Monday, August 31, 2009

Just Clowning Around

This is my first card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge and I had fun with it. I had dug out this clown image that I had been given by a lady at the first Markets I sold my cards at...I wasn't sure about using it as Clowns aren't exactly in at the moment (well - not that I have seen) but decided to anyway...why be dictated to by trends! LOL! You can never have too many children's birthday cards, especially for littlies....and with this in mind I am linking it to the Stamping for the Weekend Challenge which is for anything BABY - babies/toddlers birthday card fits

I coloured the image with chalks and used a Water Colour Pen for the 'hard to get to' places...sponged the edges with distressing ink and paper pierced two opposite corners. This was mounted onto a navy scalloped rectangle (thanks Melinda aka Melinda80). Two sections were cut from Spot and Dots embossed CS and layered onto olive green CS, with a striped panel being added down the side. The main image was mounted on dimensionals to balance it, the the layers in the top corner of it are very thick. A circular sentiment was added and an old button was added to the centre of that! I cut thin strips of DP to thread through the holes in the buttons, so that the 'thread' matched perfectly...uses up scraps as well!

That fabulous DP was part of a Blog Candy from Tracey of Stamping for all Seasons - I have really enjoyed all of the DP's that were part of the Candy - so thank you Tracey!! You know what it is like...no matter how much SP you have yourself - someone elses is always more interesting! What's that all about!?!?

Thank you for coming and visiting me here, I love seeing you have been and reading your comments...you are so encouraging!! God bless you!


  1. Hello again Linda, well done on creating two cards for this weeks challenge. What a fab looking clown and you've coloured him beautifully, lovely bright 'n' cheery colours, lovin the papers and a fab layout too. Thanks so much for your second entry for this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

  2. What a lovely clown - and I agree, why be dictated to by trends :-)

    great card, and a great page layout too - you are an inspiration.


  3. Awwww Linda this is sooooooo cute!!!

  4. Oh, isn't he funny! I love clowns! Delightful, Linda!

  5. You said you wanted to use this stamp and you did congrats on the fab result!Happy card!
    x Chriss


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