Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Snail in Waiting

Thanks for coming by my blog, today is a whacky day for all the Teapot Followers...we are at the Tour of France and having a party. Who knows if we'll get by as spectators, join the race, or end up shopping at some fancy stamp botique...but this snail in my little card is waiting and worrying about what to do as well.
To see the inspiration story and card from Cindy, visit her blog here: http://mothermark.blogspot.com/

My snail is a little shy...she feels a ruckus and a rumblin under her shell so close to the ground, and is thinking about venturing out to the road to get a better view...well as well as a snail can see with one eye!! She is curious and wonders if there is a big storm coming and should she seek cover...but her curiosity is getting the better of her. Now I am wondering what she should do in this situation, what do you think??

This scene was created with Basic Grey's acrylic stamp sets, Critters n Treats...the clouds are made from an acrylic sheet cut with scalloped scissors and sponged at angles in bashful blue ink. The tree was covered with artichoke ink then hit in a few places with glorious green ink for some dimension. Then I decided to add some berries to the tree with some bright red brads. To complete, I took some felt flowers and addded these big BasicGrey brad centers. The ribbon was was threaded with ginham, then another wider gingham was tied in a bow and added to the top. The background polka dot paper was ran through the cuttlebug with the flower and circle embossing folder. Last, some crystal effects was added to my snail's shell.
Can't wait to see what unfolds today at the party...hope to see ya there!!


  1. This turned out great Traci. I always lov eyoru creations. I think this slimy little gal should hook up with mine and we can go shopping. Have a terrific night...Hugs.

  2. It would be really nice if this had spell check...LOL. I meant I always love your creations. I do.....

  3. What a fun card and even funnier story to go with it.....I am late once again to the party but hope to get there in a bit after catching up on some commenting.....there just are not enough hours in the day....IYKWIM

  4. Traci! I so love the new look of your blog! OMG! It is so gorgeous! It reminds me of how your house is decorated! Beautiful, beautiful!

    Your card was so cute and I was so thrilled you could come to the race with us since in the beginning you thought you might not be able to! Your card is so precious!

    Hugs to you! See you at noon!

  5. I think the snail is all shook up! Racing in the Tour de France is just too high speed for a snail and it looks so much happier amidst the trees and grass you've created here. . .and we all know a happy snail creates happy escargot! :)

  6. This is fantastic, Traci!!!! Love the cute little scene you created!!! Cute card!!!


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