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Periodic Luck and Raindrops


Its LUCK over at CASology - took me a while to come up with something......



I took this from the periodic table of the elements - choosing Lutetium, Carbon and Potassium. I composed it and printed this out with my ancient printer. In case you are wondering about the pig - pigs are supposed to bring you good luck in Germany ( so called Gluecksschwein - I am German, in case you don't know). The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Christmas set called Merriest Wishes - I only used a part of it.....The little piggy is one of those $1 Michaels stamps and the arrow is Heidi Swap - another steal from Michaels

And just that you don't think I am that brilliant - I got the inspiration from a pretty ugly lunch bag, that I found  by chance on the internet...

                
                                                                                          Pig at a German new year event, 1965.

I like my card much better than that bag.....   

--X--

And now I have a  second card to share. I made this for The Kraft Journal. Their inspiration picture really grabbed me and I wanted to take part in their challenge. My original idea did not work, neither did my second try, but on the third (.....or fourth) I was successful! 


I just LOVE how this turned out!


I used Ryns' Raindrop set, stamped it on water color paper and colored it with water color pencils. I fuzzy cut the drops and glued them onto Kraft paper. The sentiment is by Close to my Heart (You are my Happy) - I bent it a bit. 


In addition I am adding this card to the Snippets playground - those drops were stamped on a thin left over strip of water color paper and by the way, the piggy on the first card also was a snippet, of course....







Comments

Flo said…
Deine Tropfenkarte ist DER Hit!!! Wunderbar, sie sehen aus wie Seifenblasen, die manchmal genau so farbig aussehen, wie deine Tropfen. LG
Aileen said…
Love both cards, very clever use of the 'luck' and yes its much nicer than the inspiration picture. Your water drops are wonderful.
Monika Reeck said…
Totally lovely RAINDROP dear Cornelia...looks like it is a real one woohoo...and yes in Germany Schwein bring glueck or it bring lucky hehe...I pass this time with the challenge theme LUCK I have no idea and no idea to make a CAS card instead of CAS I made a complicated wedding card...ich hoffe du hast Zeit zu meinem Blog zu besucht...LG, deine Monika
Ardyth said…
CLEVER! It's always fun to come here and see what you've come up with! I love learning more about traditions like lucky pigs in Germany. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!
Anita in France said…
Yep, your card's so much prettier than that lunch box, Cornelia ... and it looks pretty brilliant to me! Those raindrops are amazing ... feels as though I should be able to touch them IRL! Anita :)
Barb Ghig said…
First of all, I think you ARE brilliant, Cornelia! I wouldn't have thought to create a card after seeing that lunch bag...such a clever and fun take on your inspiration! And the pig is just fabulous! My ancestors are German (I always love to brag about that), so I learned something today :)

I also really love how you created your 2nd card! What a cool idea to create water drops with 'water color' paper! They look really shiny and awesome on the Kraft background, too! Great take on the inspiration photo!
Judy1223 said…
Wow, Cornelia, I'm so glad I stopped by to see your sweet card because I learned a whole lot from your post! My father's family came from Germany, but I had never heard that pigs were considered lucky. Who knew?! I also love that you used the periodic table to spell out "luck"...I love the inspiration photo, too! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!
Kristi said…
Lovely cards! I really love your take on our challenge theme this week! Very well done! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!♥
Two fab cards Cornelia, clever work all around, well done, Shaz in Oz.x
Barbara said…
Both cards are brilliant; I especially like the raindrops and how you colored them.
Sleepy Stamper said…
Stunning card! I'm glad you kept at is because this card turned out amazing. The raindrops are just beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Kraft Journal.

Anitra
What FUN, I agree, cute wee little PIG!!!! Hahaa funny, and also a lesson learned!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!!
Di said…
Oh my word Cornelia - that first card is soooo cleverly worked out! And of course I adore the raindrops, they look like a rainbow :)

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - didn't expect such a rush of little feet into the Playground yesterday!

Hugs

Di
xx
Deborah Frings said…
I adore the Luck card - super way to use the chemical elements!
Ryn Tanaka said…
Hey Cornelia, it's great to hear from you again :) I love the colour blending in each droplet. Such a good idea to combine them with that quote. Beautiful card!!!
Darnell said…
This post is the perfect example of why you are often recognized for your brilliant cards, Cornelia! I thought the lucky adorable pig with the LUCK table was awe-mazing ~ and then, then I saw the colorful raindrops on kraft and lost my mind!! That is extraordinary!!!! Hugs, Darnell
scrappymo! said…
Two great cards but love the raindrop card. Brilliant idea to colour the drops like that!a
canadian_liner said…
You coloured those drops? They look so dimensional. Did you add anything to make them shiny? (Glossy accents or other). Brilliant take on the inspiration image! Thanks for your kind comment on my KIS! Lecker card.
Liz said…
Great card. Thanks for sharing at the Playground
Kim Heggins said…
Wow...both of your cards are so fun. I love your first one with that sweet little pig and those chemistry letters, just too clever and fun!
Sarn said…
BOth brilliant cards but I especially love the raindrops one.

Hugs, Sarn xxx
Sian Ridley said…
WOW! Both of these cards are beautiful :) I love the idea that pigs are good luck, I love pigs! And those raindrops are stunning, I'm not surprised it took you a few attempts, it was definitely worth it :)
Elizabeth said…
Fabulous snippet card Cornelia ... I love the raindrops. Elizabeth xx
Oh, lovely piggy card, but I'm just stunned by the raindrops... AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!!

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