over at Audrie's IC challenge tonight:100 Brilliant Color Combinations. I just couldn't stop her...she looked at eVEry 1, multiple times...I know she was looking for some beets...she just adores beets. td! But after consulting cousin Bernice, Eunice decided upon #89 Shadowy & Dramatic. Isn't it the more wonderful color for skin of a certain age?
I do hope you have not grown tired of the Bernice and Eunice show. It has been several years since they both made appearances for Valentines. my advice to you back in 2009 and Eunice is back in 2013 and a pink TEDDY for Bernice. It is a lot of fun to figure out ways to ink up old rubber and bring forth something new...especially with these wild cousins!
The background is another venture into my mixed media year long exploration (WanderLust 2016). I am learning to let go of perfection and allow for things to take on a mind of their own. The wild starry night is an example. I used the Dylan Reaveley wonky star stencil on white cs. The shimmery red/coral/pinky color is from ColourArte's Radiant Gel. When it was dry, I used Gelatos over the top, in the colors of #89, wiping to remove the Gelato's off the starts. I kept layering until I was pleased with the random combination of color.
Eunice was colored with Copics and her jewelry was tickled. If you go to the previous Eunice links, you will see how I changed up the scarf, sentiment, and accessories each time. I thought with such a bold bg, she needed a 'hula' skirt (up cycled garlic net in red) and the underskirt is half of a pink silk flower petal. I cut a crochet white cotton do-dad, using only two loops. The German scrap in copper acts as a belt. FUSSY cut her. Instead of using the sentiment around Eunice, I decided to emboss the I Love You confetti in the colors of my inspiration.
Thank you for visiting my girls today...they are a hoot and a half! Can you tell I adore them? Remember fixin' up a shoebox with crepe paper and heart shaped doilies in elementary school...I wish for you the bestest box of chocolates...
Edit: for photo now that the sun is shining...
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 GMT Views: 1072
Accessories: Star Stencil by Dylusions, Confetti 'I Love You's', Garlic Red Netting, Stickles, Copics, German Scrap, Crochet Doily, piece of silk flower, Embossing Powders, snippet of gauze, White gel pen
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47691
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 5:43 AM
I think an Australian branch of the Eunice and Bernice Fan Club is in order! I just checked out the girls past adventures, wow, wow, wow what amazing characters!! Thank you for all the laughs and smiles Susan. Pinned and faved my friend.
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Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 5:50 AM
This is beyond words wonderful! Your quirky artistry shines bright in this fantastic mixed media project - wanderlust in full force! Thanks for sharing the details, especially for that amazing background.
PS - I want her eyelashes, too!
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Registered: October 5, 2010 Location: Oregon Posts: 46389
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 6:32 AM
Disclosure: This card, in real life, is perfection! Much lighter, and full of prime details and delight. Susan shared it at a new-to-me coffee shop in Eugene yesterday. It truly shimmers and shines! Brilliant. Just brilliant.
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22706
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 7:38 AM
Oh my gosh! She is JUST too fun and your imagination in designing her is a delight to see! LOVE this! Not only is your stamp collection impressive but so are your accessories! Your creativity has no limits, Susan! Love seeing your cards!