Today I'm so excited to share the new release from Flowers, feathers and fairies
Gryphon and you can purchase him here
The gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. In Greek and Roman texts, griffins and Arimaspeans were associated with gold. Indeed, in later accounts, "griffins were said to lay eggs in burrows on the grounds and these nests contained gold nuggets." Adrienne Mayor, a classical folklorist, proposes that the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from the fossilized remains of the Protoceratops found in gold mines in the Altai mountains of Scythia, in present-day southeastern Kazakhstan, or in Mongolia, though this hypothesis has been strongly contested as it ignores pre-Mycenaean accounts. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.
I can't wait to give this card to our nephew for his birthday! He's an amazing guy who is strong and powerful with a bit of magical just like this creature.
Copic Markers E13, E15, E18, E33,Y15, Y17,Y21, Y38, YR15, YR27, N6 & N8
Cricut Adhesive Foil (Stainless Gold)
Star Border using Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge
CTMH Stamp set Princess Wings (used the star bursts and swirls)
Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Scattered Straw
CTMH Slate Ink & Spondge
Thin Cuts Stars
Snippets of Mustard Cardstock and Yellow Patterned Paper for the stars.
I would love to enter this into the following challenges
Seize the Birthday Black, White and one other color
A Gem of a Challenge #190 Boys Birthday
Pixie's Snippets Playground week 273 &274
Ching Chou March Challenge
Please visit Sabrina's Blog as well, she has created a another stunning version of this Gyphron!