Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Okay, so he's a little heavy...

With Earth Day coming up on Monday, April 22, and I couldn't resist using Worldly Turtle by QKR Stampede that I won recently from Top Tip Tuesday. And I especially couldn't resist using the title of the classic song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" as the sentiment. Poor guy looks like he's struggling a bit, but don't we all from time to time!


The yellow, plastic netting on the top left-hand corner is from a bag of potatoes. Fingerlings, if I remember correctly (but I've had it in my stash for quite some time).

I paper-pieced the globe with Graphic 45 papers. I added embossed polka-dots to the green portions with an embossing folder, and inked it with Pear Tart to bring out the texture. The turtle is colored with Copics.

For the banner-border, I covered white cardstock with Washi Tape and cut them with a banner die from a•muse studio.

The die-cut flower was inspired by the Maryland State Flower, the Black-eyed Susan, since the Diamond-backed Terrapin is our State Reptile. I used a Spellbinders die for the flower pieces, and covered the middle circle with Onyx Liquid Pearls. The leaf was cut from a Sprite can with a Sizzix die.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge #90: Heavy Metal  
Three Scrappy Gals: Earth/Nature/Recycling (netting, aluminum can)
Use Your Stuff: Song Title or Lyrics ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" song & lyric) + Stash (netting, paper scraps)


Here's the song, as recorded by The Hollies:


Thank you for visiting and Love Your Mother!

4 comments:

Helen said...

you made the cutest card!

Lynne said...

I love this card. I love the sentiment, the colors, the design..EVERYTHING. Thank you for creating with us at UYS.

Joy said...

So many great textures on this card. I love the design.
Thanks for taking the challenge with us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

Daphne/Scrapsofstuff said...

Great usage of recycled products! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Three Scrappy Gals.