Monday, September 28, 2015

Jumbo Birthday Snails

I finally finished it!  This is Jumbo Birthday Snails (which is a jumbo version of Belated Birthday Snails) from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - if you've been on Facebook, you might have seen my back story.  I had sent this image in to get a stamp created but it was in the middle of the night.  So when the magnesium plate came back, we discovered that I had accidentally ordered it at six inches large.  Whoops!  That was twice the size to was really suppose to be.  LOL.

What else was there to do, but to color it up?  So I stamped a couple extra and got a few others involved.  Then I preceded to grab my markers and this is what I came up with . . .

I wanted to go for a realistic whimsical look so I looked at snail photos to get an idea of the shell and snail.  The middle snail didn't fit in this theme so I tried to make it look like it was covered with a blanket.  Then the streamers were widened and the background was suppose to look like distant foliage.  Lastly the ground was colored to look like a tree branch - at least, I hoped that's what the looks like.

Here are some detailed shots...

The card measures 6.5" square so it will have to be one that I personally deliver or something.  LOL.  My daughter also wanted to color one, so this is her project and what she did with the stamp . . .


  1. Absolutely amazing colouring Barbara, I love it!

  2. This card is truly awesome!!! Stunning coloring!

  3. Beautiful image and coloring, I like the size!

  4. Beautiful image and coloring, I like the size!

  5. Fantastic colors - you sure have a lot of blogs!
    sandy xx


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