The back story behind my paper pieced birthday card is simple. My daughter has a friend that LOVES turtles and so my daughter asked me to make her a turtle birthday card. I ended up designing two and my daughter picked the ying yang turtle so here is the end product.
Anyway, I went looking for turtles on line and after looking at many pictures, I came up with two ideas. The cute kind and this ying yang one. My daughter picked the ying yang one of course. She's 12. Need I say more. :)
Once I finished the turtle to her liking. I was playing with different paper patterns for the body. She told me I need to add some water. Really! I went looking through my files and couldn't find any waves so I went to Cricut and Silhoutte (I owe both die cutting machines.) and realized I didn't have any waves and I was too cheap to go pay for a file.
I went back to Inkscape and did a Google search of waves. Again I found a few different pictures and drawings of ones so I let them inspire me and these are what I came up with.
When I put them on the card, I decided to move raise some to give the waves more depth.
I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to chatting with you in the near future about whatever takes over my crafty life for a few days.
I have entered this card in these challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges #337 - Anything Goes and DT Call
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #124 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog Challenge #34 - Anything Goes/Clean and Simple (CAS)
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Simon Says: Use More Than One Die Or Punch