 70th Birthday Card - SDC 137

Making a card for a funky, bee keeping, alternative guy on his 70th Birthday, and participating in the Stampotique Designers Challenge :) Who says I cant multi task ... lol

I made the textured background flowers from tissue paper. They resemble carnations, but I am thinking lotos fruit, and my favourite lines of poetry sprung to mind .... "And, like a downward smoke, the slender stream. Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem .... (Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters). Lots of paint, stencilling (notice the honey comb), fussy cutting etc etc. This is the Birthday boy, all relaxed, dreaming in his Lotos-Eaters world .....

I wanted Baby Cthulhu to feature, so stamped him onto shrink plastic and colored with copics. He is simulating a bee ... because after all, this is an imaginary, dreamy kinda world :)
I'd quite like to visit there myself, wanna come ?


  1. You were busier than a bee on this project, Nikki, and it payed off! Great background texture, especially for a beekeeper! A lovely card that he will certainly appreciate. #70 for me last month!!

  2. Wow. Look at all that lovely texture on this fantastic page!

    It might have been a lot of work, but it was sure worth it!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. I would love to visit you there, Nikki ! great card ! He will love it. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week!
    Corrie x

  4. Fabulous texture on this card Nikki, I'm sure it was well received. Thanks for joining our Stampotique challenge again this week.

  5. It's so cool and funny Nikki :) I love it
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

  6. Gorgeous work Nikki, made me smile :)
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)


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