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Friday, June 11, 2010

Save Our Gulf

In response to Emmas's Throwback Thursday challenge using Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge, I built this 12x12 page. Because I'm a scuba diver and one who frequents the Gulf of Mexico, what has happened with the oil spill has made me physically ill. There's not a lot I can do, but I can express my frustration with the whole mess through my creativity. So . . . I did.

The waves are from Stretch and are a card feature that I used and stretched to make the water. I hid all the cut outs (a window and bubbles) to get just the waves. I'm cheap so I manuevered the waves on one sheet of Coordinations paper (don't you just love that stuff?) to get the most out of it. The turtle also came from Stretch. I flipped it, however, to get it to face the opposite direction. I used the mesh Cuttlebug embossing folder to get the texture on his flippers and I used another embossing folder (I'm not sure what the name is) to add texture to his carapace (upper shell).

I used Zooballoo for the letters for the title and did faux stitching on them. I used Life's a Beach for the coral, crab, shells, and sun. My page has more than just red, blue, and brown on it, but I think that's okay. I also used a Peachy Keen stamp for the sun's face.

Wouldn't it be nice if expressions like these could really make a difference? Hm-m-m-m-m-m . . . one never knows.

Thanks for looking.


  1. WOW, this is AMAZING! I LOVE EVERYTHING you did & ESPECIALLY what is represents! You did a FANTASTIC job my friend.
    Thank you for joining my throwback Thursday challenge!
    Big Hugs,

  2. Thank you for making this card. We live close to the gulf and it so tragic.Wonderful way to use the challenge.

  3. What an awesome job you did for Emma's My Creative Time For Me challenge. Good luck to you!
    Lucy Lam

  4. You did a wonderful job. I am so sad when I hear about how bad things are with this spill.


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