Built from the Fire

Does a name build a person or does the person build the name? I wonder cause I was given the Chinese name, which I was told, means Phoenix. The legendary bird that is rebuild from the ashes. I have gone through some personal hardships and big changes in my life, but I always managed to rebuild my life again, no matter where I am. So is it because I was told my name represented a bird, that sings its most beautiful song before bursting into flames, but then rises again from its very own ashes, that I feel I have to live up to the reputation of my name? If my name meant “Born in the clouds” would I have had a different life?

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No matter… but when I saw this sentiment from So Suzy stamps, I knew it was for me. Along with the beautiful bird (lets say its a phoenix…) stamp I got from them too, I tried to illustrate those words into images, although I think I went overboard with the fire which I painted with my Zigs, as I wanted this card to be CAS for the “Embossing” challenge at AAA cards!

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I used gold Wow embossing powder to colour the tree trunk and used Wow embossing glitters to embellish the beautiful peacock Phoenix. I also added red splatters to represent floating cinders from the fire.

So a simple “could have been CAS” card but I still hope you like it!


I’m also playing along at:

CAS mix up CAS Mix up card challenge – Stamping, splattering and embossing

sssmchallenge Simon says Stamp Monday challenge – Little critters

ssswchallenge Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge – A bit of Sparkle

casology Casology – I think the colours on my Phoenix are pretty LOUD!

stamping sensation Stampin Sensations – Butterflies, Fairies & Fantasy. I just went with Fantasy

time out Time Out challenges – My own take on Hanelie’s beautiful card here