July 10, 2009

Send in the Clowns.....


There ought to be clowns....Tell them I'm here...

Okay, now that I've gotten that song out of my head, onto my card. Using Midnight Madness Challenge Sketch 9 as my inspiration and taking a few creative liberties, here's what I've come up with. I'm really not a ribbony (that's a word, isn't it) type of gal, so I omitted that and used the dot image in it's place. I did a little reverse Paper Piecing with my Send in the Clowns image from Artistic Outpost. What's REVERSE Paper Piecing you ask? Well, I actually started with the Lime Rickey paper from Basic Grey, that's my base layer (instead of stamping on White), then trimmed off the excess. I've found it's much easier to reverse Paper Piece this image then do it the normal way. So I actually pieced in the Clowns head and hands using White card stock, and the fluffy frilly part of the clowns costume with another pattern from the Lime Rickey collection. After the image was pieced, adhere it to White card stock for an Out of the Box look, then add your Black panel for depth.

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Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Send in the Clowns
Ink - Black Archival
Card Stock - Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Stampin' Up! Old Olive, White, Black
Other - SAMJ, Markers

12 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhh, so that's how you do it!! You clever chickie you....thanks for the great example and the art lesson too!

Carolyn said...

That is a wonderful card. I love the clown. Nice job.

Thank you so much for playing with us this week at the MMSC. Hope you will play again next week.

Carolyn, MMDT member
http://creativecardcorner.blogspot.com/

Joanne (jojot) said...

great vintage clown

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

And she didn't want parades just passing by her... I'm adding to your song, thanks for getting that into my head. I love the clown - we all need more clowning around!

Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness and congrats on your win this week at MMSC.

Jane MMDT member

One4Joy said...

fabbie job on the clown, Lisa!!! Those colors in the Lime Rickey are perfect

scrapperjulia said...

I love how you made the clowns body out of Basic Grey paper, will have to try this! Love the colors and the brads going down the side, great card!

Priscilla said...

Hello dear :) as always your creations are fantastic. I am not a big clown fan, BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE. I think it is because it looks vintage ;) Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges.

p.s. check out the BLOG CANDY I just posted :)

Priscilla :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Wow Lisa, piecing the clown together, looks great! It looks so uniform too, I love your vintage cards:) Thanks for playing MMSC this week, xox ~Jeni

Kelly said...

What a great card for the MMSC#9. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Beautifully done! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Cute clown!! Love your take on the sketch!

tonistamps said...

OH Wow! I love these colors Lisa!

 
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