Here is my sample card for Robin's fun Free for All challenge.
Here we have Bernadette and Odette all frocked up for a fun day out. As you can see, Bernadette is far more adventurous than her bestie, she has teamed her pink tutu with her pink biker boots!! Odette has teamed her pink feathers up with a hat in a darker shade of pink trimmed with pink pearls.
The girls were stamped with Gothic Purple Stazon ink, coloured with a couple of pink distress inks. Bernie's boots are by Stampotique, her skirt is by me. Odette's little hat is from a vintage lady stamp. I am not sure of the brand as not many wood mounted stamps have survived on their blocks since I bought a MISTI. The sentiment is by Unity Stamps.
The girl's legs are cut from a left-over piece of coloured and stamped cardstock then adhered to the card using a glue stick. The usual dotty tree and branch stamps were randomly stamped using Ranger Archival ink. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine (it is much darker than Archival).
The background was made with the usual smack & squirt technique on a full sheet of A4 cardstocl. I started by smacking Cracked Pistachio distress ink onto aluminium foil, squirt on a LOT of water, then use a foam blending tool to scrub and swish the inky water on to the base of the card.
For the remainder of the background I used the same technique to apply Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone. Once everything was nice and dry I watered down a small amount of Dylusions white paint and using a paint brush, I painted over a stencil.
Thank you for looking and I hope you get the chance to join in. For all the details click here .
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 GMT Views: 5699
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 74980
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 4:59 PM
Another fantastic creation, Susie. First I LOVE LOVE your colors and then they are all your wonderful techniques and details that just draw one in. You interject humor with your tall-legged bestie birds that make us smile. FANTASTIC!!!
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Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 7:26 PM
OMWord!! This is totally amazing girlfriend!! YOU are amazing the way you come up with all the GREAT details of their dresses, stockings, shoes, hats, etc!! OMGosh!! I love this creation and the colors!!! Beautiful mate!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9160
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 9:34 PM
You can have a second career as an awesome clothing designer. You have the best dressed birds in town. You used such pretty shades of pink...I am going to have to rethink my aversion to pink. What an amazing card. Pinned and faved.
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 27535
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 9:44 PM
ditto to all the above comments. I so am going to find my biker boots and head over the land down under to simply hang with Bernadette and Odette...I might just have to bring Eunice as well. Bernice is busy with her pink teddy...she sends her regrets!
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Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 10841
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 12:26 AM
In contrast to my card today .... LOL ... this is a 'Superb Susie' creation ... I love reading how you make such amazing cards - with colour, different textures, different stamps, brilliant backgrounds and masses of humour! Full marks today!
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Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 3:34 AM
OMGOSH! What a delightful card, Susie! From the inky, spotty, stenciled, stamped, doodled, sparkly bkgrd, to the fabulously altered birds (oh-those faces), glitter, tutu, hat and hat band, pink pearly necklace, boots, and all ... LOVE it! A delight to view! :)