Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Red Lobster

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with Create with Connie and Mary. Their sketch was a fantastic challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Very seaworthy card. Watercolor panels, 'worn' entry log, and red lobster
have all the signs of the Cape Cod style.
The bottom panel is torn to represent water or waves. 
Detail showing the lobster. He was stamped using red dye ink
and then colored using PrismaColor pencils.
I think cutting around this lobster is beyond 'fussy' cutting. Took a long time
but I think the outcome was worth the work.

Challenges Entered:


When I was 36 my life changed. It started with dinner, shrimp alfredo with angel hair pasta. yum! Thirty minutes after dinner I went for a run; it was then I started wheeze and feel very dizzy. I am already diagnosed with asthma and had my inhaler with me. I used it 5-6 times with no relief. Thought I would make my way back home and cool down on our front yard. My son came up to me and said I had a mosquito bite on my face. Strange... It was late August they are usually gone by that time. No sooner did he say that my lips started to swell and those mosquito bits started popping up all over my face. My neighbor, friend, and nurse lives across the street from me and asked what was going on. She said I may be allergic to shrimp. WHAT? So I go my allergist and she confirms that yes I am VERY allergic to anything with a fin. So disappointing. 

I know this may sound strange but I was actually sad that I couldn't eat seafood anymore. I mean really sad... I love shrimp, crab, orange roughy, salmon, but especially lobster. I am over it now and have gone on with my life fish free. No biggie. But it just caught me off guard to be seriously sad about SEAFOOD! What gives? I don't know maybe my feeling was a bit 'fishy'. 

Well now that my pitty party is over I would like to say thank you so much for stopping by and hearing me cry (for today is National Whining Day). I hope you enjoyed your visit and I invite you to come back for a more uplifting post. Until then take care and see you soon.

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

you always great Shawna at making card with sea animal or sea theme this also great see how you have all stamp from sea animal and this lobster remind me BALI there you can buy it and tell to the man in the kitchen I want this and he will give the flavour and cook it for you...hmm yummmyyy cool effect of the tear paper and lovely green and blue color there
SUPER GREAT Card sweet friend

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Your watercolored panels are stunning! This card us a real delight for the eyes! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

SP said...

Wow. What a unique interpretation. I love the watercolour panels. :)

- Aimless Sunny

Mary Brown said...

What a delightful card! Love all the details and especially the watercolored background strips! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Scary story! Oh well, if you can't eat lobster you can at least stamp one!!!! I used to love eating lobster until I had a bad one and now I can't get myself to eat one again...Love your card - especially also that stunning background you created!

Mac Mable said...

Such a creative card. Love the strips and how you've done the background behind them. Gorgeous card x

Mac Mable said...

Spent part of my day looking for lobster stamps and or dies!!! Got there in the end. This is such an inspirational and clever card x

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