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?
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!
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 card challenge – Stamping, splattering and embossing
Simon says Stamp Monday challenge – Little critters
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge – A bit of Sparkle
Casology – I think the colours on my Phoenix are pretty LOUD!
Stampin Sensations – Butterflies, Fairies & Fantasy. I just went with Fantasy