Sunday, 28 February 2010

Nothing like being last minute

This is my entry for the Squiggle Stamps prize challenge. I only found it this morning so this has been a very quick card.

The challenge was to make a card (Or other project) using a squiggle stamp (rubber or digi) include the colour pink and heart or hearts. I chose Oscar the Clown for my image, this one is a digi download from here.

I know a lot of people find clowns sinister, I have however always loved them and used to collect them as a child. As soon as I looked at the digi stamps this morning I knew this was the one.

This is my first challenge card for any challenge so it is a bit exciting for me. I have really not had a lot of time, typically before I got to print my Image my printer ran out of one ink and would not print anymore, I had to go to Barnstaple to get some more ink this afternoon before I could even start on this one! Arghh!!

I was going for a monochrome card just using shades of pink, I did the clown and then decided that a bit of colour would be nice, this paper was in my stash.

Oscar is coloured with promarkers, matted on white and pink pearl card, his hat and bow tie have been decoupaged. Keeping with the circle theme of the paper, I added pink ribbon which has circles (sorry you can't see the detail too well in this pic). Flower is from pink pearl card, silver heart brad used to attach to card. I have left it simple with no sentiment on the front so it can be used for any child occasion. I punched some of the coloured circles and decoupaged them for a bit more dimension.

I have heard this evening that my youngest niece who is 18 months, cut her head open today and had to go to casualty to have it glued and steri striped. I am now glad I left it blank as I think I will give it to her tomorrow for being a brave girl.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lynsey xx


Crystal said...

AWWW this is soooo fun, love that clown ADORABLE!!! Great flower too!

Tracy said...

This is adorable - Oscar is such a cutie! Really love the nice soft colours :) Thank for joining our challenge - hope to see you for the March one too! xxTracy

Di said...

Lovely spring design,the colours are so fresh and really suit the image.Di.x