I really wanted a cool gorilla image to use for this card, but alas, I own exactly zero gorilla stamps. I did a little internet search and found this super cool image by Ant Creations. I didn't want a cutesy gorilla, I needed a FIERCE gorilla for Greipel! So I emailed Nathan over at Ant Creations, and he kindly let me use his image for this card. (Go give them lots of Facebook likes for being so nice!!) I printed out the gorilla and colored him in with my Copics. The little Hero Arts bicycle was a necessary addition to his shirt. And the "life is good" message is an old A Muse woodblock stamp from my stash.
Doesn't the actual Gorilla look awesome in green?
So just before the Tour I learned something...um.. interesting... about Andre Greipel. He likes to rap. “Pain is the weakness leaving the body. Pain in the legs is something you don’t know, because you’re just setting up the big show." I swear, these cyclists - never a dull moment...
I don't know what's happened yet in today's stage, I'm watching it on delay. Is Greipel still in green? I'll find out soon enough. Either way I know he'll continue to add excitement to this year's Tour.
And Sonya, this post is for you. :-)