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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vintage Clown...

 I LOVE this image from A Day For Daisies - there is a set of three Vintage Clowns that are referenced below under supplies in case you want to check them out.  Fun to color!  And I used a tag for the sentiment on this one.

This card was created for the fortnight challenge "Any Sentiment You Want" at Aud Sentiments.  A Day For Daisies graciously provided  images for the design team to use.
A Day For Daisies 

You can see all of the Design Teams inspiration for you and the challenge rules HERE.

I started with an A2 size base card in a yellow-gold color.  The "Vintage Bell Clown" image was printed out and I colored him with Copics.  This layer was matted with the base card CS.  The next step was to stamp the background with the Print Pattern using "Wild Honey" & "Rusty Hinge" Distress Inks.  Extra stamp-offs of this were used for the tag and for the interior.  To kick up the texture and detail, I added gold foil to the bow tie and to the dingle-bells hanging off his clothing & the bells.  Faux brads were created for the intersection point of the diamonds in the background by using a 1/16th hole punch, gluing the hole centers down and then applying gold foil to them.  The interior has faux stitches around the message panel.
This card should be eligible for the following

Crafty Ribbons #71 – Stitching real or faux [faux stitching was used to tack down the message panel]
A Day for Daisies #83 – Add some Gold [gold foil]
Delicious Doodles #63 – NO DP [background is stamped]
Robyn's Fetish #187 – Vintage Style
Paula Holifield Crafts (ALBC) – Sparkle & Shine [gold foil]
Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey – Bling it Up [gold foil]
Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Handmade [Faux brads -see details under embellishments below]
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Anything Goes


IMAGES:  The focal image is "Vintage Bell Clown" from A Day For Daisies;  background is done with a rubber stamp - "SU Paint Pattern", no DP is used; sentiment is from Hero Arts
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images;  matting & base CS is from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tag is an oval punch with slot punched in the top to create the tag; orange twine from stash; gold foil applied with Duo Glue. Faux brads were created for the intersection point of the diamonds in the background by using a 1/16th hole punch, gluing the hole centers down and then applying gold foil to them. Finally faux stitching was used to tack down the message panel.
INKS: "Wild Honey" and "Rusty Hinge" Distress Inks were used for the background pattern; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Fabulous colours and design Ginny♥

  2. How creative! I've never heard of making faux brads in this manner! Thanks for all the info! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘HANDMADE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

    1. You're welcome Darlene! The neat part of that technique is that you can punch a hole any size you want to create a brad or bling of any kind.

  3. Adorable card! Love that image and the faux brads!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. Very nice card Ginny, love the color!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  5. Hiya I have loved looking round your pretty blog, Your card is lovely I love the colours you have used so pretty.

    Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I hope to see you next time. hugs Sharon xox

  6. Very neat & unique card! Nice clown stamp! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  7. Love your card and that image is fab! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  8. Lovely card, thanks so much for joining in with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  9. Me again! Thanks for sharing this stunning card with us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck Susan x

  10. Lovely card, I like the colour scheme you have used on this.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles.

  11. What fantastic colours and love the image.

    Hugs Ali x

  12. Just fabulous, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC and our Sparkle & Shine challenge, good luck. Jane x

  13. Thank you so much for joining Delicious Doodles for our No DP challenge and Good Luck!


  14. Fabulous colours of your vintage clown. Thankyou for joining our first challenge at crafting from the heart challenge blog and hope to see more of your work.
    Good luck
    Fiona (DT co-owner) x

  15. Gorgeous card
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  16. Such a beautiful card and image - great coloring skills. Thanks for the comment on my card and yes the tattoo is on the original!!!

  17. What a stunning card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  18. Gorgeous image, love the colouring and the gold foil! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment.Also, I realised I haven't welcomed you as a fellow teamie yet at 613 Avenue Create. So.... nice to meet you!!!

  19. A really beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Bling It Up challenge and I hope we see you next month too Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT

  20. Oh wow this is awesome! The harlequin background is so perfect for the clown and your coloring is wonderful. Beautifully done Ginny! :-)


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