This is for Lisa's super fun Ways to Use It challenge - "Give us a laugh". It will come as no surprise that this is yet another crazy bird card. Here we have Claudette, great-aunt of Odette and Bernadette - you can see where the girls got their fine dress sense from!!
The background is from the left over background that Odette and Bernie appeared on a couple of weeks ago. The usual smack & squirt technique using distress inks and lots of water were used. The stenciling was done with diluted Dylusions paint.
Claudette was stamped in my MISTI with Versafine ink; I left the rubber stamp in place while I removed the image and painted her with Distress inks and an aqua pen. Before fussy cutting, I put her back into MISTI and restamped to sharpen up all the edges. I have run out of the Stampotique boots, so these are a knock off boots, actually each boot and leg are one piece. On a piece of cardstock I drew the boots and legs, fussy cut then glued into place. I dislocated one leg to bend it back. The lace skirt is from a beautiful assortment of lace sent to me by JodyLynn.
Lots of liquid pearls, a little floral stamp and a doodled border were added before adhering the panel to a kraft card base. I had a heap of fun making this, thank you for looking.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 GMT Views: 7877
Registered: April 13, 2011 Location: Midwest Posts: 177
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 6:38 PM
Love this old broad!!! What CLASS!!!!! And she has such a look on her face. She knows where she's going in this world. Love the leggings. Thank you for them...I've missed them. That hat is SO Claudette! I know, I've met her before. The skirt is Absolutely Delicious! And the boots! What can I say about the boots? You're a Fantastic bootmaker! You may want to consider a side job. Love the branches with the berries and the delicate little pearl bedecked flowers she's stomping on as she's hurrying off to meet her date. Life begins at 80!
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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 6:41 PM
Oh my gosh, Susie!!! I'm chuckling at your description! Poor great-aunt Claudette; you dislocated her leg!! I am so anxious to meet more of the family because they are sooooo lovely!! Outstanding, Susie!
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61453
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 7:45 PM
.... you just add to add that last crack, didn't you?. Here I was delighting in your work of art when I finally made it to the bottom and saw that snide comment. Okay, Okay, Okay, I get it. I'm good with that (not really) but I'll overlook your last and final sentiment on this card because you did such a fabulous job. Wonderfully fun and creative, Ms. Susie. You did good.
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